How to Make Zingers

By Marie Price

Zingers are an American snack cake that come in three different flavors: devil's food, vanilla and raspberry. They are a soft cake with a cream filling, similar to Twinkies, but have an added layer of frosting on top. While store-bought Zingers are a perfect after-school snack, homemade Zingers can be surprisingly sophisticated. Making Zingers is not complicated, and they can make for delicious desserts at your next party.

Make the Cake

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the flour, sugar and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla and mix thoroughly.

Step 2

Pour in half the milk and mix. Gradually add the rest of the milk, stirring continuously.

Step 3

Spoon the batter into the mini loaf pans. There should be enough to fill 9 or 10 pans. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Step 4

Cool the cakes completely on the cooling racks.

Step 5

Meanwhile, combine the butter, confectioner's sugar, marshmallow cream, milk and the remaining teaspoon vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat the filling with an electric mixer for about 3 minutes until it is smooth.

Step 6

Scoop the filling into a pastry bag. With the tip of the pastry bag, poke 3 holes into each of the cakes and fill the holes. Gently scrape off any excess filling with a knife.

Step 7

Mix the frosting with a knife until smooth. Carefully spread a layer of frosting on top of each of the cakes.