Undressed Skeleton — Cindy's Twinkie Cake Recipe!

Cindy’s Twinkie Cake Recipe!

I doubt I’ll notice the empty spot where Twinkies once sat on the grocery shelves, but some people will. I was never a huge fan of the Twinkie. I felt like the cake was too dry and there was never enough cream filling. Jeremy talked about his mom’s Twinkie cake for months and months when we first started dating. Finally, I had the opportunity to try it. Now, I understand why he never shut up about it.  It was one of the most addicting desserts I have ever tasted. It was so creamy, moist and delicious! His mom Cindy, is known for her outstanding baking. My dad, mom and everyone who has tried this recipe is hooked. It taste just like the original Hostess Twinkie, but a lot more moist and full of cream.

All you will need for the cake is:

  • 1 Yellow Cake Box
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 1/3 Cup Water
Add all ingredients in a large bowl or mixer. Combine until lump free.

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

-Spray an 11 3/4in. x 9 3/8in. sized recycled aluminum pan with cooking spray.

-Add cake mixture into pan.

-Bake on 350 for 20-25 minutes.

-Before taking cake out of oven, do the tooth pick test to make sure cake is completely cooked. 

-Let the cake cool while preparing the cream filling.

Ingredients for Cream Filling:

  • 5 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 Cup Milk (Any Kind)
  • 1/2 Cup Crisco
  • 1/2 Cup Margarine
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla

-On medium heat, cook flour and milk until texture is thick.

-Stir constantly to prevent burning.

-When texture is thick, let cool. 

-In an electric mixer add: Crisco, margarine, sugar and vanilla. Mix until fluffy. 

-Once the flour and milk mixture is cooled, add to the mixer with the rest of the ingredients

-Mix for 1-2 minutes.

-Cut cake into even rectangles

-Remove cake slices from pan.

-Fill a piping bag with cream filling. 

-Flip cake slices upside down.

-Inject cake slices by squeezing the piping bag into the bottom of the cake. 

I could barely take photos of these before my family started devouring. This was my first successful attempt at baking this recipe. About 8 months ago Jeremy and I gave it a shot. We failed terribly. We burnt the cream by cooking the flour mixture on high. We under-cooked the yellow cake. We thought adding powdered sugar to our cream would take away the burnt flavor. It didn’t. I was kind of nervous about attempting this again, but thank goodness I did. It turned out perfect.

Cindy is an AMAZING baker. Thanks to her, we will never miss a Twinkie again. 

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