"I've had this recipe for years. It goes together quickly and everybody loves it! Best if prepared the day before serving." — Carol
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1 (18.25 ounce) package
yellow cake mix
Interesting cake, but not outstanding. It does resemble a Twinkie. I made it for a get-together and was disappointed that no one made any favorable comments about it nor requested the recipe. Will not make it again.
Like another reviewer, I also had trouble cutting, then reassembling the cake. I think it would be much easier to use two 9inch cake pans instead. However, I will not be trying this one again b/c my filling turned out to be lumpy and runny and I followed the instructions exactly. As well, all of my ingredients were at room temperature so I don't know what went wrong. Needless to say, I was very disappointed with this recipe.
I made this cake for our cook-out over the Memorial weekend. I followed the suggestion to make it a day ahead. It was FANTASTIC!!!! All of my guests couldn't wait to try it and all agreed it tasted like a Twinkie, but even better. I used a Duncan Hines yellow cake mix. I think Duncan Hines are the best cake mixes. The filling was fabulous and went together easily although you need to be prepared to beat it for several minutes. I agree it needed to be a tad sweeter and I ended up adding maybe 3 or 4 tablespoons of sugar. I made it Saturday afternoon and we ate it Sunday afternoon. I saved back a piece for myself and ate it Monday night. It was even better then. The second time I made this cake, I did it for church treats. I baked the cake mix in two cookie sheets. It was very thin. I doubled the filling and topped one cake with the other. They looked exactly like Little Debbie Banana Twins after I cut them. The entire church went crazy over the cake. One Lady said she had never had wedding cake that tasted as good. I will make this cake again and again and again.......Thank you Carol!
I had to add more butter and sugar to the filling to make it taste right, but I think my shortening may have been a little old and was distorting the taste. Once I got the filling to taste right, it was really good. I used dental floss to cut through the middle of the cake, and it worked like a charm! Definately make this a day ahead. The longer it sat the more it tasted like a Twinkie. We ate a little each day for five days, and it tasted good up until the last day!
I too have had this same recipe for years. When I slice the cake in two, I cut the cake in half first. That way you can remove the top from each side easier. I also make sure I have enough left to frost the top with it too. This is THE favorite birthday cake with my grandchildren.
good- yum, yum
fyi- a cake cutter can be purchased at a craft store for about $3. this will make spliting cakes lenghtwise sooo extremely effortless-reminds you of a cheese slicer just a bunch bigger :)
This is awesome! The only change I made was I added 1/4 cup sugar to make the filling slightly sweeter. I used devil's food cake and made Suzy Q's and it tasted just like the real ones only better. For a variation, I divided the yellow cake (I used the butter recipe cake mix) and added 2 teas. banana extract to the cake mix and 2 teas. to the filling and made Banana Flips. It was incredible! Will definitely make this again and again. Thanks, Carol!
While it's not really the flavor of a Twinkie, this stuff is TOO GOOD. Be sure to follow the "curing process" of letting the cake sit in the refrigerator and then for a day or so out of the 'fridge. I tried the cake as soon as I filled it and topped -- it was o.k. -- two days later, it was GREAT!
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