Ho Ho no! With fate of Twinkies uncertain, try this recipe

Friday, Hostess brands announced it would shut down the company after a strike crippled its operations.

Though the fate of its products — from Ho Hos to Ding-Dongs to Wonder Bread — is uncertain, you can calm your Twinkie panic with this home-spun recipe. Todd Wilbur has been cloning some of America’s favorite name-brand foods for more than 20 years and here, he recreates the iconic yellow cakes.


Serves 10


    • Non-stick spray
    • 4 egg whites
    • One 16-ounce box golden pound cake mix
    • 2/3 cup water
  • Filling

    • 2 teaspoons very hot water
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups marshmallow creme (one 7-ounce jar)
    • 1/2 cup shortening
    • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Baking Directions:

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