Organic Twinkies

Organic twinkies

It is here, on TastieThyme. The epitome of Hostess treats. The cream-filled log of cake desperately sought by Woody Harrelson in Zombieland. Make it with organic ingredients or frost it to make a Zinger. Deep fry it or make Twinkie sushi. Whatever you do, don't let the Hostess apocalypse kill the Twinkie.


Sponge Cake

½ cup (50g) all-purpose flour, sifted
tsp (1g) baking powder
¼ tsp (2g) salt
½ cup (100g) sugar
½ tsp (2g) vanilla extract
3 (150g) egg, room-temperature
3 tbsps (43g) water, cold

Cream Filling

½ cup (120g) cream
4 tbsps (60g) confectioner's sugar


  1. Preheat the oven for 350F. Separate the yolks and egg whites.
  2. Using a paddle attachment with your electric mixer, cream the egg yolks and two-thirds of the sugar until it is pale yellow.
  3. While mixing on low speed, gradually sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into the beaten egg yolks.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and water and mix until the batter has a ribbon consistency. You may have to scrape the bottom of your mixer bowl.
  5. Pour the batter into a glass bowl and set aside.
  6. Using a whisk attachment with your electric mixer, whip the egg whites until forthy and foamy. Be sure you have sufficiently cleaned your mixer bowl of cake batter. You do not want any fats interfering while beating the proteins in egg whites.
  7. While mixing on low speed, gradually add the remaining one-third of sugar in.
  8. Whip at high speed until the egg whites form stiff peaks. Add some cream of tartar if you worry about overbeating the egg whites.
  9. Fold the egg whites into the cake batter in a third at a time.
  10. Pour or pipe the batter into a cream canoe pan.
  11. Bake the cakes for about 10-13 minutes.
  12. While the cakes are baking, make whipped cream using your electric mixer and the whisk attachement.
  13. When the whipped cream has soft peaks, add the confectioner's sugar. Continue whipping until stiff peaks.
  14. Remove the cakes when ready and allow it to cool until room temperature.
  15. With a frosting injector or simple pastry bag with decorating tip, Fill each Twinkie with the whipped cream at 3 equally positioned points from the underside of the Twinkie.
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