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No-Bake Twinkie Cheesecake

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Twinkies are a soft, spongey, and delicious treat that you can enjoy. This Twinkie Cheesecake combines the soft and tasty Twinkie with a sweet and creamy no bake cheesecake.

A slice of the cheesecake on a serving plate.

Twinkie Cheesecake

This Twinkie Cheesecake is the best of both worlds! A combination of cheesecake and twinkies for a lovely blend of texture and flavor. This recipe is super easy to make and will definitely become your favorite dessert. If Twinkies are a common treat in your diet, then you will want to make this Twinkie Cake Recipe and/or this Easy Twinkie Cupcakes.

Ingredients

  • Twinkies– Use these to create a wall of Twinkies on the side of the cheesecake.
  • Vanilla Wafers– Use these to create a crumbly crust.
  • Butter– Use unsalted butter to control the amount of salt in the recipe.
  • Sugar– This is used in the best dessert recipes.
  • Cream Cheese– Use this softened or at room temperature.
  • Heavy Cream– Use this to help with the consistency of the filling.
  • Vanilla– Use pure extract for the best flavoring.
  • Powdered Sugar– Use this to make the best homemade frosting.
  • Marshmallow Cream– Use this on the top and middle of the cheesecake.

How to Make Twinkie Cheesecake

To start, in a food processor, add the vanilla wafers in and pulse until you have crumbs. (you will need about 3/4 or more of a wafer box to make 2 cups)

Pulsing the vanilla cookies in the food processor.

First, add in the sugar and pulse again.

Secondly, melt the butter in a heat-safe bowl in the microwave and add it into the crumb mixture to coat.

Thirdly, use parchment paper to line a spring-form pan and add the crust mixture on top.

Adding the crust into the bottom of the pan.

Next, use your hands or a spoon to press the crust into the pan to form a crust.

Afterward, take out and unwrap 5 Twinkies and slice them in half.

In addition, place the Twinkies against the side of the spring-form pan to make a wall. (If you don’t have enough, just cut more in half if needed)

Ligning the twinkies against the side of the pan.

Furthermore, put the pan into the freezer to chill while you prepare the filling.

The No Bake Cheesecake:

To begin, add 4 packages of cream cheese into the bowl of a standing mixer and beat until smooth and creamy with 1 cup of heavy cream.

Secondly, pour in the sugar and vanilla and combine on low.

Thirdly, use a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl and combine at medium-high/high speed.

Combining the filling ingredients.

Next, take the pan out of the freezer and add the prepared filling into the middle of the pan. (allow the filling to spill over between the twinkies)

Adding the filling into the middle of the Twinkies.

Afterward, place the pan back into the freezer to chill while you prepare your buttercream frosting.

Buttercream Frosting:

First, add the butter and cream cheese into a bowl of a standing mixer and combine until smooth and creamy using a whisk attachment.

Secondly, turn the mixer off and use a spatula to scrape the sides.

Thirdly, a little at a time, add in the powdered sugar and combine after each addition until thick and creamy.

Decorate:

(Decorate the cheesecake just before serving or ahead of time)

To start, put the cheesecake on a flat surface and take off the springform of the pan.

Secondly, place a big dollop of the marshmallow cream into the middle of the cheesecake and spread it evenly.

Thirdly, put the prepared frosting into a party bag with a large star tip.

Next, add dollops of the frosting on the edge of the cheesecake.

In addition, top the marshmallow creme with Twinkie crumbs as well as in the middle of the cheesecake.

Lastly, cut the twinkies into bite-size pieces and top on each dollop of the frosting.

Serve and Enjoy!

A slice of cake topped with a Twinkie.

How to cut cheesecake?

The best way to cut into a cheesecake is using a wet knife. Fill up a large cup of warm water and dip a sharp kitchen knife into the water. Cut the cheesecake in as many slices as you want and you will have a clean cut every time.

What are Twinkies made out of?

Twinkies are a spongey cake filled with a creamy filling. Every twinkie is made with cornstarch, glucose, fructose, and high fructose corn syrup. Each of these key ingredients helps with the texture, consistency, and flavor of the twinkie.

Pieces of the cake taken out.

More Twinkie Recipes:

The entire cake on a table.

Twinkie Cheesecake

No-Bake Twinkie Cheesecake

Published By Jill
Twinkies are a soft, spongey, and delicious treat that you can enjoy. This Twinkie Cheesecake combines the soft and tasty Twinkie with a sweet and creamy cheesecake.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 slices

Equipment

  • 7 inch spring-form pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Stand Mixer
  • Spatula's
  • Pastry bag
  • Frosting Tip

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box of Twinkies - 10 count box
  • 2 cups of Vanilla Wafer crumbs
  • 6 Tablespoons of butter - melted
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon of Sugar

FOR THE CHEESECAKE:

  • 4 - 8 ounce packages of Cream Cheese - softened
  • 1 cup of Heavy Cream
  • 1 1/ 2 Cups of Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla

BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:

  • 4 Tablespoons of butter - softened
  • 4 ounces of Cream Cheese - softened
  • 4 cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 small jar of Marshmallow Creme - to top - in center
  • Crumbled and sliced Twinkies - to decorate the top

Instructions
 

  • Place the Vanilla Wafers in the Food Processor or Blender, and pulse until you have crumbs.
  • You'll need about 3/4 (or possibly more) of a box of Vanilla wafer to equal 2 cups.
  • Add the sugar, and stir well.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave, and add to the crumbs/sugar, and stir well to mix, and coat crumbs.
  • Line the bottom of a Spring-form pan with Parchment paper, and pour the crumbs into the pan
  • Press the crumbs evenly in the pan.
  • Unwrap 5 of the Twinkies, and cut them in half.
  • Stand the Twinkies around the edge of the Spring-form pan with the rounded side facing the outside of the pan.
  • Place the pan in the freezer.  (If you don't have enough Twinkie halves to go around the edge of the pan, cut another one or two Twinkies in half until the edge of the pan has been filled).

THE CHEESECAKE:

  • In the mixing bowl of the stand mixer, place the 4 packages of softened cream cheese, and the cup of heavy cream, and mix until well blended, smooth and creamy.
  • Add the Sugar and Vanilla, and mix on low until well blended.
  • Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl, and turn the mixer to medium-high/high and blend until smooth and thick.
  • Remove the pan from the freezer, and pour the cheesecake into the pan, allowing the cheesecake to spill over between the Twinkies.
  • Place the pan back in the freezer, overnight for best results.

BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:

  • In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, place the softened Butter, and Cream Cheese, and mix with the whisk attachment until smooth and creamy.
  • Stop the mixer, and scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl, and add the Powdered Sugar a little at a time, blending between additions, until the Frosting is thick and creamy.

DECORATE:

  • When you're ready to serve the cheesecake, you can decorate it just before serving, or ahead of time.
  • Place the cheesecake on the counter, and remove the Spring-form from the pan.
  • Open the Marshmallow Creme, and dollop in the center of the Cheesecake.
  • Place the Butter Cream Frosting in a pastry bag, with the large star tip, and pipe in dollops all around the edge of the Cheesecake. Sprinkle Twinkie crumbs on top of the Marshmallow Creme, in the center of the Cheesecake.
  • Slice Twinkie's in small bite-size pieces, and place the slices on the Frosting. (See photo)
  • Serve, and Enjoy!
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Twinkies cheesecake image.

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