Peppermint Cheesecake Trifle

by aimee @ shugarysweets on October 31, 2012

I am not the best cook in the world. Dinner at our house is usually some sort of comfort food that I grew up making. Meat, potato, veggie, bread. Sometimes I get all creative and make something wonderful and new, but usually we have some classic standbys.

So when company comes over, I pull out those new and wonderful foods to try to impress. Usually though it’s my desserts that leave the lasting impression.

So imagine my dilemma when I spent an entire afternoon making a wonderful meal for family, only to realize I FORGOT TO PLAN DESSERT!

Enter: Tastykakes.

Have you tried these yet? I know, you think they are just kids lunch snacks. My friends, these are so much more. Adult friendly!

Tastykake has teamed up with Hershey’s chocolate to bring you the most moist snack cakes on the market (in my opinion). Not only do they have Hershey’s chocolate in them, but they have paired them with other candy bar flavors…Reese’s, York Peppermint, and S’mores.

When I realized I had not planned dessert, and I checked my pantry, I found a box of Peppermint Tastykakes. I chopped them up and made a creamy cheesecake filling. Once assembled, these were delicious and impressive individual trifles! And it only took me about 15 minutes! I stuck them in the fridge so they could chill while we ate dinner! I hope you enjoy them too!

Tastykake is also holding a fun sweepstakes over on their facebook page! Give them a like and tell them I sent you!

Peppermint Cheesecake Trifle


  • 1 box (8.5oz) Tastykake Peppermint Kandy Bar Kakes
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 oz cool whip (1/4 of an 8oz tub)
  • 1/8 tsp peppermint extract


  1. Chop each tastykake into 8 pieces. Using 8 individual sized bowls (about 4 oz sized), put a few pieces of cake in the bottom. Set aside.
  2. Beat cream cheese with milk for 5 minutes. Beat in extract. Fold in the cool whip. Divide evenly among bowls, spooning it on top of the chopped tastykakes. Top with remaining kakes. I sprinkled a little bit of grated chocolate on top for garnish, totally optional!

Disclosure: I was given Tastykake samples and compensated for this post. HOWEVER, all opinions are my own!

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HungryLittleGirl October 31, 2012 at 6:04 pm

This looks amazingly delicious!
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Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} October 31, 2012 at 9:06 pm

You had me at the word ‘trifle’! But then made my world a whole lot better with the cheesecake, peppermint and the candy bar kakes. If only we got those candy bar kakes here, I could join in on the fun because I could eat a whole lotta’ these! So easy too.
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Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl November 1, 2012 at 12:17 am

You had me at peppermint cheesecake! I’ve just started seeing Tastykakes pop up at my local stores and have been wanting to try them–now I know I have to!!
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Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel November 1, 2012 at 11:04 am

Oh mah gosh, these look fantastic Aimee! I need to get a box or seven of those TastyKakes.. they sound so good!
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 1, 2012 at 11:59 am

Thanks Hayley!!!


Jen @ Savory Simple November 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm

What a great way to jazz up a cake! Sounds lovely.
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust November 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm

This is genius Aimee. Love the tastycakes idea!!!!! How did you forget dessert???? ;)
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 2, 2012 at 6:44 am

I have no idea how I forgot dessert. So unlike me, right?


Jocelyn @BruCrew Life November 1, 2012 at 11:06 pm

You forget dessert? What strange alternate universe are we in? :-) What a fun way to eat a Tastykake too…love that trifle filling! Now I need to go shopping and find these new treats!!!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 2, 2012 at 6:42 am

I know, me forget dessert??? Crazy. I hope you find the Tastykakes!


Ala November 2, 2012 at 3:54 am

I’ve never tried (or even heard of) Tastykakes, but apparently they’re regional (read: not on my coast)–wagh! I had my hopes up with this delectable dessert, too. If you ship your leftovers over my way, maybe we’ll call it even ;)


sally @ sallys baking addiction November 5, 2012 at 6:47 am

i LOVE THOSE PEPPERMINT TASTYCAKES!!!!!! Sorry, I just got a tad excited here. I cannot believe you used them in this recipe – this SUPER easy recipe! I haven’t had one in ages. Aimee, this recipe makes my day. I must send it to my sister – we always fought over the last kandy bar cake :)
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Heather @French Press November 5, 2012 at 11:22 pm

I guess I’m hunting down tastycakes {never heard of them} but they sure look good!
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Nikki @ Chef in Training November 6, 2012 at 12:34 am

MMM! This looks so delicious and perfect for the holidays! Thanks for sharing!


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