Cakes/ Dessert

Layered Twinkie Cake

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Bite into a piece of this Layered Twinkie Cake, and you will be in love immediately.

Soft, tender layers of cake with sweet vanilla frosting in every single taste. This is the Twinkie dessert you have been waiting for. It’s one of the best white cake recipe ideas ever and can be made effortlessly. 

Layered Twinkie Cake

I love layered cakes because they are FUN to put together, taste awesome, and leave an impact on anyone who lays their eyes on it. PLUS, I am also a lover of all things Twinkie related. Can you blame me, though? Soft cake, stuffed with vanilla cream, is one of the best flavors ever. 

Like many of you, I grew up eating Twinkies. They are the best afterschool snack and are basically comfort food to me. While I don’t eat them every day as an adult, I do like to indulge from time to time. But recently I started making a layered Twinkie cake instead, and it’s amazing. I can’t wait for you to taste the flavors and feel the texture on your tongue. It doesn’t get much better than this, and I am sure it’s going to be your new favorite Twinkie recipe.

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Can I Make This Into A 9×13 Pan Instead of Layered 

Yep! You can simply follow the same directions, but you will need to keep a watch on the time. The twinkie dessert is likely to take longer than the layered cakes. So, after the time is up, check the cake and add more time if needed. The cake is made when you can insert a toothpick into the center of it, and it comes out without any batter on it. 

How To Frost A Layered Cake 

To frost a layered cake, you will first need to make sure that the cakes are cut evenly. Use a knife that is serrated to cut off any domes on the cakes. Then add a layer of frosting to the bottom layer. Once you have the frosting the way you want, add another cake layer and add a bit of frosting to that layer. Keep repeating the process until the cake is frosted and ready to decorate.

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Decorations For Twinkie Cake 

I simply use frosting to pipe dollops around the edges as well as drips of frosting to add some character. Then I follow it all up with sliced Twinkies. It’s a simple way to decorate, but it turns out stunning every time. 

Can I Use Homemade White Cake Mix 

Yep! You can simply swap the vanilla cake mix for any of your favorite homemade cake recipes. Any of them should work fine. 

Could I Use Yellow Cake Instead of White 

Of course! I love the flavor of the white cake with the frosting, so that is why I use it. However, you can swap the white cake for a yellow cake if you’d rather. Go ahead and see what you like best and stick with that. You could even use a French Vanilla cake if you wanted to. 

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Ingredients

Vanilla Cake

  • Vanilla cake mix
  • Egg whites
  • Water
  • Canola oil
  • 9 inch round cake pans (Three)
  • 10inch round cake board

Vanilla Frosting

  • Unsalted butter softened
  • Powdered sugar
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Medium piping bag with a star tip
  • Squeeze bottle
  • Box of twinkies

How to Make Layered Twinkie Cake

First Step: Get the oven warmed up to 350 F. Then add some cooking spray to the cake pans and set aside.

Second Step: Take a hand mixer and beat all cake components in a large bowl until they are mixed and smooth.

Third Step: Then you’ll need to divide the cake batter into the three round cake pans evenly.

Fourth Step: Add the cakes to the oven and bake for 28-32 minutes. To check the cakes to see if they are done, you will need to insert a toothpick and make sure it comes out clean. Each brand of cake cooks a little faster or slower, so keep a watch on it. 

Fifth Step: Put the cakes on a cooling rack to let them cool all the way before adding frosting. 

Frosting directions:

First Step: Take your standing mixer and carefully beat all ingredients until they are combined and smooth. You should notice stiff peaks developing when it’s done.  

Second Step: Then take a 1-cup scoop and place it inside of the piping bag with and use the star tip.

Third Step: Next, slice up the twinkies into chunks and set them aside. 

Building the Cake directions:

First Step: Put one layer of cake onto the cake board. Then slice the dome off of the cake to make an even layer.

Second Step: Then, you’ll need to repeat the step with the other two layers.

Third Step: Add one scoop of white frosting and spread it onto the bottom layer.

Fourth Step: Then, you’ll need to add some chopped twinkies to that layer and push them into the frosting. 

Fifth Step: Add the second cake layer on top of the first layer and add one more cup of frosting. Then evenly spread the remaining chopped twinkies onto the frosting layer.

Sixth Step: Then, you’ll need to place the last layer of cake on top.

Seventh Step: Take the remaining white frosting and add it to the entire cake.

Eighth Step: Next, you’ll need to remove the film from the vanilla frosting container. Then put it into the microwave for about 30 – 45 seconds or until almost a thick liquid.

Ninth Step: Gently pour some of the frostings into the squeeze bottle. 

Tenth Step: Take the squeeze bottle and add pipe drips along the side of the cake.

Eleventh Step: Use a piping bag and begin to pipe dollops of frosting onto the top of the cake.

Twelfth Step: Then add the cut twinkies in between each dollop of frosting.  

Enjoy!

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Twinkie Layered Cake

Twinkie Layered Cake

Twinkie Layered Cake

Layered Twinkie Cake is a twinkie dessert that is layers of delicious cake and sweet cream filling. This yellow cake recipe idea is one of my favorites and so easy to make.

Ingredients

Vanilla Cake

  • 2 boxes of Vanilla cake mix
  • 6 large Egg whites
  • 2 C water
  • 1 C canola oil
  • 3 - 9inch round cake pans
  • 1 - 10inch round cake board

Vanilla Frosting

  • 3 C unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 C powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 small container of Vanilla premade frosting
  • 1 medium piping bag with star tip
  • 1 squeeze bottle
  • 1 box of twinkies

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray cake pans with pam baking spray
  2. Using a hand mixer and large bowl, beat all cake ingredients until combined and smooth
  3. Divide the cake batter into the 3 round cake pans
  4. Place into the oven and back for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Depending on brand you might find your cake can cook faster or slower.
  5. Allow to cool completely on a cooling rack

Frosting directions:

  1. Using a standing mixer, beat all ingredients until combined and smooth but stiff with peaks
  2. Scoop 1 C into the piping bag with star tip
  3. Cut about 3 twinkies in chunks and set aside
  4. Cut about 3-4 twinkies in half for topping decorations

Building the Cake directions:

  1. Place one cake layer onto the cake board and cut the dome off the cake to make an even layer
  2. Repeat step with other two layers
  3. Scoop 1 C of white frosting onto the bottom layer and spread evenly
  4. Evenly spread some chopped twinkies onto the layer of frosting and lightly press into the frosting
  5. Place the second cake layer on top and spread evenly 1 more cup of frosting and evenly spread remaining chopped twinkies onto the frosting layer
  6. Place the last layer of cake on top
  7. Use the remaining white frosting and frost entire cake
  8. Remove the film from the vanilla frosting container and place into the microwave for about 30 - 45 seconds or until almost a thick liquid.
  9. Pour some of the frosting into the squeeze bottle
  10. Using the squeeze bottle, pipe drips along the side of the cake
  11. Using the piping bag, pipe dollops of frosting onto the top of the cake
  12. Place the cut twinkies in between each dollop of frosting
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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