- For the cakes:
- Nonstick spray
- 4 egg whites
- 1 box (16 ounces) golden poundcake mix
- 2/3 cup water
- For the filling:
- 2 teaspoons very hot water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups marshmallow creme (one 7-ounce jar)
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- A spice bottle, approximately the size of a Twinkie
- 10 pieces of aluminum foil, 12 by 14 inches each
- A cake decorator or pastry bag
- A skewer or chopstick
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Fold each piece of aluminum foil in half twice. Wrap the folded foil around the spice bottle to create a mold. Leave the top of the mold open for pouring in the batter. Make 10 of these molds and arrange them on a cookie sheet or in a shallow pan. Grease the inside of each mold with a light coating of nonstick spray.
Disregard the directions on the box of cake mix. Instead, beat the egg whites until stiff. In a separate bowl, combine cake mix with water and beat until thoroughly blended (about 2 minutes). Fold egg whites into the cake batter and slowly combine until completely mixed.
Pour the batter into the molds, filling each one about 3/4 inch full. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.
Cool completely and remove from molds.
For the filling, combine salt with the hot water in a small bowl and stir until salt is dissolved. Let this mixture cool.
Combine the marshmallow creme, shortening, powdered sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl and mix well with an electric mixer on high speed until fluffy.
Add the salt solution to the filling mixture and combine.
When the cakes are done and cooled, use a skewer or chopstick to make three holes in the bottom of each one. Move the stick around inside of each cake to create space for the filling.
Using a cake decorator or pastry bag, inject each cake with filling through all three holes.
Makes 10 snack cakes.
Per serving: 387 calories; 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 30 percent calories from fat); 64 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 420 mg sodium; 3 g protein; 0 g fiber.