Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ho Ho Cake (AKA Anchor Cake)*

This cake was a specialty of my Gramma's. She made it often, and it came to be known as "Anchor Cake" in our family because it is so filling. My twin brother has requested this cake every year for his birthday since the first introduction to this cake! When I was little I used put it on my plate frosting side down, then eat the cake off, and finish just by eating the cream/frosting part. It is truly a fantastic cake, and it really doesn't take any ingredients that are normally not on hand! It's making me hungry just THINKING about it!

Cake Ingredients:
1 chocolate cake mix (any flavor chocolate will do)
+ ingredients need to bake cake.

Mix and bake cake in 9x13 pan according to package directions. Cool completely.

First Topping Ingredients:
5 T flour
1 1/4 cup milk
1 c sugar
1 stick (1/2 c) margarine
1/2 c crisco
1 t vanilla

Mix 5 T flour with milk. On stovetop, heat -stirring constantly-until thick. Cool. Meanwhile, cream sugar, margarine and crisco. When flour mixture is cool add to sugar mixture adding vanilla as well. Beat until it looks like whipped cream (at least 5 minutes or more). Spread over completely cooled cake. Refrigerate to cool completely (I often refrigerate it overnight!)

Second Topping Ingredients:
1 stick (1/2 c) margarine, melted and cooled.
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1 1/2 c powdered sugar
3 (1oz) unsweetened chocolate squares, melted
2 T hot water

Mix together margarine (melted and cooled), egg, vanilla, sugar, and chocolate squares (melted) and 2 T hot water. Mix well then pour over the whipped cream layer. Cool completely before serving.

Store in refrigerator.

I don't even want to know how many points this is. SO, we are gonna count this as a day-off splurge! Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, and other such excuses.