The #Twinkcalypse ….or #Apocadong….is upon us. I’m not really that sad. It kind of grossed me out to eat food meant to survive an apocalypse. The Twinkie survives along with the cockroach in Wall-E. That is cause for concern.
I sympathize with the mourners,though. That’s why I’ve rounded up some DIY recipes for your favorite Hostess snacks. No food grade chemicals or laboratory required.
Written instructions here.
Here is another variation via Popthomology:
1 box yellow cake mix*
Grease a 9” x 13” baking pan and then line with greased and lightly floured wax paper. The wax paper should extend up 1” over all sides of pan, to assist in lifting the cake from the pan once cooked and cooled.
Prepare cake mix as directed on the box in large bowl with eggs and vegetable oil. Pour batter into greased and lined pan. Bake according to box, remove from oven, and cool completely.
While cake is baking, prepare cake filling. Bring 1 cup milk and 5 level tbsps. of flour to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring constantly with a whisk to avoid lumps. Turn off burner after it comes to a boil and stir constantly while still on the burner until mixture is thickened and smooth. Cool completely in refrigerator. In large mixing bowl, cream 1 cup sugar, ½ cup stick butter (softened), ½ cup shortening, ½ tsp. salt, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract with a mixer. Add cooled milk and flour mixture to creamed ingredients and beat until white and fluffy.
Carefully flip cooled cake pan upside-down on large cookie sheet and slowly remove the wax paper from cake and pan. Make extra sure cake is completely cooled before cutting!
Slowly cut the cake in half lengthwise (try using a bread knife). Slip the top layer to a second cookie sheet, supporting the layer very carefully from underneath with both hands to avoid breakage.
Evenly spread the cake filing onto bottom layer of halved cake using knife or spatula. Gently slide top layer of cake over and onto cake filling. Refrigerate several hours before cutting into Twinkie size bars and serving.
(You may cut individual slices, wrap with foil or saran wrap and freeze for a lunch box treat which will thaw by lunchtime.)
*Alternative: use chocolate cake mix instead in place of yellow cake mix for Ho Hos!