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Old 02-09-2015, 01:04 PM   #1
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ISO yellow cake that won't fall apart...

Hi All,

I want to make a small yellow cakes with the consistency of a Twinkie or SuzyQ so that it can be eaten without any utensils.

If I used a standard cake mix from the store, the cake is crumbly which is not a bad thing but not what I am looking for.

Is there an ingredient added to the mix which sort of holds it all together?

Or is it a matter of having appropriate portions of the ingredients of a recipe?

I have no specific recipe in mind though.

Thanks,
Joe C.

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Old 02-09-2015, 01:19 PM   #2
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Hi All,

I want to make a small yellow cakes with the consistency of a Twinkie or SuzyQ so that it can be eaten without any utensils.

If I used a standard cake mix from the store, the cake is crumbly which is not a bad thing but not what I am looking for.

Is there an ingredient added to the mix which sort of holds it all together?

Or is it a matter of having appropriate portions of the ingredients of a recipe?

I have no specific recipe in mind though.

Thanks,
Joe C.
Being from over here I'm not acquainted with Twinkies or SuzyQs but what about this recipe for yellow cake?


Basic Yellow Cake


It looks like recipes I've used for a basic "plain" cake (as we'd call it). I don't see why it wouldn't hold together. There will be some crumbs as there would be with any cake but it shouldn't be crumbly as such unless it's over baked. For small cakes use paper cases or bun tins and cook for a much shorter time. I can't advise you on oven temps as I think your ovens behave differently to yours - have a look in a cookery book for small cakes made from a similar recipe.


Don't compare bought cake or packet mixes to proper (ie home made) cake.



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Old 02-09-2015, 01:27 PM   #3
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I don't think I've ever had a Suzy Q, but I'm familiar with Twinkies and they are more of a sponge cake type cake. You might want to investigate recipes for sponge cake or compare ingredients/method between sponge cake and what you've tried.
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Here ya go...

Homemade Hostess Twinkie Recipe
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Thanks for the great advice, will give it a try.
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:23 PM   #6
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I'm thinking a pond cake, but with the egg whites beaten to form stiff peaks, then added to the batter, kind of like a cross between a sponge cake, and a pound cake, though the pound cake by itself would work well enough, but be a little heavy.

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I'm thinking a pond cake, but with the egg whites beaten to form stiff peaks, then added to the batter, kind of like a cross between a sponge cake, and a pound cake, though the pound cake by itself would work well enough, but be a little heavy.

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That's pretty much what Kayelle's link says You sure do know your stuff.
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I don't think I've ever had a Suzy Q, but I'm familiar with Twinkies and they are more of a sponge cake type cake. You might want to investigate recipes for sponge cake or compare ingredients/method between sponge cake and what you've tried.
Yup proper sponge is what is needed here. The less fat in the recipe the sturdier that it will be. Think like an angel food cake, those are quite sturdy because they have no fat, so as fat is added it gets more tender.
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Thanks again for your time and help.
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Thanks again for your time and help.
You're very welcome. It's so nice to be thanked.
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