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How do you make mock Twinkie filling?

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To make mock Twinkie filling, cream together 1/3 cup of vegetable shortening and 2 tablespoons of soft butter, gradually beat in 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, and then finish up by beating in 1/3 cup of evaporated milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 2 drops of lemon extract. This filling works well for filling sponge or chiffon cake treats similar to commercial Twinkies.

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To make cake similar to Twinkie cake, beat 4 large egg whites until stiff. Mix in a 16-ounce box of pound cake mix and 2/3 cup of water until well combined. Pour the batter into a nonstick canoe-style snack cake pan for Twinkie-shaped cakes, or simply use muffin pans. Fill the pans about 2/3 full, leaving some room for rising.

Bake the snack cakes or muffins at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes. Use a toothpick to test for doneness. When no batter sticks to the toothpick when it is inserted into the center of a cake, it is done. Let the cakes cool all the way before filling.

Use a pastry bag with a wide circular tip to pipe the filling into the cakes. Fill the bag with the cream, press the tip into the underside of the cake, and squeeze until the cake starts to bulge. For canoe-style cakes, fill in three places. For muffin-shaped cakes, just fill in the center.

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