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Homemade Twinkies With Coconut Whipped Cream Filling [Vegan]

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Usually, Swiss Cake Rolls were my go-to Hostess snack, but the sweet cake and whipped coconut cream filling in these kind of make me want to change my mind! Don’t be intimidated by the length of the recipe, it’s pretty simple once all the components are ready.

Homemade Twinkies With Coconut Whipped Cream Filling [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Soy Free Vegan




For the Cake:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

For the Coconut Whipped Cream:

  • 1 can coconut milk, full fat, refrigerated for at least 8 hours (make sure to skim the solid part off and drain off the liquid coconut milk)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract


To Make the Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease mini loaf pan or Twinkie pan and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda, set aside. In a large bowl, beat together the coconut oil, vanilla extract and granulated sugar with a hand mixer or stand mixer. Once ingredients are creamy and beaten together, add in the flour mixture, as well as the apple cider vinegar and almond milk. Beat until ingredients are smooth and combined.
  3. Pour the batter into each well of the pan, distributing evenly.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cake springs back with lightly touched or knife comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake. Set aside and allow to cool before filling.

To Make the Coconut Whipped Cream Filling:

  1. In a large bowl, place the solid coconut milk that has been chilled, Make sure you are using just the solid part after the milk has been chilled (refer to the link to Angela’s tutorial for a step by step process). Whip the coconut milk solid with a hand mixer or stand mixer until it becomes fluffy and airy, add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, continue whipping until combined throughout.Store in the refrigerator until cakes are ready to be filled.

To Fill the Twinkie Cakes:

  1. Once Twinkies are cooled, Place the coconut whipped cream in a squeeze bottle fitted with a tip or a pastry bag fitted with a metal tip. Fill the cakes from the bottom, making about 5 holes which go about 1/2 through the depth of each cake.
  2. Store in the refrigerator.


I happened to have a handy bottle for filling the Twinkies, but if you don’t have a bottle like this one, I think a regular piping bag fitted with a metal tip would work just fine.

Adapted from Joy the Baker and Oh She Glows





Abby Thompson is the recipe developer, photographer, and baker behind The Frosted Vegan. I love creating a plant based approach to desserts that make people say 'This is vegan?! But it is so good!'. Vegan sweets and treats need to be healthy but also still absolutely delicious. By day, I work as a corporate social media strategist in Milwaukee, and by night I bake and blog my way through my vegan dessert recipes.



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6 comments on “Homemade Twinkies With Coconut Whipped Cream Filling [Vegan]”

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Why Do You Need To Know?
1 Years Ago

Can we add food coloring and flavoring to the cake?

Vegan Lady
3 Years Ago

While this recipe sounds very nice - it was a disaster! lol
The part that when it went crazy was the "whipped" cream. So after the coconut milk is refrigerated - it completely turns into liquid when mixed./warm.LOL DUH. I honestly feel stupid not remember this....................
........back to my published books on vegan baking - those seem to work better for me.

Best of luck to others who try it!

Rhea Parsons
3 Years Ago

Abby, those look incredible - just the originals but better!

A. Qualls
3 Years Ago

Can I use vegan cool whip from whole foods instaed of making it?

02 Jun 2015

please , do not be so lazy

07 Jun 2015

You can do whatever you like. We all change things up to suit our needs.

Vegan lady
05 Jul 2015

PLEASE DO! It was total FAIL for me making the cream filling...lol

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