I have been working on this devil’s food cake recipe on and off for awhile. I had a memory of a taste in my head and I wanted to find it again in a gluten free cake. My family loves chocolate cake, but I have always preferred devil’s food because it is a richer, darker version of chocolate cake.
I wasn’t sure where that memory came from, but as soon as I tasted the final version of this recipe, I knew that I had found it. When Jessica tasted this cake, she looked at me, smiled and said that it tasted just like the Ding Dongs from our childhoods.
As soon as she said that, I knew exactly where my memory came from. Those beloved devil’s food snack cakes were a huge part of my childhood. My brothers and I never complained about running errands with Mom when we knew that one of the stops was going to be The Hostess Outlet.
I don’t know what the Ding Dongs of today taste like, but to us, this cake evokes that memory beautifully. So for us, this delicious devil’s food cake is now known, very affectionately, as the Ding Dong cake.
Frost and fill this cake with strawberry whipped topping for a beautiful and quick dessert. I made my strawberry whipped topping by mixing plain whipped topping with two tablespoons of strawberry jam.
And since this wonderful cake evoked those Ding Dong memories for all of us, I just had to make this cake into gluten free ding dongs.
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