Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen!: Banana Split Twinkie Cake {Twinkies are Back}

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Banana Split Twinkie Cake {Twinkies are Back}

The Iconic Twinkie is back!!!! And not just Twinkies folks, but by popular demand all Hostess products are making a comeback. On July 15th Walmart rolled out the first batch of the new Twinkies. A few boxes have been seen as early as July 12th in an exclusive collectible box that says "First Batch" on the packaging. 

This yummy creme-filled, sponge cakes have been a household tradition since 1930 and after a brief hiatus this delicious treat is back in stores. Some people are happy about this and some could care less. I for one love the occasional Twinkie, Suzy Q & Zinger, so this is good news for me.  
In honor of the celebration and "The Sweetest Comeback in History" Walmart has asked me to share a recipe using a Hostess product. I chose Twinkies, so today's recipe is a quick and easy one. I do realize some folks will turn their nose up to this recipe, but that's OK. Different strokes for different folks, right? 

I've seen Twinkie Cakes all over the Internet and that's what came to mind when I was deciding on a recipe. Instead of just a plain old Twinkie cake I changed it up a bit and used Strawberry Creme pudding and added some banana's to make a Banana Split Twinkie Cake.

I love the strawberry creme pudding, so it turned out delicious. A Twinkie cake is the perfect treat if you're ever in a pinch and need a quick dessert. It's very kid friendly and everyone loved it. I've included some step by step photos, but this recipe is pretty straight forward and impossible to mess up. 


I purchased everything I needed at my local Walmart Supercenter. Walmart was sold out of all the Twinkies, but I did manage to find them at a local Walmart Neighborhood Market. 

To start line a 8 x 8 inch baking pan with 9 Twinkies. Line the pan with 5 Twinkies on one side and the remaining 4 on the other side (see photo above).  In a large bowl, mix together one package of pudding with 1 1/2 cups cold milk until combined (I used a wire whisk). Fold in 1/2 cup whipped topping and blend. 

Spread the strawberry pudding mixture evenly over the Twinkies to cover. Add banana slices and spread crushed pineapple over bananas.  Top with remaining whipped topping and spread evenly.

Add maraschino cherries and nuts for garnish. Drain and dry the cherries on a paper towel to remove juices before adding. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Enjoy!!!!!!
 
 


Banana Split Twinkie Cake

1 - box Twinkies (10 count)
1 - (3 oz) box instant strawberry creme pudding mix
1 1/2 - cups milk 
1 - 8 oz container whipped topping, separated
1 - 8 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1 - banana, sliced
1/4 - cup Fisher nut topping or toasted pecans
10 -12 maraschino cherries or strawberries slices 

Line a 8 x 8 inch baking pan with 9 Twinkies. Line the pan with 5 Twinkies on one sade and the remaining 4 on the other (see photo below). 

In a large bowl, mix together one package of pudding with 1 1/2 cups cold milk until combined (I used a wire whisk). Fold in 1/2 cup whipped topping and blend. 

Spread the strawberry pudding mixture evenly over the Twinkies to cover. Add banana slices and spread crushed pineapple over bananas. 

Top with remaining whipped topping and spread evenly. Add maraschino cherries (drain on a paper towel to remove juices) and nuts for garnish. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Servings: 6 - 8
Inspired by: Paula's Twinkie Pie

Cooks Note: This recipe can easily be doubled to make a 9 x 13 inch pan.  




Walmart states that by late next week, stores will also have Hostess Mini Muffins and fried Fruit Pies. Coffee Cakes, Ho Hos, Orange CupCakes, Suzy Qs and Zingers will be available by August, and Sno-Balls will arrive in stores this fall. 

Did you know that there's a Twinkie cookbook? If you're looking for more recipes using Twinkies you can purchase it here.



This is a sponsored post. As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I have received a GC and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions stated above are 100% entirely my own.
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7 comments:

Cat Davis - Food Family Finds said... #

That's 100% awesome. I haven't been able to find my beloved Twinkies yet. Every time I look they're sold out.

Kim said... #

My husband tried to find them too, but he said when he went to the display, they were completely sold out. I'm definitely gonna try this out! I'm pregnant and have been suffering from hyperemesis and can't cook a thing. But baking, and creating stuff like this doesn't bother me in the slightest. Thanks for recipe!!

Tina Butler said... #

I had a hard time finding them myself at my local Walmart Supercenter, but found them at a near by Walmart Neighborhood Market. I also found them on a end cap display and not in the usual spot with all the snack cakes.

Marie Goodson said... #

I haven't seen the strawberry pudding mix in our stores here in Tehachapi,Ca. Can I use another flavor with the same results? Marie Goodson@micmac49@hughes.net

Tina Butler said... #

You could really use whatever flavor you like. Vanilla, banana or french vanilla would be very delicious.

Rochelle said... #

This looks wonderful!! I see you only used 9 Twinkies. Now what would you do with the 3 leftover Twinkies, excuse me a moment while I wash my sticky fingers. WELCOME BACK TWINKIES!!!!!! I too can't find strawberry pudding, but used strawberry jam in vanilla with a little lwss milk, worked out o.k.

Tina Butler said... #

Each box has 10 Twinkies so I only had one left over. It was the perfect amount, because I got to eat the last one :)