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HERSHEY'S KISSES Birthday Cake

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

  • PRINT

SKILL LEVEL : intermediatePREP TIME : 45  Minutes

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories730
Calories from Fat260
Total Fat30 g46% DV
Saturated Fat13 g65% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol65 mg22% DV
Sodium530 mg22% DV
Total Carbohydrates119 g40% DV
Dietary Fiber2.0 g8% DV
Sugars97 g
Protein8 g
Vitamin A6% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg15% DV
Iron15% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories730
Calories from Fat260
Total Fat30 g46% DV
Saturated Fat13 g65% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol65 mg22% DV
Sodium530 mg22% DV
Total Carbohydrates119 g40% DV
Dietary Fiber2.0 g8% DV
Sugars97 g
Protein8 g
Vitamin A6% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg15% DV
Iron15% DV
  • 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 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup water boiling
  • VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING (recipe follows)
  • 1 bag HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates (19.75oz)

Directions

  • 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. Makes 12 servings.
  • VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Beat butter in large bowl until creamy. Gradually add about half of the powdered sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually add remaining powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Add additional milk, if necessary, until frosting is spreading consistency. About 2-1/3 cups frosting.

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