Tastes like a fresh, fluffy version of a Twinkie! Can be made from-scratch or with store-bought yellow cake mix.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: cake, layer cake
Author: Beth Cato
Homemade dry cake mix:
(Or disregard this section and use a boxed yellow cake mix)
1 1/2cupsall-purpose flour
1 1/2cupscake flour
1/2cupnonfat dry milk powder
Add to cake mix:
5.1ozbox instant vanilla puddinglarge box
1/2cupsalted butter1 stick, melted and cooled slightly
4large eggslightly beaten
1/2cupsalted butter1 stick, room temperature
3 1/2cupsconfectioners' sugarsifted
rainbow sprinklesif desired
Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Butter or add nonstick spray to 8 or 9 inch round cake pans, then cut out parchment rounds to place inside each pan, then butter or spray again.
Combine the dry ingredients of the cake mix (this can be done a day or two ahead of time) or open up a box of yellow cake mix.
In a large bowl, combine the eggs and butter. Slowly add the cake mix (homemade or store bought), pudding mix, vanilla extract, and water. Beat on medium for a minute or so, until it's smooth and thick.
Spread batter in the prepared pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until top is spongy to the touch and/or it passes the toothpick test.
Cool cakes in pans for a few minutes, then gently run a plastic knife around the edge. Turn cakes out onto wire racks, remove the parchment, and let them completely cool.
In a mixer, beat together the butter and vanilla extract. Add the jarred marshmallow crème and beat until smooth. Slowly add the powdered sugar and then pour in the heavy cream. Put the mixer on high and beat for a minute or two, until the frosting is light, smooth, and fluffy.
To assemble the cake, dab some frosting on the cake plate and set the bottom cake layer on top. The frosting dabs will act like glue. Note that this cake doesn't have frosting on the sides. Place about half the marshmallow frosting on the cake layer and even it out. Place the second cake layer on top. Dollop on the rest of the frosting and swirl it to be all pretty. Add sprinkles on top. Store in fridge.