Giant Ding Dong Cake



  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box devil's food cake mix
  • 1 small box chocolate instant pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 1/4 tablespoons water


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch springform works pan.
  2. Cake: Combine all cake ingredients and mix well.
  3. Bake for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick tests clean. Let the cake cool.
  4. Carefully slice off the top 1/2 inch of the cake and set aside. Scoop out the inside of the cake to 1/2 inch of the sides and save for another use.
  5. Filling: Combine the milk and flour and heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. (It will be very thick.) Cool the flour-milk mixture completely.
  6. Beat the remaining ingredients on high speed for 4 minutes.
  7. Add cooled flour-milk mixture and beat an additional 4 minutes. Spoon into center of cake. Replace the top.
  8. Glaze: Heat the glaze ingredients in a double boiler. Heat until melted, stirring.
  9. Slowly pour the glaze over the top of the cake. Smooth a little of the glaze over the sides.
  10. Refrigerate to set.

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