Twinkie Cake

5
Jen B

By
@mississinewalkergrl

My mother-in law, Helen always made this. She gave me the recipe a long, long time ago. She wrote it on a piece of paper. I still have it in my recipe box. It's kind of funny, she always told me there was something different she did to it that wasn't on the recipe. I never wrote it down, and I could never remember what it was. She passed away a few years ago. I made this the other day and found the icing wasn't sweet enough, so I added confectioners sugar. I can't help but wonder if that was what she added to it. Thanks Helen, you taught me a lot of good things over the years.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Maybe 8-depends
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1
    boxed yellow cake mix
  • FROSTING: COOK MILK & FLOUR TOGETHER

  • 1 c
    whole milk
  • 5 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • FROSTING: ADD COOKED FLOUR MILK MIXTURE TO THE REST OF THESE

  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    crisco
  • 1 stick
    softened butter
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 4 Tbsp
    confectioners' sugar (optional)

How to Make Twinkie Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Bake cake according to directions. Let cool completely.
  2. Gather all ingredients for frosting.
  3. Frosting: After cake has cooled, cook the flour and milk together over med low heat until thick. This takes me several minutes because I don't want to scorch the mixture. I just take it on and off the heat stirring constantly. It gets pretty thick, kind of like pudding. Let cool.
  4. Add the cooled flour and milk mixture with the rest of the frosting ingredients. Beat until fluffy. This takes a few minutes. This isn't sweet enough for us, so I add 4 T confectioners sugar while beating. This is optional. Cut cake in half, add all the frosting on top of this half , then place the other half of the cake on top of the icing.
  5. Keep cake refrigerated and covered. Enjoy!
  6. If you want your filling really white, use clear vanilla. If you don't have it, the regular is fine.

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About Twinkie Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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