Twinkie Cake


Twinkie Cake can be made with a box of yellow cake mix for that classic Twinkie taste that everyone loves, or this recipe can be made with a chocolate cake mix or really any flavor of cake mix for a different flavor combination. This recipe is perfect for any occasion because everyone really enjoys the cream filling in this cake. Serve this cake with extra cream filling, ice cream, or even whipped cream for a decadent dessert.
Ingredients
1 box cake mix
1 can frosting
FILLING:
5 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions :

Bake cake according to package directions, when the cake is completely cooled, turn the cake out of the pan onto a large plate or platter or cutting board. If the cake is really moist put the cake in the freezer for a couple minutes and it should pop right out.
Cut the thickness of the cake in half with a large knife or cake leveler. Using a second plate, remove the top of the cake and set aside. Flip the bottom half of the cake back into the cake pan. For this part, you can make the cake all fancy and do multiple layers if you want to.
In a medium saucepan cook 5 tablespoons flour, 1 cup milk, 1/4 teaspoon salt until thick or the consistency of a thin gravy. When it is too thick it doesn’t beat up as nicely in the end. Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Let cool completely. I usually put it in the refrigerator to cool while I do the next step.
In a medium bowl, cream together 1 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup Crisco, 1/2 cup margarine and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
When the “gravy” is cooled completely, add it to the bowl of creamed ingredients and beat for 10 minutes. It should be fluffy and the consistency of a Twinkie filling.
This recipe makes around 2 cups of fluff. It is enough to have a 1/2-inch of filling in a 9×13-inch cake. Spread the cream filling on the bottom cake layer, leaving 1/4-inch of space around the outside of the cake. The cream will spread out when the top layer is put back on.
Carefully flip the top layer back onto the cake. Frost as you normally would. If you are going to do a cake with multiple layers, I would recommend putting the cake in the freezer so the Twinkie filling sets up and does not mix with the frosting if it squeezes out of the sides. The cake doesn’t need to be refrigerated. it keeps fine for the normal lifespan of a cake.
Serve immediately.