TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings

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

  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.
Originally published as Edna's Ho Ho Cake in Country June/July 1990, p53

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Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

"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!!"

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Reviewed 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."

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

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

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Reviewed Aug. 22, 2012

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blueridge435
Is there something missing in your recipe? Perhaps using prepared cake mix for the layers? Patricia J
Patricia it calls for 2 prepared cake layers, you can use a mix or your favorite cake recipe.  The choice is yours. Smile
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Reviewed Aug. 22, 2012

"what kind of shortening did everyone use?"

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