Homemade Hostess Twinkies

  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 25m

Try this easy copycat recipe at home today and recreate a favorite snack from our childhood!



  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 Cup flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 Teaspoon almond extract


  • 2 Cup cold heavy cream
  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon extract



Cake Step 1:

Wisk the eggs, sugar, milk, oil and vanilla together. In a separate bowl combine all the dry ingredients. A little at a time add the dry to the wet until smooth.

Cake Step 2:

Bake in the mold of your choice at 350 degrees until golden brown and is done in the middle when tested.

Cake Step 3:

When the cakes come out of the oven sprinkle a little sugar on the raw or sugar on top and for a little crunch.

Cake Variations

For fun variations to take this Twinkie to the next level try adding lemon or orange zest to the cake batter before baking or almond extract and some chopped nuts.

Cream Step 1:

Combine in a bowl and wisk until stiff.

Cream Step 2:

Inject into the cake using a baster.

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