We love this Wink-Wink Cake! It’s so fluffy, moist, and creamy! Plus, the flavors of the sweet, vanilla, yellow cake hugging the rich, creamy filling makes us think of a (wink-wink) certain pre-packaged golden sponge cake which gives us a healthy dose of nostalgia. But also, it’s extremely easy to whip up, so get ready to have this Wink-Wink Cake around quite a bit! Life is about to be a little sweeter because of it!

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Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix, plus the ingredients called for on the box
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
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Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven according to the instructions on the cake mix box.

Step 2 –Grease one 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray and line one 9×13-inch pan with parchment paper.

Step 3 –In a large bowl, prepare the yellow cake according to the package directions.

Step 4 –Evenly divide the batter between the prepared pans.

Step 5 –Bake the cakes until a toothpick inserted into the center of each cake comes out clean, about 15 minutes.

Step 6 –Let the cakes cool completely.

Step 7 –In a saucepan over medium heat, add the flour and the milk, whisking to combine.

Step 8 –Bring the milk mixture to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, until it is thick.

Step 9 –Transfer the milk mixture from the heat and let it cool.

Step 10 –In a large bowl, add the shortening, the butter, the sugar, the salt, and the vanilla and beat with an electric hand mixer until smooth.

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Step 11 –Add the milk mixture to the shortening mixture and beat until it is smooth.

Step 12 –Transfer the cake from the parchment-lined pan onto a cooling rack. Peel off and discard the parchment paper.

Step 13 –Spread the filling over the cake that is still in the pan and then top with the remaining cake.

Step 14 –Slice and serve.