Looking for something original to end the school year and kick off summer? Then you have to make a Ho Ho Cake. Easy to create and guaranteed to wow folks every time. No, this is not a Christmas themed treat. I’ve been told the name comes from the original Hostess brand product, Ho Hos, which Hostess describes on their website as, “creme-filled, chocolate-rolled cakes”. These yummy creatures cover the outside of this ice-cream filled cake and provide the visual impact that draws oooohs and awawaws from onlookers. This recipe is forgiving and doesn’t have to be followed exactly to be successful. Read on to see how you can make one of your very own. Supplies
- 2-3 boxes of rolled creme-filled snack cakes depending on the size of your bowl.(You can buy the Hostess version called Ho Hos or Little Debbie makes a similar product called Swiss Rolls.)
- Approximately one or two gallons of vanilla ice-cream depending on the size of your bowl. (Really you could use any flavor.)
- A large bowl and spoon
- Plastic wrap
- Cutting board
- Platter or flat surface to invert/serve cake on
Cover the entire inside of the bowl with plastic wrap. Make it long enough to drape over the sides of the bowl. When you are done you will bring up the extra plastic wrap to cover the bottom of the finished product.
Place them first on the bottom of the bowl.
Make sure the cream side is always facing down especially with an end piece. This will be important so you get the right look on the finished product. Keep going in a circle until you have made a base at the bottom of the bowl.
Now you can keep going around the outside of your base, one circular layer at a time, building up the sides. Keep doing this until you have reached the top of the bowl or you run out of cake pieces.
Slightly smooth the top so it is even with the last layer of cake. Again this doesn’t have to be perfect.
When you are ready to serve peel back the top plastic wrap.
Place the serving dish on the bottom of the bowl and flip the two items over at the same time so the cake will end up inverted on the platter.
Peel off the plastic wrap and let audiences be wowed.
This Ho Ho Cake is sure to get a happy reaction every time.
This posting is dedicated to Crissy M for introducing me to the land of Ho Ho Cakes, which are continuing to delight many children year after year!! If you would like more information on this and other organizing topics check our newest book. It shares common ways people get stuck when they try to organize and how to solve them.
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