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Strawberry Twinkie Cake

Easily and Delicious Strawberry Twinkie Cake

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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 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Cakes
Cuisine American
Servings 18 servings
Calories 326 kcal


  • 1-medium piping bag with star tip
  • 1- 9x13 baking dish


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


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!


Serving: 1servingSodium: 169mgCalcium: 40mgVitamin C: 5mgVitamin A: 505IUSugar: 28gFiber: 1gPotassium: 52mgCholesterol: 71mgCalories: 326kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 10gFat: 21gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 34gIron: 1mg
Keyword cake dessert, strawberry cake, twinkie desserts
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