10 Reviews

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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cakeluvr March 16, 2013

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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ssej1078_1251510 January 19, 2014

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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SwedishExpat October 20, 2009

super delicious!!

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selsasser December 29, 2008

ididn't like the frosting either. Opted for a marshmallow fluff frosting instead.

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Monique Renee September 08, 2008

The cake for this was great but that depends on your cake mix I guess. I used a Betty Crocker Devil's Food cake mix. The frosting, however, was very gross! Even using 1/2 crisco and 1/2 margarine didn't help. I think the milk/flour mixture I cooked was the problem. Maybe using cake flour would be better? I don't know, all I know is that I used to eat Suzy Q's by the dozen and this in no way tastes like that filling. Try this recipe before you serve it to anyone else to make sure it will turn out the way it has for others. I will keep looking for a recipe that copies the original Suzy Q since the new recipe Hostess uses is awful.

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Czarmom39 February 27, 2008

We LOVED this cake!!! Easy, & yummy....I used half Smart Balance in the filling & it was really good. I also put a chocolate glaze on top, and it was fantastic. Thanks

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OrangeOctober January 18, 2008

I thought this sounded fun...I grew up going to the hostess store and thought Suzy Q's were pretty cool as my sisters name is Susan and we always called her Suzy Q. I digress! Great recipe Parsley. I did use 1/2 Crisco and 1/2 margarine and it did not taste like shortening at all. I did make the cake into 2 rounds instead and put most of the filling in the center. The kids thought it looked like a giant Oreo!

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startnover January 29, 2007

This tasted good, but the filling combo was exactly what you'd expect when using lots of shortening/sugar. Not exactly light & fluffy--more like sweet lard. If you're truly expecting a Hostess type filling, this is not it. We were a little disappointed.

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ladyfingers May 02, 2006

I made this cake for my daughter's birthday yesterday, and It was a hit!!! Also VERY easy, which is important to me because I'm baking-impaired. Everyone LOVED the filling. I had 12 people for dinner, so I made two 13x9" cakes. I didn't split the layers, just frosted the first one, then put the second one on top and frosted that one. IAteMyGluestick kept sneaking licks every chance she got. DH just took a bunch of it to work with him today for his co-workers. Just what I was looking for. Thanks for posting!

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papergoddess March 16, 2006
Suzy Q Cake