Homemade Hostess Cake

Yes, you read that right.

The weekend before last I promised to bring a cake to a friend’s birthday (not out of the ordinary, but relevant). Later that week, I came across a recipe for a beautiful chocolate cake inspired by those Hostess cupcakes.

I got up relatively early on Saturday to make the cake itself (it had to be completely cooled before I could add the marshmallow filling).

Confession: part of the reason I was excited to make this recipe was because I wanted to use my bundt pan (which is older than me).

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Even unfrosted it was looking pretty elegant.

Fast forward a few hours later to me making a mess a complete mess in the kitchen. Though in my defense there was filling, frosting, and icing to make.

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I recently switched to using vanilla beans in my baking instead of (usually imitation) vanilla extract. GAME CHANGER.

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Middle of cake removed/ Marshmallow added.

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Cake replaced! Frosting and icing complete!

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I may have added too much liquid to the chocolate frosting- but I kind of love the drippy effect it makes (even if it’s a little less hostess looking).

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The birthday girl cutting her cake! Happy Birthday Caroline!

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Annnnd a look at the inside! How ugly. It tasted as good as the outside looked, which is all that really matters 🙂

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Click here to get the recipe.

I made the following substitutions:

  • Flax eggs (for eggs)
  • Almond milk + vinegar (for buttermilk)
  • Coconut oil (for canola oil)
  • A cup of French pressed coffee (for instant coffee)
  • Earth balance (for butter)
  • Soy creamer (for whole milk)
  • Cacao nibs (for bittersweet chocolate)


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Have you cooked up anything delicious lately?!


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