Tastykake-Inspired Dishes

Visit Philly · Philadelphia Top 10 Guide · created about 7 years ago

Philadelphia’s love for Tastykake is no secret.

Philadelphians’ fierce hometown pride for these baked confections, plus the fact that they just taste really good, has resulted in chefs around town flexing their creative culinary muscle in order to incorporate Tastykakes into dishes both savory and sweet. In fact, deconstructed Tastykakes of all sorts have been popping up across the city for the past few years. But of late, the inventiveness has been dialed up a notch.

Here are our top picks for Tastykake-inspired dishes on menus throughout Philadelphia:

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    Tastykake Apple Pie Milkshake at Square Peg in Philadelphia, PA

    Matt Levin's Square Peg is an American diner-inspired restaurant serving up the chef’s crazily inventive dishes. On the menu: the Tastykake Apple Pie Milkshake, made with Jim Beam bourbon and White Tail Caramel Whiskey, Apple Pie Tastykake and apple vodka, topped with cinnamon.

  • Tastykake Bread Pudding at Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA

    To make the TastyKake bread pudding, the chef uses half stale bread and half Tastykakes dried out in the oven. Both are soaked in egg custard, baked and topped with whatever sauce (caramel, blueberry) suits the Tastykake flavor du jour. It could be Butterscotch Krimpets, Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes, Coconut Juniors, Pecan Spinwheels or seasonal Pumpkin Krimpets.

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    Tastykake Ice Cream at 10 Arts By Eric Ripert in Philadelphia, PA

    Created by Michael Laiskonis (of the famed Le Bernardin) for 10 Arts, the epic malted Tastykake ice cream served over dark chocolate, caramel and peanut tart will be on the dessert menu if you're in luck.

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    Cake Shake at SquareBurger in Philadelphia, PA

    Stephen Starr’s summertime burger shack at Franklin Square whips up a variety of Tastykakes and vanilla ice cream into milkshake form, a.k.a the Cake Shake. Chunky gooey goodness. Also on the menu: the Butterscotch Sundae, with Butterscotch Krimpets, butterscotch sauce and heath bar crumbles.