Chocolate Twinkies With Homemade Filling

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“This recipe came with the canoe pan I purshased on-line and though they call them "Chocolate Canoes" to me they are twinkies (chocolate version of my Twinkling Good Vanilla Snack Cakes ) You could also make them as cupcakes if you've no canoe pan. Using the box mix with this makes it easy and the DGSs love them. Hope you do too.”
8 Twinkies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake:
  2. Mix cake mix, eggs, milk and pudding together.
  3. Fill the canoe wells and bake according to the cupcake directions on the cake mix box.
  4. Remove pan from oven and let cool for 5 minute.
  5. Using flexible spatula, gently remove each cake and cool flat side down on rack until completely cool.
  6. In meantime, prepar snack cake filling.
  7. Filling:
  8. In small saucepan cook flour and milk over medium heat until paste forms.
  9. Stir constantly and do not allow mixture to brown.
  10. Remove from heat and cool for 1 minute.
  11. Add vanilla and stir until smooth.
  12. Press a piece of plastic wrap down on surface of the paste to avoid forming a skin and set aside to cool completely.
  13. In bowl of mixer beat butter, shortening and sugar until fluffy, scraping bowl to fully incorporate ingredients.
  14. Add cooled flour/milk mixture and continue to beat 5 minutes on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy.
  15. To fill snack cakes:
  16. Place about 1 cup of filling into a clean pastry bag fitted with round pastry tube.
  17. Gently insert tube into underside of cake, about halfway through the cake.
  18. Using gentle pressure, squeeze a small amount of filling into cake.
  19. You'll feel the cake expand under your fingers.
  20. Do not overfill, or the cake will burst.
  21. Repeat for a total of 3 times (different areas) per cake.
  22. Store cakes well covered at room temperature.

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