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Ding Dong Cake {VIDEO} | I Am Baker


Making this Dong Dong Cake was a recreation of my favourite childhood deal with! Wealthy chocolate cake, creamy filling and a heavenly chocolate coating on the skin. In case you love muffins, make sure to try my 50 Greatest Cake Recipes!

Ding Dong Cake

What’s a Ding Dong? It’s a deal with that we had been typically given as youngsters.  Mainly a chocolate whoopie pie with an excellent cream filling. I’ve modified it to be a cake and it’s heavenly!

This cake is a kind of muffins that works completely as one. The ganache by itself is a bit bitter (when utilizing semi-sweet chocolate), the filling is mild and fantastic however doesn’t stand alone like a pudding or candy frosting, and the cake is simply chocolate perfection. However these three components work collectively in good concord to create a cake that you’ll always remember.

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Ding Dong Cake

The way to Make a Ding Dong Cake

Chocolate Cake

Begin by making the chocolate cake. (Full instructions within the printable recipe card beneath.) You’ll sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl and blend till mixed. In one other bowl, mix the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Within the bowl of a stand mixer on low pace, slowly add the moist components to the dry. With the mixer nonetheless on low, add the espresso and stir simply to mix, scraping the underside of the bowl with a rubber spatula.

Pour the batter into two 8-inch x 3-inch spherical ready pans (and 8-inch pan with quick sides might trigger an overflow in your oven! Make sure you may have the right pans.) and bake for 30-40 minutes at 350°F, till a cake tester or toothpick comes out largely clear (not moist). Cool within the pans for half-hour, then flip them out onto a cooling rack and funky utterly.

How to Make a Ding Dong CakeDing Dong Cake Filling

A few of you skilled bakers acknowledged this filling instantly! It’s also called an Ermine frosting. This frosting has a number of additional steps in comparison with a conventional American buttercream, however the result’s effectively value it. Refined and creamy, it’s the PERFECT filling for this past wealthy cake.

To Make the Filling:

Pour chilly milk right into a small saucepan. Earlier than turning on the warmth, whisk in flour so no lumps stay. Flip warmth on to medium-low and warmth till combination is thick, like a roux, stirring the entire time. Take away from warmth, stir in vanilla and let cool utterly. Cream collectively butter and sugar on medium-high pace, till fluffy, about 8 minutes. Add within the milk combination and beat once more till the combination resembles whipped cream.

Ding Dong Cake Recipe

The way to Make Chocolate Ganache

Warmth the heavy cream in a quart-sized, microwavable container and microwave for 3 to 4 minutes on excessive, or till it simply begins to simmer. Watch out to not enable the cream to boil over! Pour the cream over the chopped chocolate and let stand for a minimum of 2 minutes in order that it may possibly thicken. (Ganache ought to be cool when pouring over cake)

When able to pour over chilled cake, whisk the ganache till clean after which pour. You might have some ganache left over! Be at liberty to make use of the remaining on ice cream or brownies.

Suggestions for Ding Dong Cake

The chocolate cake on this recipe is my Good Chocolate Cake. The batter could be very runny and it’s designed to be made in two 8-inch by 3-inch spherical cake pans. A number of of you may have commented that once you made this Ding Dong Cake the batter spilled over, and I’ve by no means been in a position to replicate that in my kitchen. In case you favor you need to use 9-inch spherical cake pans however the layers won’t be as thick as you see in my footage.

I simply need you to know that I completely learn feedback and attempt to handle all issues! The bulk has had no points with the recipe and subsequently I’m not making any modifications to it at the moment.

Ding Dong Cake with Ermine Frosting

Are you able to freeze Ding Dong Cake?

Sure! I like to recommend slicing the cake into particular person items after which wrapping them in plastic wrap. That may get messy, so one solution to make it simpler is to relax the whole cake previous to slicing and wrapping. Then place items in freezer-safe storage baggage and freeze for as much as 3 months. If you find yourself able to thaw, take away the slice from the fridge and take away from plastic. Permit to return to room temperature on the counter.

Ermine Frosting

It is a improbable Ding Dong Cake and a stunning solution to have a good time with family and friends!

CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl and blend till mixed.

  • In one other bowl, mix the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.

  • Within the bowl of a stand mixer on low pace, slowly add the moist components to the dry. With mixer nonetheless on low, add the espresso and stir simply to mix, scraping the underside of the bowl with a rubber spatula.

  • Pour the batter into two 8-inch x 3-inch spherical ready pans and bake for 30-40 minutes at 350°F, till a cake tester or toothpick comes out largely clear (not moist).

  • Cool within the pans for half-hour, then flip them out onto a cooling rack and funky utterly.

FILLING

  • Pour chilly milk right into a small saucepan. Earlier than turning on the warmth, whisk in flour so no lumps stay.

  • Flip warmth on to medium-low and warmth till combination is thick, like a roux, stirring the entire time.

  • Take away from warmth, stir in vanilla and let cool utterly.

  • Cream collectively butter and sugar on medium-high pace, till fluffy, about 8 minutes.

  • Add within the milk combination and beat once more till combination resembles a whipped cream.

GANACHE

  • Warmth the heavy cream in a quart-sized, microwavable container and microwave for 3 to 4 minutes on excessive, or till it simply begins to simmer. Watch out to not enable the cream to boil over. Pour the cream over the chopped chocolate and let stand for a minimum of 2 minutes in order that it may possibly thicken.

  • (Ganache ought to be cool when pouring over cake)

  • When able to pour over chilled cake, whisk the ganache till clean after which pour. You might have some ganache left over.

Did you make this recipe?

Thanks for making my recipe! You took footage, proper? Nicely go forward and publish them on Instagram! Remember to point out me @iambaker and use the hashtag #YouAreBaker.

Like this cake? Take a look at my Peanut Butter Ding Dong Cake!



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