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Homemade Strawberry Ding Dong Recipe

Homemade Strawberry Ding Dong Recipe

These adorable Homemade Ding Dongs are packed with big strawberry flavor! They a perfect for a special event or just to say "I love you." 

Be sure to leave extra time for making these, they are not difficult but they do take extra time.


Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Sandra Hoopes

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 18.25-ounce box white cake mix
  • 1 3-ounce box strawberry-flavored instant gelatin
  • 1 15-ounce package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water

Cream Filling

  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate Coating

  • 2 12 ounces of good quality white chocolate (not chocolate chips) or pink candy melts
  • paste food coloring (if using white chocolate
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Wilton Candy Melt EZ Thin or grated paraffin

Instructions

  1. 1 cup whipping cream
  2. 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  3. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  4. Chocolate Coating
  5. 2 (12 ounces) of good quality white chocolate (not chocolate chips) or pink candy melts
  6. paste food coloring (if using white chocolate
  7. 1 to 2 tablespoons Wilton Candy Melt EZ Thin or grated paraffin

Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 9 by 13 cake pan and line bottom with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and
gelatin. Add pureed strawberries, eggs,
oil, and water. Beat on medium speed with
an electric mixer until smooth. Pour into
pan.
  3. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes
or until a wooden pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  4. Let cake cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and remove parchment paper. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate 2 to 4 hours.

Cream Filling

  1. Place water in a small microwave-safe bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over water and allow to soften 5 minutes.
  2. Dissolve gelatin by microwaving for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir. Repeat this process 2 times or until gelatin is melted.
  3. Let gelatin stand at room temperature for 5 minutes. Gelatin should be liquid but not hot when added to cream.
  4. Beat cream, powdered sugar and vanill

Chocolate Coating

  1. Melt white chocolate or candy melts over a double boiler. Do not allow any water drops or steam to get into the chocolate. Stir occasionally. Heat until melted and smooth.
  2. If the chocolate is too thick, stir in few flakes of EZ Thin or grated paraffin at a time until desired consistency.
  3. If using white chocolate, color the chocolate with paste food coloring by dipping a toothpick into food coloring and transferring a small amount at a time into chocolate. Stir coloring into chocolate. If the col