Sunday, June 23, 2013

HoHo Cake.....not as in in HoHo's!

I have been making this cake for years and years and years and still when I ask my husband what he wants for his birthday cake or Father's Day, it is always this cake. It really does taste like Hostess HoHo's.

I decided to change it up a bit because it makes such a huge cake and there is usually only 3 of the most 6. Even at the smaller size it serves at least 8 people. It is quite rich and filling!

The recipe calls for making it in a sheet or jelly roll pan which can serve 20+ people. I decided to try and make it into a regular layer cake, which is more our size. I am still working on perfecting the perfect placement of the cream inside so it is more pleasing to the eye. You won't care how pleasing to the eye it is though once you taste it!

Here is the recipe and then below it I will explain how to make it my NEW way.

HoHo Cake

Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Cake Mix

White Icing:
5 tblsp. Flour
1 ¼ cup milk
1 cup sugar
½ cup Crisco
½ cup margarine
1 tsp. vanilla

Chocolate Icing:
3 squares Unsweetened choc – melted
1 egg
1 stick of margarine/butter (1/2 cup) – melted
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups (1 lb.) powdered sugar
2 ½ tblsp. Hot water

Mix the cake according to box directions and bake in a large cookie sheet for 20 minutes. Cool completely before icing.

White Icing:
Cook 5 tblsp. flour over med-high with 1 ¼ cup milk until thick. Let cool. Mix into that,  1 cup of sugar, ½ cup Crisco, ½ cup margarine, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Beat till smooth.  Frost cake with icing and refrigerate till firm – very important.

Chocolate icing:
Mix all ingredients till creamy. Spread over top of white icing. If white icing is not firm enough, it will be very hard to spread the chocolate!

Refrigerate cake when done. It is best eaten cold.
I baked the cake mix in two 8" baking pans according to directions.
After they were cooled, with a spoon I hollowed out each layer. Save the cake!
I filled the hollowed out layers with the cream and put the two layers together. There will be extra cream it!
The frosting goes on smooth enough to frost the whole cake....there will be it!
Put in fridge and serve cold.
With the extra cake, cream and frosting I just layered it all in a trifle bowl and yum! Two desserts from one!


  1. Oh my gosh! My husband will now be in love with you! That cake looks FABULOUS. Can't wait to copy the recipe and try it.

    Thank you :)

    Peace in Christ,

  2. Hoping over from Marvelous Mondays link party! This cake looks great!

  3. This is looking so rich and delicious. I am a bit jealous of your baking skills. I would not mind having a piece of this!

  4. Oh my, I think I might be drooling! This looks incredible :) Definitely going to have to try. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Oooh this looks so good! Pinning! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    ~Abby =)

  6. Wow, that's a fancy cake! Visiting from Anyonita's linky.
    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

  7. Love your cake especially if it tastes like Ho Ho's! Thanks for joining us at the Let's Get Social Sunday! Diane @MamaLDiane

  8. This sounds amazing! Looks amazing too! We all love chocolate in my house so I know we would like it. I might request this for my birthday this year. Thanks - Dawn

  9. This looks so good (and I'm not even a dessert person)!! Found you at Anyonita Nibbles.
    Thanks for the tasty treat!


  10. I don't think that's on my diet............

  11. I have never had a HOHO but that cake looks pretty delicious.

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    Thanks for linking up today!

  13. You may make a baker of me yet - we'll need to add more activity in our day after a dessert like this! It looks really good.

  14. Oh my word! That looks so yummy, thanks for sharing

  15. Ooooooh wow. Looks and Sounds yum -mee. And so PINTERESTY! ;)

  16. You've just made my husband's day! I'll be making this cake tomorrow. I found you through the Meet and Greet Hop. Come visit me at Blue Plate Sundays. I'll be back.

  17. Mmmm looks delicious. Just curious though why there would be flour in the frosting?

  18. Annemarie that cake looks so yummy!!!

  19. It does look an awful lot like a giant hoho! <3 from a fellow CAST member

  20. Wow, this looks so yummy! I would need the smaller version as well. Have to try this.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  21. This looks amazing! It reminds me more of a large Ding Dong than a HoHo. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Fluster Buster's Creative Muster Party! Looking forward to seeing what you're going to link up next week.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  22. AnnMarie,
    I pinned this recipe for later. I saw your post on Sweet and Savory Sunday.

  23. Totally drool-worthy!!! Found on Sweet & Savoury Sundays :)

    Stop over & link this up at our SUPER SUNDAY Link Party!!!

    Not Your Average Super Moms!

  24. So glad you made it over to Super Sunday! Thanks for linking up and hope we see you next week!

  25. Oh, I could so go for a slice of this cake! A bigggg slice! :) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

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  26. Now why did you go and post this girl?! Don't you know I'm trying to lose 20lbs?!

    This looks soooooo good. I don't know whether to thank you or smack you!

    In any case...thank you for joining our bloglovin blog hop! We are so happy to have you!


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