Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ho Ho (ho?)

Nope, it isn't Christmas. I made a Ho Ho cake! I had it at work a while back and got the recipe from the teacher who made it (I can never get a different job, I work with too many great cooks and bakers. I would miss the good food and potlucks!). It's a fairly simple cake to make and makes a lot (which is nice when you eat 2 pieces for dessert).

 1. Mix a chocolate cake mix as directed on the box. Bake at 325F in a greased jelly roll pan (11x15) for 20 minutes. Cool. 

Woo hoo! It's done! 

 2. Mix 10oz. of evaporated milk, 2 1/4c. room temperature butter, 1 1/2c. sugar, and 4t. vanilla. Caution: evaporated milk comes in 12oz cans so don't just pour the can in! That would would be a rookie mistake (that almost happened to me). Mix for 15 minutes on high speed. Mix slowly at first, otherwise you will get a face full of evaporated milk (that actually did happen to me).

What it looks like after 15 minutes. Nice and fluffy! 
3.  Spread cream over cooled cake. Refrigerate or freeze until cream layer has hardened slightly. It makes spreading the frosting much easier.

 3. Microwave a can of fudge frosting for 15-20 seconds. Spread on top of cake. 

Enjoy it any time of year!

Ho Ho Cake
1 box of chocolate cake mix
10oz. evaporated milk
2 1/4c. butter
1 1/2c. sugar
4t. vanilla
1 can chocolate fudge frosting
1. Mix cake according to package directions. Bake in a greased jelly roll pan (11x15) at 325F for 20 minutes. Cool.
2. Mix milk, butter, sugar, and vanilla. Beat for 15 minutes on high speed until fluffy and smooth. Spread over top of cooled cake. Refrigerate for 1 hour (or place in freezer for 15 minutes) or until filling has hardened.
3. Microwave fudge frosting 15-20 seconds. Spread on top of cake. 


  1. I wish I had a piece of that in front of me right now!

  2. Yum. Seriously need to make this!

    1. And the best part is, it is really easy! Hope you enjoy it!

  3. Yum! This sounds amazing!

    1. It was pretty good! I love that there is a lot more cream filling than in a ho ho.

    2. That's the best part of a Ho Ho, so that's perfect!