Last Updated on November 16, 2022 by Ellen Christian
Are you looking for a delicious, chocolatey snack that’s gluten-free? You have got to try this ring ding recipe! Make a batch today.
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I’ll let you in on a little secret. When I was much younger, one of my favorite snacks were things like ring dings and ding dongs. I know. They are definitely not good for you on a regular basis.
But, if you’re looking for a gluten-free snack for the kids after school, this ring ding snack does make a nice occasional treat.
Ring Ding Recipe
Ring Dings or Ding Dongs? No matter what you call them, they are basically the same thing. These treats are two layers of chocolate cake with a cream filling that are covered with chocolate.
Certain varieties seem to be more popular in certain areas of the country. Drakes makes Ring Dings and Hostess makes Ding Dongs. But, don’t bother buying those anymore because this Ring Ding recipe has them both beat.
It’s almost back to school time and whenever the kids came home from school, the first thing they wanted was a snack. While I sent them a healthy lunch and snacks to school, it never fails they are starving when they come home.
Make this Ring Ding recipe over the weekend, and they’ll have a treat when they come home from school for the week.
Gluten is a challenge for many families today. Since my daughter is gluten intolerant, she missed out on a lot of the packaged snacks that other kids were enjoying.
And, it never failed that during school parties, she was left out with no gluten-free options. This Ring Ding recipe is gluten-free so it’s a great choice for every special occasion.
And, it’s a classic childhood dessert that anyone who is gluten intolerant can splurge with.
Ring Ding bar recipe
So, you make this Ring Ding recipe by baking two chocolate layer cakes and then cutting the cake into circles. If you prefer a Ring Ding bar recipe, cut yours into squares or rectangles instead.
The taste is the same but the shape is different.
Ring Ding cakes
If you would prefer to create a cake rather than separate Ring Ding snacks, just don’t cut them out. You can easily make two 9″ round cakes, add the cream as a filling between both layers, and then frost it with chocolate frosting.
It’s an easier version of this Ring Ding recipe for those that don’t want to spend time cutting each one out.
Cakes with filings recipes
We don’t make a lot of cakes with fillings recipes unless it is someone’s birthday. But, here are a few filled cake recipes you can try:
- Tuxedo Cake by The Itsy Bitsy Kitchen
- Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake Cake by Life Love and Sugar
- Dark Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Mousse by Blue Jean Chef
- Gluten-Free Orange Cake by Rhian’s Recipes
What do you need for this Ring Ding recipe?
Of course, the most important thing you will need for this Ring Ding recipe is a 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter to make the correct size cakes.
How should you store these?
So, this Ring Ding recipe makes about 10 Ring Dings or Ding Dongs. That means with two kids, you will have enough for about a week’s worth of snacks after school provided you don’t eat them all yourself.
After you make these, you will want to store them in a container with a tightly fitting lid in the refrigerator. This is especially important if the weather is warm because the chocolate covering will melt and get sticky if you leave it at room temperature.
So, this Ring Ding recipe is definitely not Keto-friendly. It’s got sugar and is intended as a treat. But, if you’re following the keto diet and want a Keto Ding Dong cake recipe, you can try this one from What Shayna Likes.
After all, there’s no reason that the kids should have all of the yummy treats. It’s both low carb and low sugar.
Or, check out this mint chocolate chip cake that’s Keto-friendly. You will love it!
I hope you enjoy this Ring Ding recipe! Make sure that you save some for the kids. You can print out a copy below.
- Ingredients for the Cakes:
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups gluten free baking flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup hot water
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 cups sugar
- Ingredients for the Filling:
- ½ cup butter, room temperature
- 7-ounce container marshmallow crème
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Ingredients for the Shell:
- 6 ounces high quality chocolate
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 4 tablespoons sugar
Instructions for the Cakes:
Instructions for the Filling:
Instructions for the Shell:
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 731Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 729mgCarbohydrates: 107gFiber: 2gSugar: 78gProtein: 8g
Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.