Kitchen Adventure: Twinkie Strawberry Shortcake

It's strawberry season! And that means it's time for an American classic, strawberry shortcake! Of course I love traditional strawberry shortcake - sponge cake, strawberries, and whipped cream. But, I thought it would be fun to try a slight twist on it. Instead of sponge cake I used Twinkies (yes, they still exist!) and also created my own little strawberry cream sauce of sorts to add a little extra something to it. Twinkie Strawberry Shortcake-21

Here's what you need!

For the Strawberry Cream Sauce

  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1/2 Cup of Cool whip
  • Strawberries (at least 4-6 but you can add as many as you want!)
  • Food Chopper (for blending ingredients)

For the Shortcake

  • Twinkies (depending on how big or small you want to make this. I used two to make a decent sized one!)
  • Strawberries
  • Cool Whip

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Step 1: Combine all ingredients for the strawberry cream sauce in food chopper - Cool Whip, milk, vanilla extract, and strawberries. Blend until smooth. The consistency should be somewhere between watery and thick. Set this aside for now. PS: If you want to make this extra sweet, try adding a little bit of powdered sugar!

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Step 2: Cut Twinkies width wise so you have what looks like a Twinkie sushi roll! Layer these on the bottom of your bowl.

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Step 3: Drizzle strawberry cream sauce over Twinkie base. Then it's time to add your strawberry layer.

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Step 4: Add desired amount of Cool Whip over your strawberries. I personally like A LOT, but feel free to do as much or as little as you want.

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And that's it! SO easy and so yummy. Enjoy this fun season as the weather starts to heat up for summer!

xo, Nicole