Gotta love this beautiful homemade ho ho cake recipe from scratch.
For those of you in a hurry, you may use your favorite chocolate cake mix and prepare according to package directions. I use my homemade cake recipe which is much better; recipe below.
1 pkg Chocolate Cake Mix (or use homemade recipe below)
5 TBS flour
1-1/4 cup milk
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup homemade unsalted butter
1 cup Crisco shortening
1 TBS pure vanilla extract
1-1/2 tsp hot water
three (1oz) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1-3/4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
Make devil's food cake according to package directions and bake in three 9" cake pans that have been greased and floured. Cool completely.
Combine flour and milk in saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, until thick. Set aside and cool completely. In a mixing bowl, add the white sugar, butter, and shortening; beating for 10-12 minutes until it is light and fluffy. Add cooled milk mixture, and mix well. Spread filling between layers and chill the cake for at least 2 hours.
In a bowl, beat egg. Add vanilla, melted chocolate, hot water, powdered sugar, and beat until fluffy. Frost cake and refrigerate.
Use this homemade recipe for the Ho Ho cake instead of a mix.
HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE CAKE
3 cups brown sugar, packed
1 cup homemade unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 eggs at room temperature
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2-2/3 cup flour
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1 TBS baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup homemade sour cream
1/2 cup heavy cream
1-1/3 cups boiling water
PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees. Grease three 9" pie pans and flour; tapping to remove excess. Place parchment paper or a silicone mat in the bottom of each cake pan.
In a mixing bowl, cream brown sugar and butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat on high speed until light and fluffy. Blend in vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add alternately with sour cream to creamed mixture.
Mix on low just until combined. Stir in water until blended. Pour
into the prepared cake pans and bake for 35 minutes. Cool in pans 10
minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.