Homemade Ring Dings

Since, I can’t find  My favorite snack cakes Ring Dings any more, I found  this recipe as a
temporary replacement. I have childhood memories of my mother packing my lunch  for school
and she would Ring Dings in my lunch box. This is when they came in the foil wrapping.

Cake
1 box of Ghirardelli ultimate chocolate cake mix {follow box for directions }

Sift cake mix to remove chocolate chips. Combine cake mix, water, eggs and oil in a mixing bowl, scraping the sides. Scale the batter into greased or paper 1/2 sheet pan. Bake until the center of the cake springs back to the touch (approximately 25 minutes). Un-mold cake and rack cool.


Cut out 3″x3″ rounds of cake and pipe approximately 1 oz the center. Place cakes on a wire rack and glaze with chocolate ganache. Chill the cakes until the ganache is firm. 

Chocolate ganache
2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of heavy cream

Place the heavy cream and vanilla in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Pour over chocolate and gently whisk to incorporate. Cool to room temperature. 

Filling
1/2 cup of milk
2 tablespoon of flour
1/2 of vegetable shortening
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of powdered sugar

In a mixing bowl , cream together shortening and sugar for about 5 mins. Add milk, and  flour, then beat until nice and fluffy . Be sure to scrape your bowl . Whip until sugar has dissolved . Next add powdered sugar and vanilla and whip well. Once cake are cooled , place in frosting bag with a star tip and press the tip down
into middle of each cake, about 3/4 of an inch deep. Squeeze  the bag enough to cause the top of the cupcake to rise, but not enough that it well crack. Lift the tip and repeat with each cake.

Recipe adapted from :http://www.ultimatedecadence.com/page-recipes.php#.UVouModXHrQ.delicious


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