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Edna's Ho Ho Cake

 Edna's Ho Ho Cake
—Edna Miller, Mount Hope, Ohio
12-16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch 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

Directions

  • 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

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Edna's Ho Ho Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • consistency. Drizzle over top of cake, allowing some to drape down
  • the sides.
  • Yield: 12-16 servings.