Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ho Ho Cake


I am starving and writing this post about food sure isn't helping matters. I guess I'll take care of that issue just as soon as I finish here.
It's been a pretty boring week here. Nothing going on except the usual....cooking, cleaning, schooling and well you get the picture.
Same stuff.....different day! :-)

The kids are almost finished with their schoolwork for the day so we are heading out to work in the garden. They are calling for rain over the weekend (which we need) so I would like to get the corn in the ground before we have a muddy mess to tromp through. That is .... if I can get the roto tiller started on my own.
My potatoes and green beans are up and growing now and I'm anxious to get everything else in the ground too!
Well enough of the boring stuff.
How about some good food?
This recipe traditionally calls for eggs in the glaze but I don't like using raw eggs so I omitted them.

Ho Ho Cake

1 dark chocolate cake mix
1 cup milk
5 tbsp. flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar

Prepare cake as directed on box and bake in a 11 1/2X 15 pan.
While cake is baking, mix flour and milk over low heat until thickened.
Place mixture in refrigerator to get good and cold.
When cake is cooled, beat butter, shortening & sugar.
Add chilled flour paste to this mixture & beat till creamy.
Spread over cake and refrigerate.
Once cake has chilled a bit then you can make the glaze.

Glaze Ingredients:

3 oz. unsweetened chocolate
4 tbsp. butter
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp. water
Combine glaze ingredients in a pan over low heat.
When melted and mixed well remove from heat and pour over top of cake.
If mixture is too thin then you may add more powdered sugar.
Refrigerate & ENJOY!

8 comments:

Carmen C. said...

Jessica~ this cake would surely ruin ANY chances of wt. loss, lol, but I LOVE Ho-Ho's :D and that looks SOOooooooooooo GOOD!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

MMMMhhhh Chocolate Cake and it looks sooo moist! Have fun in the garden looks like we are in for rain this evening.

Cheryl said...

Never had Ho-Ho cake, but it looks like I may try it. So much for my diet !!

Hope your tiller starts. I'm the same when I want to mow around the flowers, will the push mower start.

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

OMG ~ this cake looks soooo good!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. It's going in my "to try" file for sure!

I'me envious of your garden! I would love to have one but I just don't have the time or know how to do it! Thank goodness there is an awesome farmers market not too far from where I live. I just buy the fruits of other's labors! LOL!
Hugs,
Donna

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Ho-Ho Cake. As in "Ho ho ho, I'm fatter than Santa now!!!" Sure looks DELISH.

Nancy M. said...

That cake looks good! I've been out working in the garden too!

Sandra said...

That cake looks good. We have been busy weeding our garden. It sure didn't take long for them to start growing!

Granny Sue said...

Oh lord. I think I'm gaining weight just looking at the picture. What a delicious sounding cake.