Edna’s Ho Ho Cake

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


16 servings

Updated: Oct. 01, 2022
This treat serves up appealing flavor in big fluffy wedges of chocolate and cream. It's like a giant Ho Ho snack cake. —Edna Miller, Mount Hope, Ohio
Edna's Ho Ho Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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
  • Dash 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 734 calories, 37g fat (14g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 519mg sodium, 92g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.