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HoHo Cake

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An easy 3-step chocolate cake that tastes just like the classic HoHo!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE FIRST LAYER:
  • 1 whole Boxed Chocolate Cake Mix, 18 Ounce Box (or Your Favorite Chocolate Cake Mix From Scratch)
  • Additional Required Ingredients Specified In Cake Mix Package (typically Water, Eggs And Oil)
  • _____
  • FOR THE MIDDLE LAYER:
  • 1 cup Butter, Softened
  • ½ cups Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • _____
  • FOR THE CHOCOLATE TOPPING:
  • ½ cups Butter, Softened
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ cups Cocoa
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 8 Tablespoons Water, Adding One At A Time

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350F.

Prepare your favorite chocolate cake (I used a Devil’s Food boxed mix – combine the box mix with the additional required ingredients specified in the package). Grease and flour a jelly roll pan. Pour batter in the pan and spread around until it’s even. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes; this will depend 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.

Middle Layer:
Cream butter and slowly add milk and vanilla. Add powdered sugar and salt, beating until mixture is thick, combined and spreadable. Spread in an even layer on the cooled chocolate cake. Set in the freezer for 15 minutes while you make the chocolate frosting.

Chocolate Frosting:
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.

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heatherpkunas on 12.27.2010

Very yummy. We made it for Christmas and used it for a birthday cake for Jesus. Thanks for a great recipe. I can’t wait to bring it to work tonight.

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justdiswih on 12.16.2010

I read this and thought is said HoHoHo cake -perfect for Christmas :-) I printed this off to take to the grocery store today to make up tomorrow night as we are having my father-in-law over for supper. Thanks for posting it!!

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dawnalee on 12.16.2010

Too fun. Thinking of doing like a yule log for a “giant HoHo” effect. :D

How perfect is it to do a HoHo this time of year! …cracking myself up this morning. lol

Thanks for creating and sharing!

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4littleFergusons on 7.7.2011

This was fantastic! Very rich, but oh so good! The BEST way to cut rich is with berries, so we served this with fresh strawberries and blueberries, it was AMAZING! Keep this in the fridge until the last minute, it gets soft fast. It was a winner, and I was asked for the recipe several times.

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ambillings on 6.22.2011

Delicious! Took it to a party and everyone asked for the recipe!

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jessacooks on 1.4.2011

It turned out well…VERY rich though. Next time I’ll just use one of the frostings or do a very thin layer of each.

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bigflavor on 1.2.2011

This cake is very tasty. I will say that it is VERY rich. We ate small pieces but the two frostings together were a little too much for our family. Next time I make it, I will just use the white frosting and skip the extra chocolate frosting.

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