These twinkies are anything but boring. They've got caramel frosting inside and a butterscotch ganache with plenty of sprinkles and M&M's on top.
Start by preparing the chocolate cake mix. I used a premade cake mix, but you can always use your favorite chocolate cake recipe if desired.
Grease a twinkie pan really well. I found my twinkie pan at a local kitchen store, but they can also be found online with a simple Google search. This pan is a great addition to your kitchen and something you can use all the time when whipping up some fun treats for friends, neighbors or family.
Once the pan is well greased, use a cookie scoop to pour the batter into the pan. Fill up the cavities about 3/4 of the way so the batter doesn't overflow and the cakes don't have a weird shape.
The picture above to the left should help you see how full to fill the pan for optimal chocolate twinkies. These bake for about 13 to 14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean.
Once the twinkies are baked, remove them from the oven, and allow them to cool off for about 5 minutes. Then flip the pan upside down, and they should all come right out.
Transfer the still-warm twinkies to a cooling rack, and allow them to completely cool. While they are cooling, you can make the frosting that fills up these twinkies. The frosting is made with just 5 ingredients and comes together quickly.
Once you have the frosting, fit a frosting bag with a wide tip, and fill the bag with the frosting. Then poke the tip of the frosting bag into the bottom of each cake, and squeeze down the frosting. The frosting fills up the inside and doesn't seep out as long as you don't poke it in too deeply.
Repeat this step 3 times for each cake to ensure the insides are completely filled with frosting.
While you wait for the cakes to harden a bit, make the butterscotch ganache, which is just butterscotch baking chips, butter and heavy cream. Place all the butterscotch chips into a bowl, and then pour heated cream and butter over them. Stir until smooth and the chips have melted.
Then pour the ganache over the cakes, top with some sprinkles and candies, and they are ready to be devoured.
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