Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Let's Make a Twinkie Cake


THERE BACKKKKKKKKKKK!!! Many of you know that the famous Twinkie went away for a little while. On November 21, 2012, Hostess filed for bankruptcy and therefore, temporarily ending Twinkie production. On March 12, 2013, it was reported that Twinkie would return to store shelves in May of that year. Twinkies, along with other famed Hostess Brands, were purchased out of bankruptcy and Twinkies returned to U.S. shelves on July 15, 2013. Now, I haven't seen them at my stores yet, but we are a bit slower getting things up here, but my daughter assures me they are at her store. :)

Here is a little background of the Twinkie.

Did you know that it was invented in 1930 by a baker in River Forest, Illinois? The company used their machines to make strawberry shortcakes, but when the strawberries were out of season they needed a use for the machines so they made the snack cake and filled them with banana's. During World War II banana's were rationed so they switched to the cream filled we see today. They have been a hit ever since.

What better way to celebrate the return of Twinkies than to make a Twinkie cake!

1 pkg cake mix (any flavor)                                             1/2 cup margarine
1 cup water                                                                         1/4 tsp salt
5 tbls flour                                                                          2 tsp vanilla
1 cup white sugar                                                              1/2 cup solid Crisco

Bake cake mix as directed in jellyroll pan. Cook until thick, the water and flour. Cool. Mix together sugar, margarine, salt, vanilla and Crisco. Beat together with cooked mixture until like whipped cream. Cut cake in half. Spread filling on half of the cake. Cover with the other half of cake. Frost or sprinkle with powdered sugar.
twinkie cake
Stock photo

I actually haven't gotten around to making this cake yet, but it really sounds good so I plan on trying it one of these days with my free time....oh wait....I don't have much free time. :) Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Colleen :)