This super easy Hostess "Ho Ho" Cake is a great way to bring back fond childhood memories! Which of these was your favorite hostess snack to get in your lunch? Mine was the Hostess Cupcake, and I think I will just have to make a homemade version of those sometime soon as well!
I made this cake to take over to my aunt who just had shoulder surgery. She is a huge chocolate fan and I thought that this cake would be perfect for her! A moist chocolate cake with a super sweet and creamy vanilla buttercream filling and a chocolate glaze! What is there not to love about this cake? It was a huge hit!
"Ho Ho" Cake: (adapted from How Sweet It Is)
For the cake:
-1 box of your chocolate cake mix, plus the ingredients called for on the box or use your favorite chocolate cake recipe (this is mine)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a jelly roll pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside. Prepare chocolate cake according to package directions. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread around until it's even. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Remove cake and let cool for 30 minutes. While cake is cooling, prepare the middle layer.
For the middle layer:
-1/2 cup butter, softened
-1/2 cup vegetable shortening
-4 cups powdered sugar
-2-3 tablespoons milk
Cream butter and shortening in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add remaining ingredients and beat until mixture is thick, combined, and spreadable. Spread in an even layer on the chocolate cake. Set in the freezer for 15 minutes while you make the chocolate glaze.
For the chocolate glaze:
-1/2 cup butter
-1/2 cup cocoa powder
-2 cups powdered sugar
-2-4 tablespoons milk
In a medium size pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the cocoa powder and whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and mix in the powdered sugar and milk. Remove cake from freezer and evenly frost with the glaze. Store in the refrigerator.