So I've seen a few "Ding Dong" CAKES on Pinterest and wanted to try something like it. When I promised my sister-in-law an OOEY and GOOEY chocolate dessert, I decided this was what I should make. (She was kind enough to snap a picture of it for me!) Anyway, the FILLING is unlike any you've probably ever had, and the cake really is just SOFT and MOIST. My family and I got a sample after I leveled the cake layers. I'm not gonna lie. It was GOOOOOD! Maybe make it for dad? You still have time . . .
Ding Dong Cake
1 box devil's food cake mix
Ingredients called for on box
1 small box instant chocolate pudding mix
1/4 to 1/3 cup sour cream (I use light)
Filling (from Food.com)
1 cup milk
4 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can fudge or dark chocolate frosting (any brand should be fine)
Mix cake mix together with ingredients called for on box. Stir in the dry pudding mix and sour cream. Bake as directed on box for 8-inch-round pans. Let cool completely on wire racks.
While cakes are cooling, prepare the filling. Combine the milk and flour in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until thick, then set aside to cool. In another bowl, beat together the butter and shortening for 4 minutes. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat 4 minutes more. Add the flour mixture and beat 4 minutes more.
Level each cake layer and discard (or eat!) what you remove. Slice each layer in half so you have a total of 4 cake circles. Place a cake layer on a cake platter or stand. Top with a third of the filling and another cake layer. Repeat two more times, ending with the fourth cake layer.
To frost, remove frosting from the container and heat for 10 to 15 seconds so it is soft enough to spread. Cover entire cake.
TIP: I'm sure this filling would be fabulous in numerous desserts!