Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is like a giant Hostess Ho Ho. The creme filling is the key here I think.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 (16 ounce) can dark chocolate icing
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 23 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 13 cup milk
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Prepare cake as directed on package for two round pans.
  2. When cool, "slice" through cakes to make 4 "thin" cakes.
  3. Beat sugar, shortening, vanilla, milk, salt and water for 7 minutes.
  4. Add powdered sugar and beat for 5 minutes longer.
  5. Lay one layer of cake on plate.
  6. Spread Cream filling on top only, do not go all the way to the edge.
  7. Lay another layer of cake on this.
  8. Spread cream filling on this too.
  9. Again layer and filling until you have all four layers on here.
  10. Ice the whole cake with the chocolate icing.


Most Helpful

YUMMY!!!! I love the filling in this. And I think that by making 4 layers you get more of the flavor of the cake the way it's supposed to be. It was easy to make. Try this!!

MizzNezz February 11, 2002

i love making a version of this in a jelly roll pan. I divide up the cake in quarters. i then spread the cream filling in between three layers. Top it off with the final quarter, and frost. I have also, tried this using orange and banana cakes. They were wonderful. Everyone at work and home raves about the cake. Thank-you

betty erickson July 25, 2002

This was a great recipe. I usually make cakes from scratch, but this one probably needs a cake mix as they're a bit firmer than a moist scratch cake. I did like another reviewer and made it in a jelly roll pan. It was a cinch to cut it in 4 and frost the different layers. I used recipe #70284 and HIGHLY recommend that with this recipe. It tasted just like a ho-ho. Yummy!

Chef SuzyQ June 07, 2010

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