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Easy and Delicious Strawberry Twinkie Cake

Have you ever had a Strawberry Twinkie Cake? The look on your kids’ faces when he or she finds a surprise unwrapped as you slice the cake is priceless! Everyone loves piñatas, right? That’s because they are full of candies and surprises. And a piñata cake is the best of all! Of course, you can’t smash a cake because it will get super messy, but you can sure enjoy the surprises hidden in it!

Strawberry Twinkie Cake

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I love to try new cake recipes for my kids. I love the anticipation as I slice the cake. “What will we have inside the cake today, mommy?” is their usual question. Well, thanks to my imagination, we have so many different ideas. From chocolate chip to snickers and M n M’s, there are so many choices. However, not many think about adding a cake within a cake and thinking, how can this be? Well, you can thank my creative mind later. Let me share a unique and fun cake recipe with you!

Strawberry Twinkie Cake

Main components

This cake is super simple. It has three main components i.e.

  • The cake: The cake is a delicious, moist, and fluffy base that is the main component. The simplest way to make a cake is by using a cake mix. Because I made this cake for my daughter, I used a strawberry cake mix. However, you can use any other cake mix as well. But I think strawberry cake mix is the perfect choice for this cake. It is super easy to make. All you need is eggs, water, and canola oil. It’s the easiest way to make a cake.
  • The frosting: The next main component is the frosting. I choose to add fresh strawberries for the frosting because nothing can beat the flavor and texture of fresh strawberries. 
  • The whipping cream layer: To balance out the pink color, I decided to layer the cake with whipping cream in the end.

The Secret to this fun cake

Now, the components mentioned above seem pretty basic, so where is the fun in that? As a surprise element, I used twinkies! Yes, the same delicious cream-filled mini rectangular cakes we all love.

Now, if you are thinking, how can you re-bake a cake piece already ready to eat? Why not?

What I do is when I prepare the cake mix, I pour half of it into the baking dish. Then I unwrap the twinkies, place these in the cake batter, and pour the cake batter on top. Next, bake it like your usual cake, and that’s all!

Tips for perfect strawberry twinkie cake:

Here are a few tips you should keep in mind for perfect results:

  • When making the cake, make sure the eggs are at room temperature.
  • Once the cake is baked, let it cool before taking it out of the mold, or it can fall apart.
  • Never add frosting to the hot or warm cake. It will melt away instantly and ruin your cake.
  • You don’t have to add a layer of whipped cream over the frosting. Just add a few dollops and top with fresh strawberries for decor.
Strawberry Twinkie Cake

Easily and Delicious Strawberry Twinkie Cake

But First Desserts
The look on your kids’ faces when he or she finds a surprise unwrapped as you slice the cake is priceless! Everyone loves piñatas, right? That’s because they are full of candies and surprises. And a piñata cake is the best of all! Of course, you can’t smash a cake because it will get super messy, but you can sure enjoy the surprises hidden in it!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Cakes
Cuisine American
Servings 18 servings
Calories 326 kcal

Equipment

  • 1-medium piping bag with star tip
  • 1- 9×13 baking dish

Ingredients
  

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 15.25oz strawberry cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 large eggs
  • cup canola oil
  • 8 Twinkies unwrapped

Strawberry Frosting

  • 1 cup butter unsalted sweet cream, softened
  • 1 cup strawberries diced into small pieces
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 to 5 tbsp whipping cream heavy

Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • ½ cup whipping cream heavy
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 medium piping bag with star tip
  • fresh strawberries cut in half

Instructions
 

Cake Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray the baking dish with pam baking spray.
  • Using a large bowl, beat the strawberry cake mix, water, eggs and canola oil until combined and smooth.
  • Pour half of the batter into the baking dish.
  • Place 8 unwrapped twinkies into the strawberry cake batter.
  • Pour remaining batter over the twinkies.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 – 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
  • Allow to cool completely.

Strawberry frosting Instructions

  • Using a standing mixer, beat all ingredients together until combined and smooth.
  • Spread the frosting smoothly onto the top of the cake.

Whipped Cream Instructions

  • Using a medium bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar together until stiff peaks form.
  • Scoop into the piping bag.
  • Pipe dollops of whipped cream onto the cake.
  • Top with fresh sliced strawberries.
  • Cut and serve!

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 326kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 2gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 169mgPotassium: 52mgFiber: 1gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 505IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cake dessert, strawberry cake, twinkie desserts
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