Ho Ho Cake

This Sunday I planned to make bread pudding to take to my grandparent’s house but a last minute browse of Pinterest convinced me to make a dessert called Ho Ho Cake. I looked it up and saw several recipes for it but decided to stick with the recipe from one of my favorite blogs The Brown Eyed Baker.   It uses a cake mix so was a quick dessert and my goodness was it yummy.  So yummy in fact Dean couldn’t wait for me to finish it before he snuck some tastes.

Ho Ho Cake thief

 

My husband who never eats any dessert has devoured it in 2 days and just yesterday I caught Dean in the fridge eating it out of the pan.  So as you can see this is a seriously amazing dessert.

Fridge Thief

I think it really does taste just like a Ho Ho cake except it is much cheaper than buying a box of Hos Hos lol.

Ho Ho Cake

I love to decorate cupcakes, make time intensive cakes and spend hours piping cookies (well maybe I don’t love that one lol) but most of the time I prefer a really tasty easy homey dessert, especially one as simple as this.  Lots of taste, little effort here and people love it.

I used a chocolate fudge cake mix and threw it in my baking dish, started on the filling, made the frosting and waited for everything to cool.

Then I assembled it all, popped it in the fridge for a bit and then dessert was ready!

I hope you give this one a try I promise you your family will go nuts for it and again it is really minimal effort to produce such an awesome cake.

 

Ho Ho Cake (Brown Eyed Baker)

Ingredients

For the Cake:

1 box (18.25-ounces) chocolate fudge cake mix

For the Filling:

1¼ cups whole milk

5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup granulated sugar

½ cup salted butter

½ cup vegetable shortening

For the Icing:

3 cups powdered sugar

½ cup salted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature

3 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled slightly

2 tablespoons whole milk

2 tablespoons hot water

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Make the Cake: Mix together the cake mix as directed on package and bake in a 9×13 baking dish. Cool to room temperature.

2. Make the Filling: Meanwhile, combine the milk and flour in a small saucepan and cook over low heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens to the consistency of pudding, about 5 to 8 minutes. Set aside and cool to room temperature.

3. Cream together the sugar, butter and shortening on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the cooled flour/milk mixture and beat on high for 7 minutes. Spread on the cooled cake and refrigerate until set.

4. Make the Icing: In a large bowl, mix together all of the icing ingredients on medium-high speed until creamy and smooth. Spread over the filling on the cake refrigerate for a bit and then serve cold or room temperature.  Enjoy!

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I have 6 Lovely Comments, I would love to have yours... on Ho Ho Cake

  1. avatar
    Karly says:
    January 17, 2013

    That looks SO good and your little one is so cute! I love that he snuck in the fridge to eat some!

    Thanks for linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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      Life With The Crust Cut Off says:
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks!!!! I love love love your blog so I was super excited to link up! :)

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    Deborah says:
    January 19, 2013

    Yeah – I think I’d be sneaking tastes of this from the fridge, too!! I’d love to have you come and link up at Taste and Tell Thursdays!

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      Life With The Crust Cut Off says:
      January 19, 2013

      Thanks!! I will be there! :)

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    Dawn Rizek says:
    January 23, 2013

    I love Ho Ho cake. I have never made it, but really want to…NOW! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    • avatar
      Life With The Crust Cut Off says:
      January 23, 2013

      It is soooo simple to make you can make it NOW lol. Let me know if you try it and if you love it like we did! :)

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