Friday, April 25, 2008

Ho Ho Cake

This cake is like a giant Ho Ho or Ding Dong! I made it for a school luncheon today and am hoping it's a big hit- I'll let you know!

Edited to add: This was a HUGE hit! It was so good that in fact, a teacher actually licked the plate clean! Now that is the sign of a good cake! :)

1 box chocolate fudge cake mix
1 can dark chocolate or fudge chocolate icing
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup shortening (do NOT substitute butter)
1 t vanilla
1/3 cup milk
1/4 t salt
1 t water
1 cup powdered sugar

Prepare cake as directed on package for two round pans. When cool, "slice" through cakes to make 4 "thin" cakes. (I use a large serrated knife for this and it works perfectly!) Beat sugar, shortening, vanilla, milk, salt and water for 7 minutes. (It's a long time so go and do something else while it's mixing) Add powdered sugar and beat for 5 minutes longer. Lay one layer of cake on cake plate. Spread cream filling on top only, be sure not to go all the way to the edge. Lay another layer of cake on top. Repeat process until you have all four layers on. Microwave icing for about 30 seconds or until it is pourable. Pour slowly over the cake until completely covered.