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Need a fluffy creamy filling - something junky like you'd find in a twinkie!

What would that be? Nothing buttercream-y or marshmallow-y exactly.

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  1. You might want to try the cooked flour frosting recipe, though it does have a high butter content it whips up very fluffy, is just about the best vanilla frosting out there and I can see it working very well as a filing a la twinkies:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/760095

    Here's a link to another home cooking thread listing copycat twinkies filling recipe links:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8282...

    If these links don't give you what you're looking for, there's always google. Filling recipes for copycat twinkiesseem to fall into two different camps: those made with marshmallow fluff, and those made with crisco hydrogenated shortening. I think the crisco shortening recipes come closest to replicating the classic twinkies filling, and may best meet your requirement.

    Good luck.

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    1. re: janniecooks

      The cooked flour frosting is what I was going to say, too.
      You could just eat that stuff with a spoon.

      1. re: janniecooks

        Add me to the list recommending the cooked flour frosting for a filling!

        1. re: janniecooks

          Yes, you beat me to it! When I make the epicurious double chocolate cake and frost it with the cooked flour frosting, a slice of that is like an elevated Devil Dog.

        2. I would just whip some heavy whipping cream, with sugar and vanilla added (or Bavarian cream if you can find it) until it's a bit thicker than whipped cream. Just keep whipping until you get the consistancy you want.

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          1. You could make a Bavarian Cream (Crème Bavaroise) you may want in increase the Gelatine slightly to get a "spongier" set.
            Not really junky at all but i think it would give you the texture that you are looking for.

            1. Put me in the cooked flour frosting camp. Or you could look up Rose Levy Berenbaum's stabilized whipped cream recipe.

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              1. re: sandylc

                My daughter uses Rose Levy's stabilized whipped cream and adds a touch of brandy.

                1. re: HillJ

                  Years ago, Bon Apetit had a strawberry basket cake on their cover in spring. It had a whipped cream- creme fraiche frosting that was so good. And I'm pretty sure it was easy to make. I still have that issue but I'm away from home so...betcha you could search their site. Strawberry basket cake. It was pretty, too.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  Better yet Cool Whip, then it may even have the shelf life of a Twinkie ;-)