My husband loves Hostess Twinkies and more recently their cupcakes. I think this love stems from the fact that he was deprived of them in his youth. You see his mom was one of “those moms”. She always had yummy homebaked goodies to send in his luches. He thought he was so deprived as he looked longingly at the lucky ones whose mom sent them with various Hostess Snack cakes. Can anyone relate? So when I stumbled on a recipe for making Hostess Cupcakes and Twinkies from scratch I knew I would have to try them out.
I decided to make the cupcakes first since we love chocolate around here and secondly, I didn’t have a mold for the twinkie cakes. Although I think I might try the twinkies next and just use a cupcake pan like we did for the cupcakes.
They were really delicious. My kids and hubby gobbled them up after a hot day out in the sun at my son’s baseball game. I found the recipe for the Hostess Cupcakes at Bake at 350 (I love her creative icing) and the Twinkies at Top Secret Recipes. Hopefully this will be something you will enjoy making for your family too.
**The cupcakes were a bit more time consuming than I had originally thought they would be. The only thing I would change is that instead of using the bittersweet chocolate for the ganache, I will probably use semi-sweet chocolate. It was a bit bitter for my liking.
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I've made both individual hostess cupcakes and one giant one (as a birthday cake). They are time consuming, but it's a big "wow" with the kids.
AnnaMarie Ferrell says
My husband loves hostess cupcakes…used to raincheck the grocery store when they went on sale during college because he'd buy all they had left. But, I'm too pregnant to have these around, and he's too…uh, not working out to have them around. :)
Anyhow, I LOVE this blog! I have spent literally every moment my daughter has been asleep all day (and it's almost 10 p.m. now!) reading back to your beginning and bookmarking ideas to do in the future. THANK YOU for all your inspiration and ideas! Thanks for posting awesome pictures and tutorials so the rest of us can try to be as wonderful as you are! I'll be here everyday!
I really, really love this blog too! But how funny — your husband STILL gets deprived of all the preservatives, chemicals, etc of the "real deal."
Nettie's Blog says
we can't get Twinkies here in Australia but i remember then well when we were in Salt Lake two years ago …so funny that you have the secret recipe…thanks for sharing …this is one Aussie chick that will be making them….
I received a twinkie pan for my bridal shower over four years ago and I LOVE making homemade twinkies and cupcakes. I haven't made them in FOREVER–now I know what my project next week will be. And yes, they are very time consuming!
I agree with babyblooze. So funny that your husband is still getting the homemade treats instead of the store bought treats. :)