Ho Ho Cake

Ho Ho Cake


"Inspired by the Hostess® favorite, the Ho Ho Cake features layers of cake and cream filling topped with chocolate."


servings 382 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 382 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 26.6 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 37g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 244 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Prepare and bake cake as directed on the package for a 9 x 13 inch pan. Cool completely.
  2. Combine flour and milk in saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick. Cool completely. Cream 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup margarine, and shortening. Add cooled milk mixture, and beat well. Spread over cake. Refrigerate.
  3. In a small bowl, beat egg. Stir in vanilla, melted chocolate, hot water, confectioner's sugar, and 1/2 cup margarine. Pour over second layer. Refrigerate.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 105 Ratings


Judging by the other 37 reviews, it seems I'm the first to notice that there's an obvious misprint in the recipe, which calls for a 9-oz. cake mix, and luckily the other reviewers just happene...

I have made this recipe for years (but with a scratch cake). I also use the filling for almost every two layer cake I make. The key to this type of filling is that YOU MUST WHIP IT FOR 10 - 12...

I made this for work and everyone liked it. For the person who said the filling tastes like Crisco, maybe they've never eaten real Ho-Hos before, because they taste like Crisco too. :-) If you...

I made this recipe and EVERYONE loved it. I think that I gave out the recipes to 6 or 7 people that day. Just as previously commented you MUST cream the shortening, margarine and sugar at least ...

I have been making this for years now . A few things . First , I too use a good quality canned frosting (no it isnt a glaze as one person stated ) warmed until spreadable. As another suggested c...

I figured out the cream filling! Here's how I made this cake: I used Duncan Hines Devils Food cake mix, baking it in a large cookie sheet. Cool and put in freezer for about 10 minutes. Cut i...

everyone loved it. i thought there were too many steps and time consuming to cool. i liked the suggestion of another member to use canned frosting that has been slightly melted in microwave. ...

I added two tsp of pure vanilla to the cream part and it was excellent. Great compliments!

This is a fantastic cake! I used Duncan Hines Swiss cake mix and instead of using the recipe for icing, I used Duncan Hines Milk Chocolate canned icing. Pop it in the micowave just long enough...