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    Suzy Q Cake

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    *Parsley*'s Note:

    I forgot that I had this recipe until someone asked about it. Shaped and tastes like the Suzy-Q snack cakes (made by Hostess)!

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    For cake

    • 18 1/4 ounces devil's food cake mix
    • 1 1/4 cups water
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 3 eggs



    1. 1
      In a large mixing bowl, beat together cake mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs until smooth.
    2. 2
      Pour into a greased and floured 13" x 9" pan and bake according to the package directions.
    3. 3
      When cake is cooled, remove from pan to flat surface and cut cake in half horizontally.
    4. 4
      To prepare filling, cook flour and milk in a saucepan over low heat until thickened; whisking often. Cool mixture COMPLETELY in refrigerator.
    5. 5
      While heated mixture cools, beat together sugar, Crisco, salt and vanilla. Add to cooled flour/milk mixture and beat until smooth and creamy.
    6. 6
      Spread filling on 1 half of cake. Place other half of cake on top and sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 16, 2013

      This is a good recipie - tastes great - yet not too sweet.<br/>I beat the crisco and sugars together for a LONG time in the Kitchenaid, then when I combined the sugar/crisco mixture with the flour/milk mixture I again let it mix for a Long time (probably 10 min) in the Kitchenaid. I think that helped a lot.

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    • on January 19, 2014


      Great recipe... I made this tonight for my mother in laws birthday tomorrow.. suzie q's are her most favorite snack cake and when I found this recipe I knew this was definitely for her..I did have an issue with making the filling.. only because I goofed the instructions,,, so I dumped it and retried and the second time it came out pretty good.. I don't know if I did something wrong but the texture was kinda lumpy and not like whipped cream.. but I tasted it and it was delish so I filled the cake anyway.. I figure a night in the fridge may help set up the filling just right,, thank you so much for sharing as I know my MIL will love it!!

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    • on October 20, 2009


      The filling for this is the PERFECT "Suzy Q" filling. It is very similar to my aunts "mock cream frosting". I opted to make my own chocolate cake from scratch, but used this filling recipe. Suzy Q's don't have a typical butter/powdered sugar filling, this is the fluffy/rich filling it needs! Reg shortening is recommended, as butter flavored shortening and/or butter/margarine changes the taste; good, but not Suzy-Q-like, IMHO. Next time I am going to try it using coconut oil (not fractionated) instead of the shortening. Thanks so much for posting :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Suzy Q Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (86 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 298.1
    Calories from Fat 171
    Total Fat 19.0 g
    Saturated Fat 4.3 g
    Cholesterol 32.9 mg
    Sodium 258.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 31.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 20.6 g
    Protein 3.0 g

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