This Instructable is organized in a slightly unusual way. In order to maximize our time together and minimize needless repetition, I’ve provided you with technique first, and recipes second. Learn the techniques you need, and you can apply them to any and all of the recipes you see below.
yes, there are five twinkie cakes and I have only provided four recipes. the fifth was a variation on the second, only doubling the flour content. not a good idea.
Step 1: Getting to know the enemy
But I wanted to do it anyway. Wouldn't you? For the sake of science?
So we got a scientist. And a knife. And this is what happened.
Step 2: Making the Twinkie molds
The trick for making a Twinkie mold is quite simple, and easy to get the hang of. Don't waste your money on fancy Twinkie making kits (which I understand do exist). And if you're making Twinkies for the legions, I recommend making the half-sized molds that I used. In fact, just do it that way.
Cut a bunch of 9" sheets of aluminum foil (enough to suit the recipe you're using).
Fold each piece of aluminum foil in half twice.
Wrap the folded foil around a small spice bottle to create a mold.
Leave the top of the mold open for pouring in the batter.
Arrange on a cookie sheet or in a shallow pan.