Monday, September 29, 2008

I promised twinkies

And here they are. I don't have a twinkie mold pan, although I wish I did. So I improvised and made big twinkies, cooking them in mini loaf pans. I made a really small vanilla cake recipe, which I literally whipped up in 5 minutes. The cake is great and moist, a little crunchy on top which I know twinkies aren't, but whatever, they're delicious. 

Vanilla cake for twinkies
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 c rice flour mix
1/2 c milk
1/3 c oil
1 t baking powder
1/2 t xanthan gum
1 t vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350. Beat the eggs and sugar for one minute until slightly thickened. Mix in other ingredients, just blending until combined. Divide batter between three greased mini loaf pans, or 6 cupcakes. Bake for half an hour, until puffed and golden brown, and when you insert a toothpick into the cake it comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans, then remove to a cutting board.

 With a sharp knife, carefully cut out rectangles from the bottom. Scrape out the insides carefully, and eat them, but saving a strip of rectangle to put back on. Fill with whipped filling, put the little caps back on, and voila! Big, gluten-free, twinkies! 


  1. I've told Kate over at Gluten Free Gobsmacked this, and I'm telling you - no lie, if I ever come to town, you are cooking for me! I love your recipes and ideas. I've been craving knishes for DAYS now and just need to find some time to make them. And make them soon. Happy New Year to you!

  2. Is this evil? Or genius? Or maybe evil genius?

    Anyhow, Wall Street thanks you because I am about to outgrow all of my pants and will need to infuse $ into the clothing industry so I don't get fired for showing up pantsless to work.

    This. Looks. Amazing.

  3. Steve - Anytime you're in Philly let me know, I'd love to have you over for dinner! Or, cake.

    Heather - I'm lucky I've just been lying around the house in sweatpants, it'll be a problem when I have to go back to work!! Thanks! They're delicious!

  4. Leigh's DAD
    WOW - you have no idea how long I've wanted a twinkie. I'm heading out to buy a twinkie pan tomorrow

  5. Oh. My. Goodness.

    Making me drool at work (uhh, not that I read blogs at work sometimes...)! You are so cruel!

    And I thought I'd never eat twinkies again.

  6. I first started reading food blogs while I was at work in a boring office! Who knows, if I never discovered food blogs while I was at work, I wouldn't have this one now!

    And have hope, theres a way to make everything gluten-free. Even twinkies.

  7. Thoses look FANTASTIC! Better than the "real" ones!

  8. I have alot of baking to do! These look UGH-mazing!!!!!

  9. OMG. These look incredible! I am adding this to my (very long) list of things to bake!

  10. Anonymous8:49 PM

    between these twinkies, your knishes, and your mochi, you are seriously a baking inspiration to me!

    i can't wait to find the time to try these great recipes out. thank you!

  11. Oh gosh thanks guys!!!

  12. Anonymous4:28 AM

    thanks a lot for this, look great!

  13. Anonymous3:13 AM

    Yummy recipe….. well, I love cooking & used to cook my own food, will try your recipe too.

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  15. I've made this vanilla cake several times now and nobody ever knows that it's gluten-free! Thank you!!! It always turns out beautifully. :)

  16. Anonymous11:03 AM

    Can you please tell me what is in the “rice flour mix”