Tuesday, July 6, 2010

No Bake Trash Cake

I hope everyone had a great holiday! We kept very busy, visiting the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and having a picnic at home. We also met my sister and her husband for fireworks, in our usual spot in a local church parking lot.

While planning the meal for our picnic, my husband said he wanted to make the dessert. Huh? My husband make a dessert? I thought he was joking! He's cooked before but he's never been interested in making desserts. He said he is quite happy letting me do that duty (like it's a duty- Ha!). But this time, he said leave it all to him. Now, you can imagine that my curiosity was super high about what he was going to make, especially when he came back from the store with pineapple and Twinkies. He said he overheard some of his co-workers talking about this "Trash Cake" they made and he heard the ingredients and wanted to try it. So I stayed out of the way. The results were a cool, refreshing and very good dessert that I have to say was a great first effort we all enjoyed :)

No Bake Trash Cake

1 large box of Twinkies
1 15 oz can of crushed pineapple
1 half gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
1 large tub Cool whip, softened
maraschino cherries

In a 9 x 11 glass pan, line the Twinkies next to one another in rows, placing them as close as you can to completely fill the bottom. Spread the vanilla ice cream over the Twinkies out to the edges of the pan. Drain most of the juice from the pineapple then spread over the ice cream. Top with the Cool whip and cherries. Freeze until served.

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Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

That's a simple to make and delicious sounding dessert. Your husband gets 5 stars.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

I'll let him know...he'll be thrilled!

Beth said...

Mmmm...that looks really good. Definitely my kind of trash. :-)

By the way, I'd never heard of Greens 'n Beans either. But I have eaten pintos and collards at the same time.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Yum, pintos and collards together sounds good too! I'll have to see if there is a recipe for that on the internet :)

Anonymous said...

Twinkies and ice cream are two of my favorite things. I think my whole family would love this and it is so simple to make. That picture made me hungry just looking at it.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

It is so easy. I think it took my husband 10 minutes to throw together and it stays so well in the freezer.

CountryDew said...

Sounds easy! Good for the hubby!