Decadent Ding Dong Cake: A Delightful Dessert Recipe

Craving a dessert that will make your taste buds sing? Look no further than this indulgent Ding Dong Cake recipe. Perfect for any occasion, this moist chocolate cake filled with creamy goodness and topped with a rich ganache will have everyone coming back for seconds.


For the cake:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 cup milk

For the cream filling:

  • 5 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

For the ganache:

  • 1 bag (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream


For the cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and prepare two 9-inch cake pans with baking spray.
  2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a measuring cup, mix the cooled coffee with milk and set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the coffee/milk mixture. Beat until smooth and fluffy.
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans and bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

For the cream filling:

  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together the flour and milk until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened to a pudding-like consistency.
  2. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, and let cool completely.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add the cooled milk mixture, beating until smooth and creamy.

For the ganache:

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate morsels and heavy cream. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute, then stir until smooth. If needed, heat for an additional 15-30 seconds until fully melted and smooth.


  1. Place one cooled cake layer on a cake plate. Spread the cream filling evenly over the top.
  2. Gently place the second cake layer on top of the filling.
  3. Pour the ganache over the top of the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides. Use an offset spatula to smooth the ganache over the top and sides of the cake.
  4. Let the cake set for about 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Tips for Perfect Ding Dong Cake:

  1. Room Temperature Ingredients: Bring butter, eggs, and milk to room temperature before starting. This ensures smooth batter and creamy filling.
  2. Baking Time: Keep a close eye on the cakes to avoid overbaking. A toothpick should come out clean with a few moist crumbs.
  3. Thickening the Filling: Cook the flour and milk mixture until thick for a stable cream filling that won’t make the cake soggy.
  4. Ganache Consistency: Heat the chocolate and cream in short intervals to prevent overheating and ensure a smooth ganache for perfect pouring and spreading.

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cooking Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes | Kcal: 480 kcal per serving | Servings: 12 servings

Indulge in every bite of this irresistible Ding Dong Cake, guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth and impress your guests!

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