Prep 1 hr
Cook 20 mins
I love those Little Debbie cakes that are in the shape of trees at Christmas. I found this recipe and it's the closest I've come to them. I used to eat them like crazy and it was costing me a fortune! Now, I can make a batch at home. There really is no serving size because it's whatever shape you want to cut them into or if you just make 2 round cakes.
- cake batter
- 6 tablespoons flour (rounded)
- 1 1⁄2 cups butter, & crisco mixture
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1 cup cold milk (scant)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 5 1⁄4 cups powdered sugar
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons corn syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- decorator decorative candies, colored sugar, decorating gel, etc
- Make the cake mix as directed on the box, but instead of making in cake pan, bake in a jelly roll pan to make the layers. Cut with cookie cutters when cool. Store the leftover crumbs in a zip top bag for other uses.
- While the cakes are baking, make the middle. Combine the first 3 ingredients and beat on high for 5 minutes, gradually adding the milk and vanilla. Beat 5 more minutes on high. Spread between two cut-outs.
- Stir together all the icing ingredients. Place the cut-outs on a wire rack above a pan or plate to catch the drippings. Spoon the icing over the cake and let it drizzle over the sides, making sure to coat all the surfaces.
- Decorate while still "wet" before it sets.
These were awesome. I had alot of fun making these. A recipe I will be using again and again esp for the holiday's. Thanks for the great recipe.
Well, I guess I'm not that great when it comes to making things like this. I baked the cake in a jelly roll pan (probably should have been two for the amount of batter I had). So, instead of stacking to "cookies" I cut them through the middles, making them layered. Filled with the whipped cream filling (which a good way to make sure the filling is whipped enough, is test it with your finger and thumb - if it feels grainy, then keep beating). Then made the icing and that's where I really went off the deep end. It just didn't turn out. It was too sticky and didn't go near as far as I needed it to. Everything tastes yummy - but looks terrible. Haha. So - not the recipe - just the cook. :) The recipe is great tasting, just a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. Oh well, I've learned that not all recipes are for all chefs. :)