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Twinkie layer cake

May 9, 2014

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I was just looking around the net a couple of weeks ago and I came across this Twinkie layer cake recipe. Now who on God’s green earth does not like Twinkies? I bet you the answer is no one, well at least in my world it’s no one. I remember being a kid and loving Twinkies so much, there was just something about the softness of them and the fakeness of the cream inside, they were just delicious. Truth be told, I haven’t had one in about 10 years, so when I saw this recipe and then read about how the lady that made it used specific things to insure it tasted just like the real thing, I had to try it.

Now what she does is uses is boxed vanilla cake mix and instant vanilla pudding in the sponge recipe, which I was a bit skeptical about, but I went with it non the less. The cake came out super fluffy and soft and delicious and as for the icing, which to be honest is a lot more of a mission to make than the actual cake, the icing is crazy sweet, but in a good way, I mean it’s made up of ingredients like marshmallow frosting, double cream, butter and sugar, how can that be bad?! It can’t, in fact you should just ignore everything any doctor has ever told you about foods like these and just close your eyes and stuff your face. If you are diabetic though, I do suggest you have an insulin injection handy or better yet an ambulance with it’s engine running in your driveway.

So I baked the cake, I made the icing, I sprinkled some sprinkles and then I served it. It was very morish and delicious and in a way it did taste like a Twinkie, just a fancier one. So I would say definitely make this cake and let your inner 10 year old go nuts on it.

Enjoy and thanks Kirstan for the recipe.

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Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 145 grams instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup water
  • 113 grams salted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Filling/Frosting:
  • 113 grams salted butter, slightly softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 200 grams jar marshmallow creme – I made my own, click here for the recipe
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour 2 (8 inch) round cake pans and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer, combine eggs and butter. Add water, pudding mix, and cake mix and beat on medium for about a minute, until batter is smooth and thick. Spread evenly in prepared pans and bake for about 20 -25 mins or until tops spring back when lightly touched, or a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  3. Cool cakes for a few minutes in the pans, then turn out on to wire racks to finish cooling.
  4. For frosting/filling: Beat butter and vanilla in your mixer until combined. Add marshmallow cream and beat until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar until just combined. Add heavy cream, Increase speed to high, and beat for one minute, until light, smooth and fluffy. Spread on cake layers and serve.

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply Neli January 11, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    I made this cake for my neighbours who were having a braai. They loved it!!! I spinkled chocolate shavings instead of the sprinkles whih gave it a nice monochromatic look with the golden sides of the cake, the white cream and the brown sprikles.

    • Reply angie January 15, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      Sounds amazing! So glad it worked out 🙂

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