Edna's Ho Ho Cake Recipe
- 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
- Pinch salt
- 2 prepared 9-inch round chocolate cakes
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 to 4 tablespoons milk
- 1. 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.
- 2. Transfer to a large bowl; cool. Beat in the shortening, butter, vanilla, salt and remaining sugar until smooth. Spread between cake layers.
- 3. 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. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Reviews for Edna's Ho Ho Cake
"I read all the reviews...folks I used granulated sugar..as 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!!"
"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."
"what was the filling between layers?this recipe as printed omitted the hoho filling"
"what kind of shortening did everyone use?"
"Is there something missing in your recipe? Perhaps using prepared cake mix for the layers? Patricia J"
"We made this for my sons 2nd birthday party. It was fantastic! I received all sorts of great compliments."
"I 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. I would change my rating of this recipe to 5-stars if it would let me."
"In defense of Lenetoo, there is NO confectioner's sugar listed in the filling ingredients, sillygirl. It calls for 'sugar', which normally means granulated sugar in a recipe. Confectioner's sugar would make it thicker."
"Hi it's me again.. i doubled the recipe and made a huge cake...still a hit..everyone LOVED it."
"The reviewer LENETOO must have made this the wrong way or something because I made it (using my own choc. cake) and it kicked butt. Everyone LOVED it! You have to make sure you cool the filling before you add the confec. sugar that may be why it was too loose. Next time I will double the glaze too. Soooo good!!!!!"
"Delicious! My son's criticism was there wasn't enough of it! I doubled the filling as I cut the the cakes in half for four layers (looks more like a ho ho than a whoopie pie). Tip: Make the first step of the filling first and put in fridge to cool. Then make your cake and by the time the cake is baked and cooled. The filling will be cool enough to do the second step. Its worth the effort because it takes soooo good!"
"THIS IS BY FAR, THE WORST cake I HAVE EVER MADE...THE ONLY GOOD THING WAS THE PACKAGED cake...THE FILLING WAS TOO LOOSE AND HAD THE TASTE I WOULD LIKEN TO WALLPAPER PASTE, AND THE GLAZE HAS NO TASTE....I USED THE WHOOPIE FILLING RECIPE AND MY OWN GLAZE.... JUST TERRIBLE...I DONT KNOW IF THERE ARE INGREDIENTS MISSING OR DIRECTIONS WRONG, BUT I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS cake TO ANYONE..."
"Awesome cake, Ho Ho's for a crowd!Received rave reviews for the effort!"
"Makes a very big cake."
"This is a total family favorite!!! We love it!!! But my husband doubles the topping."