No Bake Strawberry Twinkie Cake

No Bake Strawberry Twinkie Cake Recipe - Family Fresh Meals

One of my favorite things about springtime is the strawberries. After a long, cold winter, these sweet, juicy little morsels taste like a bite of spring sunshine.

So, in honor of strawberry season, I decided to come up with a special dessert to celebrate my favorite springtime flavor. And when you think of strawberry desserts, you can’t help thinking of strawberry shortcake – that mouthwatering combo of berries, cake, and fluffy whipped cream. So I decided to put my own twist on strawberry shortcake by replacing the cake with – wait for it – Twinkies!

No Bake Strawberry Twinkie Cake - Twinkies cut in half

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How to make a No Bake Twinkie Cake!

It sounds crazy, but it turns out the moist yellow cake and creamy filling of a Twinkie pair beautifully with the sunny, sweet-tart flavor of fresh strawberries. And to amp up the creaminess even more, I layered them with smooth vanilla pudding and frozen whipped topping.

This No Bake Strawberry Twinkie Cake is super easy to make. With ready-made Twinkies, whipped topping, and instant pudding, it comes together in minutes and sets up in the fridge – no need to even turn on the oven. And digging your fork through those layers of moist cake, creamy pudding, and juicy strawberries is like eating a plateful of springtime.

No Bake Strawberry Twinkie Cake

Printable recipe directions and ingredients at bottom of post.
Directions:

  1. Slice twinkies in half lengthwise and lay evenly cream side up in a 9 x 13 inch pan.No Bake Strawberry Twinkie Cake - Twinkie halves in baking pan
  2. Sprinkle sliced strawberries on top of twinkies. No Bake Strawberry Twinkie Cake - Sprinkle sliced strawberries on top of twinkies
  3. In a separate bowl, combine instant pudding mix with milk. Whisk together for about 4-5 min until combined slightly thickened.No Bake Strawberry Twinkie Cake - pudding mixture in a glass bowl
  4. Pour pudding mixture evenly over strawberries.No Bake Strawberry Twinkie Cake - Pudding spread over strawberries - Family Fresh Meals
  5. Last, spread cool whipped topping over pudding layer. Garnish cake with fresh strawberries ( you will want to do this right before serving, after the chilling process. )No Bake Strawberry Twinkie Cake - spreading whipped cream on top of pudding mixture
  6. Cover and store cake in the fridge. Let it set for at least 1-2 hours.No Bake Strawberry Twinkie Cake - Slice of cake on white plate

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No Bake Strawberry Twinkie Cake

This No Bake Strawberry Twinkie Cake is super easy to make. With ready-made Twinkies, whipped topping, and instant pudding, it comes together in minutes!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Setting 1 hour
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 10 Hostess Twinkies
  • 3 cups of sliced/diced strawberries plus extra strawberries for topping
  • 3.5 oz instant vanilla pudding
  • 1.5 cups cold milk
  • 8 oz whipped topping

Instructions

  • Slice twinkies in half lengthwise and lay evenly cream side up in a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  • Sprinkle sliced strawberries on top of twinkies.
  • In a separate bowl, combine instant pudding mix with milk.
  • Whisk together for about 4-5 min until combined slightly thickened .
  • Pour pudding mixture evenly over strawberries.
  • Last, spread cool whipped topping over pudding layer. Garnish cake with fresh strawberries ( you will want to do this right before serving, after the chilling process. )
  • Cover and store cake in the fridge. Let it set for at least 1-2 hours.

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Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 74mg | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 21.2mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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6 Comments

  1. This has been around since the 70’s! Very good and easy.

  2. This was a simple refreshing dessert I made for Christmas- everyone loved it! I think next time I’ll try adding extra homemade cream filling as the twinkles were scarce in that department. (unlike the old hostess Twinkie’s)

  3. I love this recipe I always add strawberry glaze on the berries then I add the rest so good

    1. That sounds like a yummy addition Jo Anne!

  4. Can this be made 2 days ahead, waiting until ready to serve to garnish with the fresh berries?

    1. I would only make this a day ahead at the most so it doesn’t get soggy.