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Nov 13, 2004 12:38 AM

help for twinkie-like cake?

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I've been obsessing with cake batters lately, but would now like to figure out how to "fill" a cake with frosting. I've been working on a nice french vanilla bundt that would be perfect with an annular ring of some kind of butter cream or even marshmallow fluff. I don't know how to even start going about googling for this, though. Also, which of the various "frostings" would be the best inner filling? I believe there was a recent thread on the different types of frostings (buttercream vs. fresh cream?) but I can't seem to find it anymore either .... TIA

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  1. And I don't mean just slicing the cake in half and adding a layer of twinkie-like frosting ... is there a recipie out there that will divulge the secrets of filling the cake with filling unmolested?

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    1. re: pykipperbang

      You might google a Tunnel of Fudge cake and see if you can adapt it to make a vanilla version. It was initially conceived of in a Pillsbury Bakeoff Contest, so I might start at the bakeoff website.

      1. re: pykipperbang

        Did you see the ads above for a bake and fill pan? Is this close to what you're looking for?


      2. To do it twinkie style, you won't be able to bake the filling into the cake. That twinkie filling is more like marshmallow style frosting than anything else. And that, buttercream, etc. will melt in a hot cake.

        Essentially, you are looking at making a standard yellow cake, filling a piping bag with frosting, jamming it in the center, and injecting frosting. If you are doing a bundt, that would mean a series of injections all the way around. Flip over a twinkie and you'll see the three holes where the frosting is squirted in.

        1. Any chance of you divulging the recipe for the French Vanilla Bundt cake?

          I make a lot of Bundt cakes and that sounds like a really good one.

          1. I've never had a Twinkie, don't think they are sold in Canada.

            But there's a pan on the Williams Sonoma site that mentions a filled individual cake. Maybe similar?


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            1. re: Middydd

              What a cool pan!

              You're not missing anything with the Twinkies, nowadays. A friend of mine and I swear they changed the recipe from when we were kids.