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HERSHEY'S Gridiron Cake

It’s a touchdown for your tastebuds. Game day doesn’t get any more delicious than this.

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SKILL LEVEL : intermediatePREP TIME : 55  Minutes

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories600
Calories from Fat260
Total Fat29 g45% DV
Saturated Fat17 g85% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol70 mg23% DV
Sodium290 mg12% DV
Total Carbohydrates80 g27% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars63 g
Protein6 g
Vitamin A8% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg4% DV
Iron10% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories600
Calories from Fat260
Total Fat29 g45% DV
Saturated Fat17 g85% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol70 mg23% DV
Sodium290 mg12% DV
Total Carbohydrates80 g27% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars63 g
Protein6 g
Vitamin A8% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg4% DV
Iron10% DV
  • 1 can creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting (16 oz.) , divided
  • 2 TWIZZLERS Rainbow Twists
  • 11 REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures
  • 1 package REESE'S PIECES Candy (8 oz.)
  • 1-2/3 cups HERSHEY'S Premier White Chips
  • GRIDIRON CAKE (recipe follows)
  • Green, red and yellow food color
  • 1 tablespoon HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
  • 6 ROLO® Chewy Caramels in Milk Chocolate
  • 2 (7-inch lengths) floral or craft wire
  • 3 HERSHEY'S HUGS Brand Candies
  • 11 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates

Directions

  • 1. Prepare GRIDIRON CAKE. For chocolate frosting, stir cocoa into 1/3 cup frosting; stir until smooth. Set aside 2 tablespoons chocolate frosting. Tint 1/3 cup frosting orange with 1 drop red food color and 2 drops yellow food color; stir until blended. Tint remaining frosting green with 2 or 3 drops green food color; stir until blended.
  • 2. Mark "end zones", 2 inches wide at each end of cake, using wooden pick; frost one end zone with chocolate frosting and the other end zone with orange frosting. Frost the area between end zones with green frosting; mark 5 yard lines with wooden pick. Place white chips all across cake on yard lines.
  • 3. Use white chips to spell out "HERSHEY'S" on chocolate end zone; use brown REESE'S PIECES on the goal line. Use yellow REESE'S PIECES to spell out "REESE'S" on orange end zone. Use orange REESE'S PIECES on the goal line.
  • 4. Remove wrappers from chocolates and peanut butter cups. Arrange teams on cake playing field, using HERSHEY'S KISSES Milk Chocolates as one team and peanut butter cups as second team. Place HERSHEY'S HUGS Candies as referee officials on the field.
  • 5. Unwrap caramel candies. Make goal posts* in the middle of each goal line on each side of the field by using reserved chocolate frosting to stack and "glue" together 3 caramel candies. Insert floral wire into each twist, bending wire and twist to form "U" shape for goal posts. "Glue" this section with frosting to top of each stack of ROLO caramel candies and anchor with portion of wooden pick pushed into top of each stack. Makes 18 servings.
  • 6. * Goal posts are for decorative purposes only and should not be eaten.
  • GRIDIRON CAKE
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup dairy sour cream
  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 15-1/2 x10-1/2x1-inch disposable foil baking pan or jelly-roll pan.
  • 2. Combine water, butter and cocoa in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture boils. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 3. Stir together sugar, flour, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs and sour cream; beat until blended. Add cocoa mixture; beat just until blended (batter will be thin). Pour into prepared pan.
  • 4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack.

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