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Recipe: Patriotic Twinkie Cake or Red, White, and Blue Trifle

I guess there’s nothing more patriotic concerning food than Twinkies or perhaps Wonder Bread.

Wonder Bread has its own cookbook so it just seems like the American way for Twinkies to have their own cookbook.

And since it’s approaching July 4th, one of most popular red, white, and blue celebrations — I’ve been to share the Patriotic Twinkie Cake recipe. This recipe serves 16 so invite a crowd and celebrate.

2 (5.1-ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix

6 cups milk

1 (12-ounce) container frozen nondairy whipped topping, thawed

In a bowl, combine the blueberry Jell-O and 1 ½ cups of the boiling water and stir until dissolved. Add the blueberries and stir until blended and slightly thickened. Allow to cool completely.

In another bowl, combine the strawberry Jell-O and remaining 1 ½ cups boiling water and stir until dissolved. Add the strawberries and stir until blended and slightly thickened. Allow to cool completely.

Place half of the Twinkie pieces in a 6-quart glass bowl or trifle dish. In a separate bowl, combine the pudding mix and milk and stir according to the package instructions. Spoon half of the pudding over the Twinkies.

Spoon the blueberry mixture over the pudding spreading evenly. Top with the remaining Twinkie pieces. Spoon the remaining pudding over the Twinkies, spreading evenly. Spoon the strawberry mixture over the pudding, spreading evenly.

Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight, until completely chilled and set. Top with the whipped topping just before serving.

  1. You forgotttt somethinggggg….where’s the entire list of ingredients???? You mention jello, strawberries, twinkies, etc…. with no amounts, size of pieces, nothing.

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