When you think about it, it makes sense that so many people develop their own homemade snack cakes. It's hard to resist such delicious treats, but they're unquestionably bad for you. They're filled with processed ingredients, and no one really wants to know why Twinkies can stay intact for such a long time. In case you're wondering, Twinkies make up the majority of homemade snack cakes, followed closely by those oh so delectable cupcakes from heaven. You'll find several takes on each here, along with some lesser known and truly one-of-a-kind treats – just in case you need some snack inspiration!
Although these classify as homemade snack cakes, you'll never find an original version of these cupcakes on store shelves, I don't think. They're just adorable, and too cute not to include!
Healthy Twinkies?! Thank you, Chocolate Covered Katie, thank you!
You probably won't find these on store shelves either, but who can resist strawberries and lemons? Start packing these in your kids' lunches – and your own!
Would you look at these? That frosting, that chocolate cream, that moist cake!
I'm not sure what's better, the moist banana cake or that chocolate topping. Who wouldn't want to snack on these, though?
There are tons of recipes for granola bars, and they're all easy to make. Ditch the sugar-laden processed stuff, because this recipe can easily be tailored to your taste!
Leave it to Wilton! These look suspiciously like Twinkies, but there's icing and sprinkles and who cares?
That's a little more like it. Look at that signature swirl!
I am actually pining for these, because I love those brownies. These look ridiculously moist, but still wonderfully dense!
These look even more like Twinkies, but there's that chocolate glaze. Actually, dipped Twinkies should maybe become a thing now.
Okay, Goldfish aren't snack cakes, but I love them and I couldn't resist. Wouldn't you love making your own?
Remember these sweet vanilla goodies from Little Debbie? Well now you don't have to wait around for February!
I've never actually liked Swiss Rolls, but a homemade version could make me change my mind. What do you think, can you ever roll your pastries so they look this pretty?
If you don't want to snack on traditional cakes, try something healthy but still delicious! These are so good, they're bakery quality!
Here's another hack for those gorgeous heart-shaped cakes. They're even better, though, because they use white chocolate!
These are ridiculous, y'all. They're actually better than the originals, but surprisingly easy to make.
You don't even have to bake if you want to make your own snack cakes. If you love cake batter, try this – seriously.
These are everything. I implore my fellow peanut butter lovers to make these post haste, and you will never eat another snack cake again.
Whether you ate Ding Dongs or Ring Dings or what have you in your school lunch, these will take you back. However, they're a million times better than what you remember.
And finally, the granddaddy of them all, the chocolate Hostess. Marvel in its beauty, and then go try your hand at that signature ganache.
You don't have to get your snack cakes at the store, not by any means. Have you ever made your own versions? How did they turn out?
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