Twinkie Cupcakes

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Easy cupcake recipes are a plenty on the internet - but how about easy cupcake recipes that combine America's favorite junk food, the twinkie? Thanks to Sheryl of Lady Behind The Curtain for her Twinkie Cupcake recipe that takes two wonderful deserts and blends them into one. Ah the twinkie, baking’s way of giving us that warm and fuzzy feeling. Cupcakes as well are another near and dear recipe that warms the cockles of one’s sweet tooth and heart. The notion of putting these two together is an inspiration Sheryl shares with us in her take on a cupcake recipe.

The simple yet satisfying twinkie has a rich and creamy history since it was first conceived in 1930. The actual date of April the 6th in the year of 1930 is probably celebrated somewhere in the world since the twinkie has gone on to appear on television shows, movies and have been mentioned many times in books. James Alexander Dewar was a baker for the Continental Baking Company in Schiller Park, Illinois. He noticed the assembly line that produced cream filled strawberry shortcake would go idle when strawberries were out of season. He pondered on what to use it for and came up with a banana inspired cream mix that he stuffed into a golden sponge cake vessel and thus he named it a twinkie and it was born. This recipe caught on and is now well known across the globe and some say it will still be around when we are not. That is a joke but with many of the artificial additives in many foods these days that might not be inconceivable.

Cupcakes have also been around for a long time. It has a longer history being that it was first mentioned in 1796 and is defined as a small cake usually made to serve one person. Whether you serve more than one to a person is totally your own call. They can be made just as you would a regular cake with flour, butter, eggs and sugar. The simplicity in the recipe is what makes these personal cakes so alluring.

Sheryl must have been truly inspired to make this twinkie recipe and offer it for us to enjoy and add to our dessert repertoire. If you are asking yourself where to buy twinkies online simply search the phrase buy twinkies online and many different options will appear that will delivery these twinkies to your doorstep like eBay, Amazon and other candy delivery services. This recipe can be done all in one hour from preparation to cooking to having them on the table. Twinkies and cupcakes are basically both made with a sponge cake base but one has the frosting inside, the twinkie, while the cupcake usually has the frosting on top. The different variety of fillings and toppings can vary from the go to vanilla and chocolate to more exotic ones such as hazelnut butter cream to kid friendly ones like peanut butter and jam to adding multi colored sprinkles to liven the look for those finicky eaters on your diners list.

For those of you curious about twinkie nutrition and want to get your hands on the twinkie nutrition label before you indulge in these cupcakes, a basic breakdown of ingredients for a Serving Size of 2 cake (77 g) about 270 calories, with 33 grams from sugar and 9 grams from fat. The ingredients on the twinkie nutrition label are long and certainly not healthy by any means, so if you do make this dessert be sure to eat it in moderation and include plenty of greens, salads and exercise in your diet.

All in all this twinkie cupcake recipe is easy to make and not too time consuming and when your diners hear twinkie and cupcake in the same sentence you are sure to at least get their undivided attention. Sheryl and her twinkie cupcake recipe will bring you back to your childhood days when any baked treat with frosting on top or filling in the middle always garnered attention.*

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