Twinkie Cupcakes

Twinkie Cupcakes ~ How to make your own Twinkies - but in cupcake form ~ feather light with the creamiest filling #Twinkies #Cupcakes

Homemade Twinkies, but in cupcake form, taste just like the real thing! Twinkies have been on my top list of sweet treats since the first one I had.

The kids used to ask for Twinkies just about every day when they were still at school. I always packed them a lunch consisting of a healthy sandwich or two, a fruit juice and a sweet treat. After a while I started to buy Twinkies by the box {not the 8 pack – an actual box with 12 x 8 packs }

Since they are no longer at school, or for that matter much at home, I do not buy Twinkies anymore. I might grab a single one now and then, to satisfy my own craving 😉

I found that making the filling first, then chill until the cupcakes are baked and cooled, works much better. The cupcakes should really only be refrigerated if, and I repeat, if, there are any leftovers.  The filling is quite runny when just mixed, hence the chilling beforehand.

TWINKIE CUPCAKES
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups Icing Sugar
  • 1 cup Margarine, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup Fresh Cream {double cream/whipping cream}
  • 1 Cake Mix, Vanilla flavor
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 t Vanilla Essence
  • Icing Sugar, for dusting
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – spray a 12 hole muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. Beat together the Icing Sugar, Margarine and Cream until well mixed – chill for 30 minutes, to set slightly.
  3. Combine the Cake Mix, Egg Whites, Water and Vanilla in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pan – bake 12 – 15 minutes – remove from oven and cool completely on a cooling rack.
  5. Slice the cupcakes in half when cooled – spread the bottom half with the Creamy Icing mixture and replace the top half – dust with Icing Sugar.
  6. Serve immediately.
Notes
The filling will be runny when mixed but will set after a little while in the refrigerator.
If you are a Twinkie lover, I hope you will try this recipe ~ it is quick, easy and delicious !

How to make your own Twinkie Cupcakes ~ feather light with the creamiest filling

22 thoughts on “Twinkie Cupcakes”

  1. Twinkies by the case? You crack me up! These look pretty delicious! My sister finds chocolate twinkies once in a while down in Mississippi. I have only found them once..but they are pretty good too!

  2. Yum yum yum! I have no idea what a Twinkie is but if the look of these are anything to go by they must be awesome! Must give these a go 🙂

  3. This is perfect! I make chocolate whoopie pies from my son and husband and these look similar! Great to find a new recipe…Pinned! Visiting from Tuesday Trivia.

  4. I'm so glad Twinkies never made it to our shores Linda but I might just have to try your recipe just to compare! LOL Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  5. Thank you for linking with See Ya in the Gumbo this week, Linda. I'm having trouble leaving comments on your Banoffee Squares & White House Chili posts, but I wanted you to know the chili was the top-viewed link. It will be featured when the new link goes up Monday evening. (I'm running behind this week!)

    A friend at work loves Twinkies–I mean she is crazy about them. I need to make these for her birthday!

  6. These are so cute! Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. I hope you will be back to link up another awesome post this week!
    Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

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