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HERSHEY'S KISSES Birthday Cake

Details

Time
3 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
1 cake

Begin a birthday tradition in your family with this homemade recipe for chocolate cake with HERSHEY’S KISSES Candy. Decorate with the birthday boy or girl’s favorite sweets to customize for their special day!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
45 minutes
Bake Time
33 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups
    sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
  • 1-1/2 tsps
    baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsps
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 cup
    milk
  • 1/2 cup
    vegetable oil
  • 2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 1 cup
    boiling water
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Make our Vanilla Buttercream Frosting to complete the recipe as shown in the image.

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
baking pan 13x9x2-inch baking pan
mixing bowl mixing bowl
mixer mixer
measuring cup measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans or one 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

2

Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.

3

Bake 30 to 35 minutes for round pans, 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular pan or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

4

Frost with "Vanilla Buttercream Frosting". Remove wrappers from chocolates; garnish top and sides of cake.

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