No Bake Twinkie Cake
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5 from 10 votes


Twinkie Cake is a no-bake dessert that is a cross between a banana split and a shortcake. Layers of Twinkies, bananas, pudding and Cool Whip!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Twinkie Cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


  • 1 box Twinkies
  • 4 bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained well
  • 1 (3 oz) box INSTANT vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 (8 oz) tub whipped topping (COOL WHIP), thawed
  • maraschino cherries and chopped nuts, for topping


  • Remove Twinkies from the wrappers. You'll use about 7 Twinkies.
  • Place sliced Twinkies in a 9 x 13 pan, cream side up.
  • Next, layer sliced bananas on top of Twinkies.
  • Spread the crushed pineapples on top of the bananas.
  • In a separate bowl, combine instant pudding mix with 2 cups of cold milk.
  • Whisk it together until combined and allow it to thicken slightly. It should take 3-5 minutes. It should be thickened but pourable. 
  • Pour pudding over crushed pineapple. Spread out until evenly coated.
  • Next, spread the whipped topping over the pudding layer.
  • Drain a few maraschino cherries on a paper towel.
  • Sprinkle chopped nuts on top of cake.
  • Then, place a few cherries on top.
  • Cover and store cake in the fridge. Let it set for about an hour before serving.



Instead of Twinkies, you can always use sliced pound cake or sponge cake for the bottom layer.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 0.9mg