Friday, May 21, 2010

Twinkie Filling

I'm still working on perfecting my twinkie cake recipe. However, the filling has been through many trials and is awesome! It's delicious in any kind of cupcake!

1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
1/4 cup Flour
1 cup Milk
3/4 cup Crisco Shortening (Use regular Crisco only! NOT buttered flavor.)
1/4 cup Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
3/4 cup Sugar
1. In a small sauce pan, combine the flour, powdered sugar, and milk over medium-high heat. Stir constantly until it thickens. About 2-5 minutes. Set aside and let it cool.

2. Cream Crisco, butter, vanilla and sugar in a stand mixer until well combined. (You can use a hand held mixer but just a warning, the motor may not be able to handle the next step!)

3. Add cooled sugar, flour, milk mixture to creamed sugar, butter, vanilla and Crisco. Mix for at least 5 minutes. It will be completely combined, light, and fluffy.

4. Spoon mixture into a pastry bag with a tip. I just put a tip in the corner of a Zip-lock bag. It works great, and you can just throw the bag away when you're done!

5. Fill cupcakes with filling.

6. Enjoy!