Tasty Tuesday: Ho Ho Cake

My mom used to make this cake for company often when I was growing up and I always loved it.  It’s a true dessert- rich and sweet, so a little goes a long way!  But the great thing is, it can be frozen.  So if you can’t eat it all when you originally make it, put it in the freezer and pull it out later for an easy dessert!

Ho Ho Cake
Your favorite chocolate cake (either boxed mix or from scratch + ingredients)

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare your chocolate cake.  (I used my favorite Devil’s Food cake recipe- I really need to post it on here.  It’s amazing!)  Grease a jelly roll pan. Pour batter in the pan and spread around until even. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes; baking time will vary depending on the cake you bake, but begin to check it after 15 minutes.

Remove cake and let cool for 30 minutes. While cake is cooling, mix middle layer.

For middle layer:
1 cup butter
½ cup milk
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt

Cream butter and slowly add milk and vanilla. Add powdered sugar and salt, beating until mixture is thick, combined and spreadable. (This takes a bit of beating, so keep at it!)  Spread in an even layer on chocolate cake. Set in the freezer for 15 minutes while you make the chocolate frosting.

For chocolate frosting:
½ cup butter
¾ cup cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
8-10 tablespoons of water, added one at a time

Cream butter and vanilla. Add cocoa powder and powdered sugar until combined. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture is smooth– you want the frosting to be spreadable, but not thin.

Remove cake from freezer and frost. Store in the fridge.

Linking up at Mostly Homemade Mom.

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