Ding Dong Cake-rich devil’s food cake, a vanilla cream filling and smothered in chocolate ganache!
Ding Dongs, Ring Dings, Swiss Rolls, Hostess Cakes. They are all pretty much the same snack. Chocolate Cake, a cream filling and then covered in chocolate.
As a kid, we always begged for mom to buy them for our school lunches. It didn’t happen too often, but when it did..yeah, we were happy kids! It’s been years since I had one. What good memories.
I shared a Twinkie Cake on FB a few days ago. Made from scratch. It was perfect and I can’t wait to make one myself.
One reader asked for a recipe for a Ding Dong Cake. I decided I needed to fill that request. I took it as a challenge.
Don’t let the recipe scare you off. This is a really easy recipe! You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry. Bake your 2 cake layers, then stack them with all the cream filling. You want all that filling in there. Then the Ganache.
Get a close up look at that chocolate ganache.
This is a “sloppy” cake. No fancy icing. Pouring the ganache over the top of the cake and letting it drip down the sides is FUN!
And when the ganache is set…You’ve got a perfect cake. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to top this cake. Moist, rich, deep flavored chocolate cake. The cream filling is like whipped cream but thicker (it’s made with milk not cream) the best way to describe it is a cross between a buttercream and a whipped cream.
And of course the ganache. That soft chocolate outer coating that seals everything together.
Don’t let the photos deceive you. This is a huge cake! Make sure you have people to share it with.
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Cake adapted from Smitten Kitchen
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