Hello everyone, I’m filling in for Michelle while she snuggles on that baby! I’m Kim from Today’s Creative Blog and InspirationDIY.com where I share all things creative and inspiring. I love sharing practical ways to decorate your home, like my son’s teen bedroom or delicious Crockpot meals for my Slow Cooker Sunday’s.
Today I’m sharing a super easy NO Bake Chocolate Banana Twinkie Cake. “Easy” and “No Bake” are sometimes the best words you’ll ever read when searching for a dessert recipe.
I have a teen son who is always hungry. Always! It’s not uncommon to have 3 or 4 teen boys roaming around our home and it’s best if I keep them fed. I usually try to offer something with a little nutrition, but there are times, they just want good ole American junk food. This is when Twinkies come in.
Boys can put away a box of Twinkies in about 5 minutes, so I figured they would also enjoy this no bake cake. It is SO easy to put together, perfect if you’re in a pinch for dessert and it’s pretty tasty.
All you need is a small box of chocolate pudding (I used cook and serve, but instant would work too), a box of Twinkies, banana’s and whipped cream.
Using a 9 x 13 in baking dish, I started by unwrapping about 9 or 10 Twinkies, then cutting them in half.
Lay them in your pan, creamy side up.
Add Banana’s – I slices up 3 large banana’s and placed them on top of the Twinkies. This is where I couldn’t decide if I wanted to put the pudding first, then the banana’s…..either way would work and since my pudding was still cooling, I went ahead and assembled my banana’s.
Add Pudding – Once my pudding was finished, I poured it over the banana’s and Twinkies. Then place in your fridge to cool. I didn’t let it cool because I had teen boys ready to eat.
When you don’t let it cool, the whipped cream kinda melts……..but guess what? Teen boys could care less.
I thought about making real whipped cream, but again……the spray whip was so much faster and I knew they wouldn’t appreciate the difference. I sprayed the entire can over the pudding and should have placed it back in the fridge, but my son had a spatula out and ready. So I handed it over, but did beg for a quick photo.
It’s not pretty, but it was pretty good. You can see that the whipped topping was starting to melt.
Had I been making it for any other occasion, I would have been more patient to let the pudding cool. Using instant would have been a good choice.
Cut Twinkies in half and assemble in a 9 x 13 baking dish with the creamy side up. Layer banana’s over the Twinkies. Spread pudding over the banana’s and Twinkies. Let it cool if you’re using the cook and serve type. Once it’s cool, add whipped cream to the top.
Cut and enjoy!
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Hello, friends! I’m Kierste, from Simply Kierste, and I’m delighted to be here with you today! Fall is my ABSOLUTE favorite season, and after recently moving to upstate New York, I’m even more excited. I love the crisp mornings, cozy sweaters, vibrant leaf colors, pumpkin patches, cider mills, and of course, the yummy food. Today I’m sharing one of our family’s all-time favorite fall recipes, Cinnamon Swirl Cake. You are going to love me (or hate me, because you’re going to want to eat it all!) for this!
Seriously, it is SO good. Bits of cinnamon & sugar are swirled around inside the moist, buttery cake, and it’s topped with a creamy cinnamon buttercream frosting that I could eat with a spoon. (And I may or may not have done that before…)
This cake is very similar to a coffee cake, and could be served at brunch, or for dessert. It’s always a hit wherever I take it, and recipe It’s also a recipe that works well with gluten-free flour. I’ve served it numerous times that way, and no one was the wiser!
This really is the perfect cake for fall, and the entire holiday season. I love to serve it on the weekends for breakfast, and it’s also a yummy breakfast on Christmas morning. You really can’t go wrong serving this cake…anytime!
Hello Little Tipsy fans! I’m Kara from Creations by Kara, and I’m thrilled to be filling in for Michelle while she spends time with her newest little bundle of joy!
When fall rolls around, one of my favorite things to do is start baking! We have an apple tree, so I am always looking for new ways to use up apples. In one of my recipe books, I found a recipe for apple pizza, but it called for cream cheese. I didn’t have any, so I came up with my own version. And trust me, this Apple Pie Pizza is amazing!
This stuff smells so amazing while it is baking! The apple filling is so yummy I had to stop myself from eating it by the spoonful. The crust is nice and chewy, and the crumb topping is buttery and delicious. It’s similar to apple pie, but much easier to make and serve. It is truly a perfect fall treat!
1 tsp instant yeast
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp hot water
1/3 cup milk, warmed
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp oil
1 1/4– 1 1/2 cups flour
1 Tbsp butter
2 large granny smith apples, thinly sliced
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
1/3 cup flour
3 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp butter, softened
For dough: Combine yeast, sugar, hot water, and warm milk in a mixing bowl. Stir till yeast dissolves. Add salt and oil. Stir in one cup of the flour and mix well. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead a few times on a floured counter. Return to the bowl, cover, and let rest 15 minutes.
For filling: Melt butter in a skillet. Add remaining ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes. Turn heat to low; cook and stir for 3-4 more minutes, or till apples are crisp tender. For topping: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix with a fork till crumbly.
To make pizza: Pat dough onto an 8-9″ circle on a lightly greased cookie sheet, making a rim around the edges. Arrange the apples evenly over the crust. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the apples. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or till crust is golden brown.
Fall is one of my favorite times of year! I hope you’ll stop by to see more of my yummy fall recipes.
If cooking isn’t your thing, I also have lots of fun fall decorating ideas!
Thanks for having me stop by for a visit Michelle!