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HERSHEY'S Firecracker Cake Recipe

HERSHEY'S Firecracker Cake
Expert Summer

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Skill Level: Expert

Recipe Rating


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cherry pie filling
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping
  • HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolate, HERSHEY'S HUGS Brand Chocolates, HERSHEY'S MINIATURES Chocolate Bars
  • Blueberries, raspberries, halved strawberries
  • 1 TWIZZLERS Strawberry Twists


  • 1. Heat oven to 375 F. Line 15-1/2x10-1/2x1-inch jelly-roll pan with foil; generously grease foil.
  • 2. Beat egg whites in large bowl until foamy; gradually add 1/2 cup granulated sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
  • 3. Beat egg yolks and vanilla in small bowl on high speed of mixer about 3 minutes. Gradually add remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar; continue beating 2 minutes. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to egg yolk mixture alternately with water on low speed, beating just until batter is smooth.
  • 4. Fold chocolate mixture gradually into egg whites; spread evenly in prepared pan.
  • 5. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Immediately loosen cake from edges of pan;invert on towel sprinkled with powdered sugar. Carefully remove foil. Immediately roll cake in towel, starting from narrow end; place on wire rack to cool.
  • 6. Unroll cake; remove towel. Spread with pie filling and 1-1/2 cups whipped topping; reroll cake. Frost cake with remaining whipped topping. Place candies and fruit on frosted cake so that they form stripes around the cake. Add strawberry twist for "wick". Refrigerate until serving time. Makes 18 servings.

Ratings & Reviews

    My 8 year old bugged me all summer to make this out of the cookbook he picked out when we were in Hershey last year. Wow was it great!
    Today is July 3rd and I made th is cake with my granddaughter and grandson. It was a bit time consuming but I didn't think it was all that hard to do. You just have to take your time. It looks awesome! Can't wait to share it with family tomorrow. From what I tasted of the batter it should be terrific. I used a butter cream frosting, homemade of course, and it always goes well with anything chocolate. Shared photo with family in Houston and they were thrilled with how it looked.