If you like Twinkies, make the cake. It's seriously fabulous and as close to a giant Twinkie® as you'll ever get.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
15
Yield:
1 8-inch cake
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cake:
Frosting:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter and flour two 8-inch round cake pans.

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  • Beat 1/2 cup melted and cooled butter and eggs together in a bowl with an electric mixer. Add yellow cake mix, water, and pudding mix; beat on medium speed until batter is smooth and thick, about 1 minute. Divide batter between prepared cake pans.

  • Bake cakes in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool cakes for 5 minutes in the pans before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

  • Beat 1/2 cup softened butter and vanilla extract together in a bowl with an electric mixer. Add marshmallow creme and beat until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until just combined. Pour whipping cream into marshmallow creme mixture, increase speed to high, and beat until frosting is smooth and fluffy, about 1 minute.

  • Place one cooled cake round on a plate. Spread about 1/3 of the frosting over the top of the cake. Place second cake on top of frosting layer. Spread frosting on top and sides of cakes.

Nutrition Facts

482 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 75.5g 24% DV; fat 19.2g 30% DV; cholesterol 88.3mg 29% DV; sodium 482.2mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2015
So far I've made this recipe 5 times and every time people go bonkers for it. Something about the sugary sweetness combined with the moist cake makes people act like its laced with street drugs. People can't get enough of it! I've even been asked if I bought them. the only changes I make are to reduce the icing sugar in the icing to 2 cups. It's still plenty sweet but it retains more of the marshmallowy goodness and prevents my guests from slipping into a diabetic coma. I also like to use a melon baller to core out the middle of my cupcakes, fill it with the recipe icing and then top it with my favourite buttercream icing. Oh yeah. It's just that awesome. It's a terrible injustice for me to be gluten intolerant but I do gain some satisfaction while watching my family slide across the kitchen floor on my drool after seeing them scarf it all down like a flock of seagulls fighting over a french fry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2015
So far I've made this recipe 5 times and every time people go bonkers for it. Something about the sugary sweetness combined with the moist cake makes people act like its laced with street drugs. People can't get enough of it! I've even been asked if I bought them. the only changes I make are to reduce the icing sugar in the icing to 2 cups. It's still plenty sweet but it retains more of the marshmallowy goodness and prevents my guests from slipping into a diabetic coma. I also like to use a melon baller to core out the middle of my cupcakes, fill it with the recipe icing and then top it with my favourite buttercream icing. Oh yeah. It's just that awesome. It's a terrible injustice for me to be gluten intolerant but I do gain some satisfaction while watching my family slide across the kitchen floor on my drool after seeing them scarf it all down like a flock of seagulls fighting over a french fry. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2016
This cake is delicious!! I made it in mini loaf pan and used a filling tip to put the icing in the centre. They were Twinkie-licious!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2018
This is a fantastic cake! Moist and flavorful. I made it just as recipe said. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2015
Best cake I've ever produced. Very light and silky. Loved the frosting. I didn't change anything other than had no electric mixer. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2019
My adult daughter requested a Twinkie Cake for her birthday. I found this recipe and made it. Being a chocolate lover, I never thought a yellow cake with white icing could be so good, but it was delicious. Everyone loved it! Will definitely make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2019
These were so yummy!! Everyone at the party asked about the recipe so good! Read More
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