Tasty Tuesday: Ho Ho Cake

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So remember as a child, you would stop at the gas station with your dad, and he would buy you a pre-dinner sweet treat that probably had more calories and fake ingredients than any fast food meal?  Ok, maybe it was just me, but man I LOVED those Ho-Hos when I was little. 

So imagine my surprise when I was home for the fourth of July and my mom made this Ho Ho Cake.  I thought, “Oh, yum, but it couldn’t possibly taste like my childhood treat.”  Oh was I wrong.  Oh were they delicious.

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Want to bring back some childhood?  Here’s the recipe…

HO HO CAKE

1 chocolate fudge cake mix
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter (at room temperature)
2/3 c. Crisco shortening (at room temperature)
Pinch of salt
2 tsp. vanilla
5 oz. evaporated milk
1 can chocolate fudge frosting

Bake the cake in a 15 1/2 inch jelly roll pan according to the directions on the box.
Remove from oven and cool. Combine the next 6 ingredients (not the frosting) together in a mixing bowl, beat for 10 minutes. Spread the mixture onto the cake. Put the can of frosting in the microwave on high for 1 minute. Spread all over the cake.

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