Hostess Twinkie Sponge Cake

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Recipe by Max Thames

I found a treasure trove of recipes, which were developed by a lady named Gloria Pitzer, I have no idea, who she is, but when I got my hands on the recipe book, obviously from the 50's, I freaked out. This publication has recipes from places like Woolworth's Sears, and Hudson's Cafeteria, and many, many, more. I figured that the "Zaar" would be the place to preserve them. I haven't made them all, but I know they'll be good....Enjoy!

Top Review by Shockeroo

This did not work for me. I used the almond extract option in the recipe. I also investigated how to make scalded milk properly and thought I had done so. I did not realize until the cake was done that this recipe does not include the filling shown in the photo. So, I made Max's Twinkie Filling (copycat) at the last minute and luckily had all the ingredients and have reviewed separately. With all of that, the cake seemed fine until I went to cut into it at an event. I had to work the knife to get it through and it would not separate into pieces easily. I knew then it did not have the sponge cake consistency I was looking for. About half of this finished product was thrown away, it did not work for us.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Beat eggs til thick&lemon colored (about 5 minutes with an electric mixer on medium speed).
  2. Gradually add the sugar a few spoons at a time; beat another 3 minutes.
  3. Slowly add flour, baking powder, salt.
  4. Beat in milk in three equal portions till blended.
  5. Add Flavoring.
  6. Beat 2 minutes.
  7. Pour batter into greased & floured jelly roll pan.
  8. Bake in the center of a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 38-42 minute (or till toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool on rack, 1 hour.
  10. Cut into finger shapes to resemble the original Twinkie cakes.
  11. Spread with filling and form into sandwiches.
  12. Wrap and refrigerate or freeze to use as needed.
  13. Keeps for up to 3 weeks refrigerated. Freezes almost indefinitely if wrapped well.

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