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Spiced Cake Twinkies

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Have you tried to make your own Twinkies at home? This classic treat can be made easily and are fun for kids and adults! See this Spiced Cake Twinkies recipe here!

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Spiced Cake Twinkies

You may be thinking, OK…DIY Twinkies seem like a great idea! Twinkies are fun and delicious, but do pack a lot of preservatives and aren't exactly the best thing for you.

Good news is, these are not difficult at all to make. Take a look below how I made my own Spiced Cake Twinkies.

If you haven't made your own Twinkies, you can do them easily right in the kitchen with just a few ingredients.  You do need to purchase a Twinkie pan, which you can find on Amazon.

This recipe will be a hit with the kids for school lunches- and won't have you worrying about all the preservatives and unpronounceable ingredients they may be getting with the store-bought ones.

Just follow the package directions on your spiced cake mix and cook in the oven at 350 for 15-18 minutes.  Spray well with non-stick spray so they aren't destroyed when you remove them from the Twinkie Pan. The Twinkie pan acts similarly to a brownie pan, so if you like them a little softer be sure to stay on the 15 minutes side of the cooking time.  After they are done, cool on a wire rack.

Note: I linked the Spice Cake mix just to show which one I use. You can find them at any store in the baking aisle.


Marshmallow Filling:

For the yummy filling, mix the ingredients in a serving bowl and beat with an electric mixer or your KitchenAid mixer

I just used a bowl and my hand mixer for this one.

filling mixed

You will use a piping bag to fill your cooked Twinkies with the marshmallow filling. This is the fun part when they all come together! 

It's also a fun opportunity to get the kids in the kitchen helping, since all you're really doing is poking holes in the Twinkies and filling them with Marshmallow Filling.  It's fairly easy for older kids. 


These are my pre-filled Spice Cake Twinkies. You may be wondering, why spice cake? Well, I am making these for the adults in the house and we love the flavor of the spice cake + filling.

The spice cake also has a very soft texture which reminds me of the store-bought twinkies.  The hold together more than a Yellow Cake Mix, but you can also try out the Yellow cake if that's what you prefer.

Twinkie holes

Assembling the Twinkies:

As I mentioned, this is the fun part. Take a dowel rod, or a large chop stick or kitchen skewer to poke 3 holes in the underside of each Twinkie.  

Fill Twinkies

Next, take your piping bag or kit and gently fill each hole with a small amount of Marshmallow Filling. You don't need very much, so go slowly at first as to not over-fill.

filling twinkies

This is what the finished Spice Cake Twinkies will look like. The Marshmallow Filling should stay inside the Twinkies, but if you feel like the filling is too soft you can refrigerate.

Spiced cake twinkies

To keep for later, just wrap each one in plastic wrap and then store in the fridge.  They should keep well inside a lunch box if you have them out of the fridge for a couple hours. Be sure to refrigerate overnight or to store them longer. For best results, eat within 1-2 days. 

Print Your Spiced Cake Twinkie Recipe Here:

Spiced Cake Twinkies

spiced cake twinkies

These fun treats are perfect for school lunches or a grown-up dessert!


  • Spice Cake Mix
  • + Ingredients Called for on the box
  • Marshmallow Filling:
  • 2 cups marshmallow cream
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup powdered icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


    Preheat oven to 350F

    Grease a twinkie pan and set aside.

    Prepare the spice cake mix according to the package directions.

    Portion out batter into the twinkie pan, filling each about 2/3 of the way full.

    Bake for 15-18 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

    Let cool completely.

    Meanwhile, prepare the filling by beating together all marshmallow filling ingredients. If it's too stiff, add a teaspoon or two of hot water.

    Scoop the filling into a piping bag and snip a tiny amount off the end.

    Using a chopstick, make three holes in the bottom of each twinkie. Try to move the end of the chopstick around a bit to make a bigger cavity for the filling.

    Pipe the marshmallow filling into each of the three holes of each twinkie.

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