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Homemade Strawberry Ding Dong Recipe

Homemade Strawberry Ding Dong Recipe

Sandra Hoopes
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.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 3 hrs
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings

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 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

Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 9 by 13 cake pan and line bottom with parchment paper.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes
or until a wooden pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • 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

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

Chocolate Coating

  • 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.
  • If the chocolate is too thick, stir in few flakes of EZ Thin or grated paraffin at a time until desired consistency.
  • 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