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Edna’s Ho Ho Cake

This treat serves up appealing flavor in big fluffy wedges of chocolate and cream. It's like a giant Ho Ho snack cake. —Edna Miller, Mount Hope, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • 2 prepared 9-inch round chocolate cakes
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons milk


  • For filling, in a small saucepan, combine flour and milk until smooth; stir in 1/3 cup sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Transfer to a large bowl; cool. Beat in the shortening, butter, vanilla, salt and remaining sugar until smooth. Spread between cake layers.
  • For glaze, melt butter and cocoa in a small saucepan. Whisk in confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over top of cake, allowing some to drape down the sides.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 734 calories, 37g fat (14g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 519mg sodium, 92g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • ddawn233
    Jun 23, 2015

    AWESOME !!!!

  • nightskystar
    Apr 5, 2014

    I read all the reviews...folks I used granulated written. the trick is to beat it a LONG time, as I do ANY buttercream or filling recipe. That makes it light and fluffy. Patience is the key you need to let the sugar dissolve. I am lucky enough to have a stand mixer..i turn it on and walk away and do something else for 5 minutes. If i didnt have a stand mixer I would just take the time to use a hand mixer the same way. Directions are clear to use 2 9" PREPARED chocolate layers. This is a great recipe...everyone loves it!!

  • JulieD27
    Jan 29, 2013

    Really good. I've made it twice. The recipe definately means confectioners sugar. When making the filling just keep beating it until it thickens. It takes awhile.

  • suebrookssweettreats
    Jan 16, 2013

    what was the filling between layers?this recipe as printed omitted the hoho filling

  • sstetzel
    Aug 22, 2012

    Patricia it calls for 2 prepared cake layers, you can use a mix or your favorite cake recipe. ?The choice is yours.

  • sxmsady
    Aug 22, 2012

    what kind of shortening did everyone use?

  • blueridge435
    Aug 22, 2012

    Is there something missing in your recipe? Perhaps using prepared cake mix for the layers? Patricia J

  • C-0
    Jun 4, 2012

    It's a quick and very easy cake!

  • nickheather
    Jan 5, 2012

    We made this for my sons 2nd birthday party. It was fantastic! I received all sorts of great compliments.

  • ladams1221
    Aug 30, 2011

    am not saying to change the granulated sugar called for in the filling to confectioner's sugar. Take Try2cook4fun's advice and chill the filling while baking your cake. Then, after adding the remaining ingredients, beat for a good 5 minutes to make a light, fluffy filling in which the sugar is completely dissolved.