Category Archives: homemade hostess

RIP, Hostess.

In case you haven’t already heard, Hostess is closing up shop and shutting down. I know that Hostess treats are not sophisticated, healthy, or anything close to homemade. In fact, the treats are full of preservatives (but oh, so delicious!) and have a shelf life of 3,498 years (or so it seems). But this does […]

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Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

I saved my favorite for last! I LOVE the classic Hostess Cupcake. When I was a little kid my grandma used to treat me to these cupcakes or Ho-Hos for my after-school treat. The first Hostess cupcake was sold on May 11, 1919 (which also happens to be my grandpa’s birthdate – see, all good […]

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Homemade Hostess Sno Balls

If you are a regular reader of this blog you know that I cannot stand coconut. But I had to include Sno Balls in this week’s series! Sno Balls are pink and cute and will forever remind of “Overnight Delivery”, a not-so-great movie from 1998 staring Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon. There’s a scene in […]

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Homemade Drake’s Devil Dogs

Devil Dogs are made by a company named Drake’s, which is owned by Hostess. Devil Dogs are described as “An unfrosted devil’s food cake sandwich with vanilla creme with round edged cake wafers resembling a hot dog.” Sounds good to me! Homemade Drake’s Devil Dogs Recipe source: Family Circle Magazine 2009 2 cups all-purpose flour […]

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Homemade Hostess Twinkies

Twinkies are the food we all love to hate… and hate to love. You’re not supposed to eat Twinkies (because they have a shelf-life of 398,408 years! Not quite, but I’ll get to that in a minute) but what human being hasn’t tried at least one? Twinkies are marketed as being a “Golden Sponge Cake […]

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