How to make homemade Twinkies
Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:13 PM
(makes 25 - 2x3 inch cakes)
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled to lukewarm
1 cup water
1 (5.1 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
5 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 10x15 inch jelly roll pans.
2. Beat the eggs until combined; stir in the melted butter. Add the water, pudding mix, and yellow cake mix, stirring well to combine. The batter will be very thick. Divide the batter between the prepared pans, spreading it evenly.
3. Bake until the cakes spring back when pressed lightly with a finger or a tester comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.
4. To make the filling, combine the room-temperature butter, cream cheese, and confectioners sugar. Beat until smooth. Stir in the whipped topping and vanilla extract.
5. When the cakes are cool, spread the filling mixture on top of one cake layer. Place the second cake layer on top of the first, and cut into bars. Wrap each bar in plastic wrap and store in the freezer.
Sugar Free Version
One box of sugar-free yellow or white cake mix
Two boxes of Jell-O Cook & Serve Sugar-Free, Fat-Free Vanilla Pudding & Pie Filling
Three and one-half cups of non-fat or low-fat milk
Square cake pans
Non-stick, calorie-free cooking spray
Directions: Make cake batter according to box directions. Pour into square cake pans sprayed with calorie-free cooking spray and bake. Cool completely. While baking, stir boxes of pudding mix into three and one-half cups of milk in large saucepan, using whisk. Stir constantly on medium heat until it comes to a full boil. Pour into bowl and cool. Cut the cake squares into Twinkie-sized shapes. Arrange on a platter. Spoon two tablespoons of vanilla pudding mix onto each square, then cover with another square. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:22 PM
And the filling is:
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