Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
Got this recipe from King Arthur Flour and looks so good, like those twinkies from when I was a kid. Described as soft, springy and full of rich creamy white filling that will bring you right back to Saturday morning cartoons and school lunch boxes - without the chemical additives. These cakes won't last through a nuclear winter like the urban legend says, but are so good they will disappear in a twink of an eye. While I've ordered the special pan (called a canoe pan) to make them; at the bottom of the directions are tips to make them as cupcakes or for that really special treat as a Banana Split Snack. Finally made these and they went together easy and were a big hit at my DGS's birthday party.
- 2 cups cake flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 3⁄4 cup cold water
- 7 egg yolks, unbeaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 7 egg whites, beaten very stiff
Snack Cake Filling
- 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 tablespoons salted butter
- 4 tablespoons shortening
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 dash salt (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350. Spritz a snack cake pan with a light layer of cooking spray and set aside.
- Place all ingredients except beaten egg whites into large mixing bowl. Beat until smooth.
- Working in thirds, fold the beaten egg whites into the batter. Take care to keep the batter light; fold in, don't beat.
- Fill each section of snack cake pan 2/3 full. The cakes will puff quite a bit during baking, but will shrink back during cooling.
- Bake cakes in preheated oven for 8-12 minutes, until golden brown.
- Remove pan from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
- Using flexible spatula, gently remove each cake and cool flad side down on rack until completely cool.
- In meantime, prepare snack cake filling:.
- in small saucepan cook flour and milk over medium heat until paste forms.
- Stir constantly and do not allow mixture to brown.
- Remove from heat and let cool 1 minute.
- Add vanilla and stir until smooth.
- Press a piece of plastic wrap down on the surface of the paste to avoid forming a skin and set aside to cool completely.
- in bowl of mixer beat butter, shortening and sugar until fluffy, scraping bowl to fully incorporate ingredients.
- Add cooled flour/milk mixture and continue to beat 5 minutes on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy.
- Use to fill snack cakes or cupcakes.
- Filling will remain creamy; store at room temperature for 3-4 days.
- To fill snack cakes: Place about 1 cup of filling into a clean pastry bag fitted with round pastry tube.
- Gently insert tube into the underside of cake, about halfway through the cake.
- Using gentle pressure, squeeze a small amount of filling into the cake.
- You'll feel the cake expand under your fingers.
- Do not overfill, or the cake will burst.
- Repeat for a total of 3 times (differant areas) per cake.
- Store cakes well covered at room temperature for up to 4 days.
- To make snack cakes as cupcakes, prepare cupcake pans with cooking spray. Baking time will increase to 15-18 minutes. Cool and fill as directed.
- For Banana Split Snack Cakes - replace vanilla with 1 teaspoon bananan flavoring to taste.
- Prepare batter and bake as directed.
- Fill one section of cake with chocolate icing, one section with strawberry jam and one section with vanilla filling, or pineapple dessert topping. True banana split taste in a handy portable snack cake. Grab one and "split".
I made this recipe Exactly how this called for and it needs a few adjustments, The filling was really good and a pleasant surprise, I even wrote down the recipe for that, However the cake needs a bit of adjustment, More sugar possibly less eggs, I ended up coating all the cakes in cinnamon sugar before filling them to give them a better taste, But they still sit uneaten in the fridge :/ I think with a little adjustment though this could be a divine recipe overall, the cakes just need a sweeter more cake like taste and less egg influences :)