Twinkie Filling Cake

Hostess Twinkies are the cream-filled sponge cake that made the news in 2012 when they became, for a while, an endangered snack food species.

These small, golden logs have been a staple food in the United States and Hollywood films for decades, either because they derive their comforting, wholesome flavour from inoffensive pure white sugar or because their colour and shape suggest, to the subconscious mind of the average Twinkie-eating Joe, gold bullion -- the best investment for your money! -- and are truly more American than apple pie. Because, you know, apple pies were brought to North America in colonial times.

In 2013, a kind benefactor (read: large, faceless corporation) bought out the failed Hostess brand and resumed production of the sweet, sweet weight class enhancer. So, until the premise of Zombieland comes true, we can all calm down, stop hoarding Twinkies, and go back to monitoring our blood sugar levels.

Now that Twinkies are reproducing again and returning to a healthy population size -- free to make the world population an unhealthy size -- you can make a Twinkie(-inspired, because Wikidee and the author of this post claim no rights to the brand name or trademark, ahem) filling cake in celebration.

Rather than using actual Twinkies in a cake, the recipe creator has invented a frosted chocolate cake with a vanilla filling akin to the kind in Twinkies. Actually, now that I think about it, it is definitely more of a Ding Dong than a Twinkie. So everything I've said above about Twinkies has become inconsequential and even misleading.

In any case, like many recipes you may have seen on television cooking channels, this one calls for boxed cake mix and canned icing, so at least it is low-effort and high-(calorie-)yield!

In all seriousness, this chocolate Twinkie-Ding Dong cake is probably delicious, like all cake, and simple to make. For the full recipe, click the link below to visit White House on the Prairie.


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