This is HoHo Cake.  No, not Santa Claus "HoHo Merry Christmas" cake...  It is a copycat of the Hostess snack cake  HoHo's!  And it is Ha Ha HEAVEN : )  This is a simple chocolate cake box mix, with two different homemade frostings to layer on top! This is the one I was telling you would 'knock your socks off'..  and it did mine.. and my Moms... and my sisters. We LOVED it !
I know you will to..So give it a try and then let me know how much you love me for telling you about it!

Recipe By: How Sweet Eats

1 box (18 oz) Chocolate cake mix
(eggs, oil and water the cake mix calls for)


1 cup Butter, softened
1/2 cup Milk
1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
3 cups Powdered Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt


1/2 cup Butter, softened
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
3/4 cup Cocoa
3 cups Powdered Sugar
8 tablespoons Water,  Adding one at a time

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a jelly roll pan.  Prepare cake mix according to its package directions. Pour into the greased jelly roll pan and spread around until its even.  Bake for 15-20 minutes. Start checking for doneness after 15 minutes.
 Let cool 30 minutes and then start mixing middle layer.

Middle Layer:  With a hand mixer, mix the butter and milk together until combined. Add in the vanilla and salt. Mix again. Slowly add in the powdered sugar one cup at a time. Beat on medium speed for 5-10 minutes or until creamy.  ( I beat mine for 10 minutes)
Spread evenly over the cake. Then place in freezer while you mix top layer.

Top Layer:  Beat the butter and vanilla together until creamy. Slowly beat in the cocoa on low speed. Once cocoa is thoroughly mixed in, start slowly adding in the water 1 tablespoon at a time and the powdered sugar, one cup a time. Mix together until you get a creamy frosting. (You may not need to use all of the water)

Spread the Top Layer evenly over the middle layer. Place cake in fridge and let chill before eating! Slice and serve : ) 


Jodie said...

Oh I saw this cake featured over at tastykitchen.com. It looked so good and I had been thinking about trying it too. :)

Val said...

This cake looks incredible!!!

Jennifurla said...

I love lil debbies hoho's this is probably awesome.

Anonymous said...

This looks unbelievable! I can just taste it now : )

Amy at TheSceneFromMe said...

WOW, this looks so delicious! Takes me back to my younger years when I could eat HoHo's and Dingdongs with no implications!

What a wonderful family portrait too on the top of your website!

steph said...

Looks great! I am bookmarking this to make very soon.

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Looks yummy! The orange rolls look even better though. I think I have to try those! We have had so many sweets in our house this past month that I can't even think about chocolate right now!

foodies at home said...

That frosting looks to die for! I could probably eat this whole cake myself!

Michael and Lindsey said...

O this is definately one of my most FAVORITE cakes now! It was utter perfection. A silky frosting and moist chocolate cake....mmmmmm!!

Megan said...

Found your blog by some Pintest links going around, starting looking through all of your recipes and found this! And boy am I mad that I did :)because it is SO good! made it for company and was stuck with half in my refrigerator...sent most with hubby to work to share. Thanks for sharing, love your blog!