The Ultimate Decadent Ding Dong Cake

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Becky Hudgins

By
@JimorBecky

This cake recipe was given to me using a boxed mix.I decided to take the cake up 100% notches and changed it completely.This cake is one of a kind.I did my homework to make sure it isn't a copycat.This cake can be served as just a home dessert or Served at any function.Hope everyone enjoys it.Picture's of each step will be added in a few days.

Rating:
★★★★☆ 39 votes
Comments:
Serves:
10
Prep:
1 Hr 25 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Oh my! This cake is as decadent as the sum of its parts... and then some!

Ingredients

CAKE INGREDIENTS

12 oz
semi-sweet chocolate baking bar, melted and cooled
3 stick
3 sticks butter no salt
21/2 c
granulated sugar
3 tsp
vanilla extract
6 large
eggs
4 c
all-purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
2 c
whole milk

CREAM FILLING

21/4 c
whole milk ricotta cheese, drained overnight w/ cheesecloth & squeezed dry
21/4 c
mascarpone cheese
3/4 c
powdered sugar
11/2 tsp
grand marnier (*vanilla extract may be substituted for the grand marnier.)
11/2 tsp
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch
salt

CHOCOLATE FROSTING

1/2 c
soft butter
6 Tbsp
milk
1 c
ghirardelli sweet ground cocoa
5 c
confectioners sugar
2 dash(es)
salt
1 tsp
vanilla extract

How to Make The Ultimate Decadent Ding Dong Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease four 9-inch-round baking pans
  • 2FOR CAKE:
    IF YOU PREFER YOU CAN USE A BOX CAKE AND JUST SLICE LAYERS.
    BEAT sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Add eggs; beat for 1 minute. Beat in melted chocolate. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; beat into creamed mixture alternately with milk.
  • 3POUR into prepared baking pan(s).
  • 4BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes; invert onto wire rack(s) to cool completely.
  • 5let all 4 layers cool completely.While layers are cooling make Cream Filling and Frosting.
  • 6Cream Filling:

    Mix filling ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use (at least a couple of hours).
  • 7Frosting:

    Combine butter, milk, cocoa in a saucepan over low heat until butter melts.Remove from heat.
  • 8Add confectioners sugar, salt and vanilla.
    Beat until smooth.Set aside.
  • 9How to assemble your Ding Dong Cake:

    Divide Cream Filling into 3 portions.
    On top of bottom cake layer add 1/3 cream filling.Top with a cake layer.Add 1/3 cream to the top then add another cake layer.Add the remaining cream and top with last cake layer.
  • 10Adjustment:

    Align layers making sure they are all even.This will be a tall cake.Add frosting to cake.Make sure you use all the frosting.Refridgerate until ready to cut and serve.

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About The Ultimate Decadent Ding Dong Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American