Leave it to star female race-car drivers to come up with desserts that are not only fast, but incredibly tempting. Using the most iconic ingredients-Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Hostess Cup Cakes-IRL’s Danica Patrick, NASCAR’s Leilani Mnter and the National Hot Rod Association’s Melanie Troxel easily made the cut for the Hostess Race Divas team.
Danica Patrick’s Speedway Shortcake Twinkie-Style
10 Hostess Twinkies
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
8 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 to 6 cups thinly sliced fresh strawberries
Slice Twinkies in half horizontally and place, cut-side up, in a decorative or glass 9 x 13-inch dish. Twinkies will cover the entire bottom surface of the pan.
Beat cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until well blended. Fold in whipped topping and vanilla.
Spread half of the cream cheese mixture over Twinkies; top with half of the sliced strawberries. Repeat layers. Refrigerate several hours.
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