I made this for my sisters birthday, we are from the Philly area but now live over 1,000 miles away and can't get much beloved Tastykakes. Krimpets have always been her favorite and she was very surprised by the cake. It got her thumbs up and it gets mine too. I don't think you could make anything yourself that would be closer to the real thing! Excellent!
I knew it was the real copy cat when the aroma escaped from the oven! I modified the recipe by adding the yolks in after mixing the whites with the cake mix. And I doubled the frosting -- it was sooooo decadent!! I also decorated the top with leftover morsels. Better than best!!!
This is the best!
tasty butterscotch krimpets!!! this is almost close to the philadelphia original. now that we are in florida, i will make these regularly
This recipe is amazing! It is not exactly tastykake krimpets, but I dare say better. If you are trying to mimic krimpets exactly you will be let down but if you would like something even better, these are incredible!
My heart is broken.
Not even close to the original (Hmmm, maybe if I cut back on the butterscotch morsels?). As I told my non-Krimpet eating wife, it's not enough that it tastes good (which it does;she like it), but it HAS TO TASTE LIKE THE ORIGINAL, which it certainly does not.
The search continues (good thing I have a friend near my home town of Philadelphia so I'm not cut off completely. And there's always Publix)...
This recipe was created by Todd Wilbur for his book "Top Secret Recipes" (Penguin/Putnam 1993) and www.TopSecretRecipes.com
Horrible !!!!im from philly and they dont taste like tastykake. The icing was way to sweet ..Waste of ingredients...
i love tastykakes. here in charelston, sc they are not sold in the grocery stores; but jersey mikes sells butterscotch krimpets and chocolate juniors and peanute butter tandy cakes. unfortunately, they do not sell the lemon or the blueberry pies. i get my fix when i go to pa, but that is not often. thanks for the recipe.
How exciting!I love tastkakes, but only get them once a year when visiting family in Pennsylvania!I can't wait to surprise my parents with these!