Twinkie Cake is an easy no bake recipe with layers of pudding, whipped cream, pineapple and more. It is absolutely luscious and easy to make in minutes.

Slice of twinkie cake on a plate.
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Twinkie lovers will go crazy over this new recipe. It actually uses Twinkies as the base layer, and it is so delicious. The snack cakes are layered between pudding, fruit and more.

It tastes wonderful and is the best dessert all year long! If you love twinkies also try Air Fryer Twinkies and Chocolate Covered Twinkies.

What is a Twinkie Cake?

It’s a no bake treat that is layered with a few simple ingredients. If you love Twinkies, it’s a must try. The flavors all come together in a baking dish for a delightful dessert.

It is similar to Banana Split Dump Cake Recipe and Punch Bowl Cake but with Twinkies!

Ingredients: 

Ingredients for Twinkie Cake - cool whip, twinkies, cherries, pineapple, nuts, bananas.
  • Twinkies
  • Bananas 
  • Crushed Pineapple
  • Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • Whipped Topping
  • Chopped Walnuts
  • Maraschino Cherries

Variations

  • Omit the nuts. If you do not prefer nuts, you can leave them off.

Step by step instructions

Cutting board with twinkies cut in half.

Step 1. Slice the Twinkies in half.

Twinkies cream side up in baking dish.

Step 2. Place the sliced Twinkies in a 9X13 baking pan. They should be cream side up. 

Bananas on top of twinkies.

Step 3. Next, slice the bananas and put them on top of the Twinkies.

Pineapple spread on top.

Step 4. Spread the drained pineapple on top of the bananas.

Pudding in bowl.

Step 5. Get out a separate bowl. Combine the instant pudding mix and milk. Allow to sit until it thickens.

Pudding mixture on dish.

Step 6. Carefully spread the pudding mixture on top of the pineapple.

Cool whip spread on top.

Step 7. Add the cool whip and spread with a spatula.

Nuts on top of baking dish..

Step 8. Sprinkle chopped walnuts on the cake. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to chill in the refrigerator for 3 hours. Right before serving add a cherry to each slice.

Slice of twinkie cake on a plate topped with a cherry.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store?

Refrigerate the leftovers, covered, for up to 3 days.  

Can you reduce this recipe?

Yes, you can make it using an 8×8 pan if desired.

Slice of twinkie cake on a plate.

Pro Tips

  • Refrigerate before serving. The cake is best served after it has been in the fridge a few hours. This gives all of the flavor time to soak into the twinkies.
  • Wait to add toppings. Add the cherries when serving each slice.
  • Drain the pineapple. The cake will be too soggy if you leave the juice.

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No Bake Twinkie Cake

5 from 3 votes
Twinkie Cake is an easy no bake recipe with layers of pudding, whipped cream, pineapple and more. It is absolutely luscious and easy to make in minutes.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 320

Ingredients

  • 1 box Twinkies 10 count
  • 4 Bananas
  • 1 can Crushed Pineapple 20 ounces – drained
  • 1 box Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix 3 ounces
  • 2 cups Cold Milk
  • 8 ounces Whipped Topping thawed
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts for topping
  • Maraschino Cherries for topping

Instructions

  • Slice the Twinkies in half lengthwise and place them in a 9X13 baking pan, cream side up.
  • Slice the bananas and place the banana slices in a single layer on top of the Twinkies.
  • Drain the crushed pineapple and spread it out on top of the bananas.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and milk.  Let it sit for a few minutes until the pudding thickens.  Spread it on top of the pineapple.
  • Top with the cool whip and sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving.
  • When serving, top each cake slice with a cherry and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers, covered, for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 320kcal, Carbohydrates 51g, Protein 5g, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 4g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 6mg, Sodium 198mg, Potassium 337mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 37g, Vitamin A 148IU, Vitamin C 8mg, Calcium 125mg, Iron 1mg

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