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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Twinkies

Pumpkin Spice Twinkies are the perfect homemade dessert for Fall. With spiced cake mix, fresh pumpkin puree, and a marshmallow creme filling, you simply cannot go wrong!

upclose of pumpkin spice twinkie with filling
pumpkin spice twinkies cut open and ready to eat

I am about to admit something that might be quite shocking… I do not like Twinkies. There, I said it.

Yup, I am not a fan of Twinkies. For me, it’s more of a texture thing than taste. I am not a fan of the squishy, slimy consistency. If I am going to eat cake, it has to be, well, cake consistency ha!

upclose pumpkin spice twinkies on a plate
pumpkin spice twinkies organized on plate

So, that is why I love these homemade twinkies so much!

The consistency is perfect but the overall taste and texture is what really had me going back for seconds, thirds and fourths.

pumpkin spice twinkies on a plate
Close view of a pumpkin spice twinkie. Ready to eat and enjoy! Yum!

How To Make Homemade Pumpkin Spice Twinkies

What You’ll Need:

pumpkin spice twinkies on a plate
pumpkin spice twinkies on a plate

Directions:

Start by preheat your oven to 350F.

Grease your twinkie pan and set aside.

Prepare the spice cake mix. All you do is add the pumpkin puree to the cake mix. You don’t need any additional ingredients.

Portion out batter into the twinkie pan, filling each about 2/3 of the way full.

Bake for 15-18 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool completely.

Meanwhile, prepare the filling by beating together all marshmallow filling ingredients. If it’s too stiff, add a teaspoon or two of hot water.

Scoop the filling into a piping bag and snip a tiny amount off the end.

Using a chopstick, make three holes in the bottom of each twinkie. Try to move the end of the chopstick around a bit to make a bigger cavity for the filling.

Pipe the marshmallow filling into each of the three holes of each twinkie.

Serve and enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Twinnkies

Pumpkin Spice Twinnkies

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

Pumpkin Spice Twinkies are the perfect homemade dessert for Fall. With spiced cake mix, fresh pumpkin puree, and a marshmallow creme filling, you simply cannot go wrong!

Ingredients

For The Pumpkin Spice Twinkies

  • 1 Box Spice Cake Mix
  • 1 15 oz-16 oz Pumpkin Puree

For The Marshmallow Filling

  • 2 cups Marshmallow Cream
  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. Start by preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Grease your twinkie pan and set aside.
  3. Prepare the spice cake mix (just mix the box of cake mix and can of pumpkin puree) and portion out batter into the twinkie pan, filling each about 2/3 of the way full.
  4. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let cool completely.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the filling by beating together all marshmallow filling ingredients including the marshmallow cream, shortening, salt, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. If it’s too stiff, add a teaspoon or two of hot water.
  7. Scoop the filling into a piping bag and snip a tiny amount off the end.
  8. Using a chopstick, make three holes in the bottom of each twinkie. Try to move the end of the chopstick around a bit to make a bigger cavity for the filling.
  9. Pipe the marshmallow filling into each of the three holes of each twinkie.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

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Ginger Hoffman

Wednesday 1st of November 2023

On the pumpkin spice twinkies you just mix the cake with the pumpkin. You don’t make the cake with the directions on the box.

Brittanie Pyper

Friday 3rd of November 2023

That is correct. Per my instructions, you just add the pumpkin puree into the cake mix. No additional ingredients are needed :)

Lisa

Monday 21st of August 2023

Where does the shirtening go, and what are the "filling ingredients"?

Brittanie Pyper

Monday 21st of August 2023

It goes in the filling. I just updated the steps to be a little more clear on that :) The filling ingredients are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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