I love Twinkies.
There! I said it!
I've loved Twinkies since I was in the first grade. If I close my eyes, I can almost taste my first Twinkie, sitting at my desk in Miss Grady's first grade classroom with my little carton of nice cold milk at snack time. Mmmmmm.....
So when I heard about Twinkie Cake, I thought, "OMG!! Cake made out of Twinkies?!?!? I must try this!" I'm sure some of you would have thought, "OMG... Cake made out of Twinkies?!?!? That sounds revolting!!"... but seriously... don't stop reading.... you really would never know there are Twinkies in this cake!
1 box (of 10) Hostess Twinkies (9 for cake, 1 bonus Twinkie for you!!!)
4 large bananas, sliced
1 large can (20 oz) crushed pineapple, drained, but not pressed dry
1 large box Vanilla instant pudding, prepared
1 - 12 oz. container of Cool Whip
Maraschino cherries and chopped nuts for garnish
Remove Twinkies from wrappers.
Cut each in half lengthwise from top to bottom. Follow the dots!
Place Twinkie halves in 9 x 13 baking dish with cream side facing up.
Layer sliced bananas, pineapple, pudding, and Cool Whip over Twinkies.
Cover and refrigerate for several hours.
Garnish each serving with a maraschino cherry and chopped nuts.
Unwrap all the Twinkies, except one. Well... unless you want to eat your bonus Twinkie now. Then by all means, go ahead and open them all!
Now cut them in half. Follow the dotted line.
Place cut Twinkies, cream side up in a 13x9 pan.
Slather on the pudding. I used banana pudding instead of vanilla. =)
Drain the pineapple.
Spread that evenly over the pudding.
Make a nice layer of sliced bananas on top of the pineapple.
Now slather that with thawed Cool Whip.
Refrigerate for several hours.
Garnish each piece with a maraschino cherry and some chopped nuts.
This was so tasty!!! Jon said if he didn't know this was made with Twinkies, he would have never known. It just tastes like sponge cake. This is a quick to assemble, cool, yummy dessert that won't heat up your kitchen!
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