Morbid Meals – Homemade Twinkies in Tribute to Ghostbusters and Zombieland



“Tell him about the Twinkie, Ray.”
In the original Ghostbusters movie, Dr. Egon Spengler portrayed by the late, great Harold Ramis compared the usual psychokinetic activity in New York to the size of a Twinkie. Of course, with all of the increased supernatural shenanigans, that relative Twinkie would be “thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds.” The new reboot didn’t mention Twinkies, but there is a new tie-in Key Lime Slime version that is very tasty.

“Where are you, you spongy, yellow, delicious bastards?”
In the movie Zombieland, Woody Harrelson’s character Tallahassee searched everywhere in vain to find a box of Twinkies during the zombie apocalypse. Bill Murray is in both of these movies, but in Zombieland, Bill didn’t have any Twinkies either. Sorry, Tallahassee.

Little did they know that Hostess would actually declare bankruptcy and Twinkies would become a rare treat. That is, of course, until they made a comeback. During that void of no Twinkies, I learned how to make snack cakes. If we end up with another shortage, Zombie-related or not, now we can all have Twinkies. This version also has less “junk” even though I wouldn’t go so far as to call them “healthy”.



Yield: 12 cakes



1 cup pastry flour (or 1 cup AP flour minus 1 Tbsp, plus 1 Tbsp cornstarch)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 eggs, separate whites & yolks
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

Cream Filling

4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp milk



For the cakes

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and lightly grease your pan.
  2. Sift together the flour (and cornstarch if using it), baking powder, and salt then set aside.
  3. Into two bowls, separate your egg whites from your yolks.
  4. In the mixing bowl of your stand mixer, first beat your egg whites until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes. Transfer these egg whites to another bowl and set aside. Wipe down your mixer’s bowl.
  5. In the mixer bowl, add your egg yolks, sugar, honey, water, oil, and vanilla. Beat together for about 1 minute.
  6. Reduce the speed and add the flour mixture. Beat until batter is smooth, about 2 minutes. Turn off the mixer.
  7. With a rubber spatula, fold the beaten egg whites into the batter, a small amount at a time, until fully incorporated.
  8. Pour the batter into the molds of your pan. Do not fill more than 2/3 of the way for each mold.
  9. Bake for about 12 to 14 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through baking.
  10. Cool the cakes in the pan for at least 15 minutes, then remove them to a wire rack and allow them to cool completely.

For the filling

  1. In your stand mixer bowl, beat butter and sugar together.
  2. Add the vanilla extract and milk then beat together until smooth and creamy. Set aside in refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. When the cakes have cooled, use a piping bag to fill each cake with the filling.


If you want to make gluten-free cakes, replace the flour with 140 grams by weight of gluten-free all-purpose baking mix of your choice.

If you want to celebrate the new Ghostbusters reboot with your own Key lime filling, try this recipe. (Skip the graham cracker crust though, naturally, and maybe add a drop or two of green food coloring.)

For Twinkie aficionados who want the real deal creamy filling, here’s a copycat filling recipe.


These take very little time and preparation. You can fill them with any kind of filling, even coat them in chocolate ganache. Hell, dip ‘em in batter and fry them. (State Fairs rock!) The best thing about making your own Twinkies is in having all the filling you want and then some! #099, Writers Workshop Winner, A.D. Vick

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A Guest Top Ten Horror Movie List – Kevin Glennon

The below is from the author of the book, yes I said book,”Vikings, Vampires and Mailmen” by Kevin Glennon. The thought here was to get another view of a horror movie list by checking with one who writes horror.  So, Kevin was kind enough to help us with this bit of research and submitted the below list to share. If you haven’t seen it David reviewed his book in a previous post on the blog.

Top 10 Horror Movies – 2000 – 2011
by Kevin Glennon

10. Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010 – USA)
This movie did to horror what Chris Moore’s book Fool did to Shakespeare.  Sometimes even Evil isn’t black and white.

9.  Bubba Ho-Tep (2004 – USA)
Everything about this movie is original and fresh, which is why a boring bad guy like a mummy can be feared again (finally).  And what Bruce Campbell movie was ever bad?

8.  F ido (2006 – Canada)
This movie is teeming with monsters, only they’re not the zombies.  The gore is brilliant, but the filmography makes this a borderline art film by a clear horror fan.

7.  Zombieland (2009 – USA)
We knew what we were getting by just the title alone, and it doesn’t disappoint.  Great acting actually pulls this movie together, as it’s really nothing special from a zombie-horror perspective.

6.  Shadow of the Vampire (2000 – USA)
You never actually know if there are real monsters – only that everybody is moments away from being ripped apart.  It’s a great way to bring back such a horror classic.

5.  Cloverfield (2008 – USA)
Perhaps the only modern movie to do CGI right without taking away from the horror.  Clearly someone was listening in film school when the lesson was “less is more.”

4.  Saw (2004 – USA)
The perfect modern American horror movie, with original plots and twists.  In a world of smartphones with GPS and 911, this flick brought scary back.

3.  Troll Hunter (2010 – Norway)
This is CGI done right – very tasteful, original story with a genius balance of teasing the viewer with information before finally revealing things.  Great acting and locations.

2.  Night Watch (2004 – Russia)
A great twist on traditional vampire movies, this story gets everyone dirty.  It’s not good vs. evil so much as evil vs. more evil.

1.  Shaun of the Dead (2004 – UK)
One of the smartest movies in a long time, and doesn’t skimp on the gore or the loss of good characters.  Easily one of the best zombie flicks of all time.  I’d put it on the list multiple times if I could!