HOMEMADE DING DONGS, HO~HO’S or what we like to call CHOCOLATE HEAVENS

CHOCOLATE HEAVENS
3 squares unsweetened chocolate

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 Jumbo eggs
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup apple juice
2 teaspoons orange juice
2 cups flour
1 jar marshmallow cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 bag milk chocolate chips
  • Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Generously grease a 9×13 pan.
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Then add 1/2 cup of the sugar, the cinnamon and 1/2 cup of the apple juice, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Cool.
  • Mix the baking soda into 2 teaspoons of orange juice.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream the butter with 1 cup sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  • Alternate the milk and flour, sifting the flour into the cream mixture and blend until smooth.
  • Add the baking soda mixture and blend well.
  • Add the cooled chocolate mixture and blend well.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Level pan by dropping on counter top to remove air bubbles.
  • Bake until springy 55-60 minutes.
  • Cool thoroughly and then invert onto platter.
  • Cut into desired shapes and sizes.
  • Slice each in half.
  • Spread marshmallow cream over bottom half and replace tops.
  • In a small sauce pan melt chocolate.
  • Whisk in heavy cream and heat until thickened.
  • Pour over tops of cakes.
  • Cool.

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