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HERSHEY'S HUGS and KISSES Candies Chocolate Cake Recipe

HERSHEY'S HUGS and KISSES Candies Chocolate Cake

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Skill Level: Beginner

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  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • HERSHEY'S HUGS Brand Candies and HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S Dutch Processed Cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar


  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  • 2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat 1 minute on medium speed of mixer. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add alternately with water to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • 3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost with COCOA FUDGE FROSTING. Remove wrappers from candies; garnish cake as desired with candies. Makes 12 servings.
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
  • 3-2/3 cups (1 lb.) powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk, heated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat; stir in cocoa. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat; pour into small mixer bowl. Add powdered sugar alternately with warm milk, beating to spreading consistency. Stir in vanilla. Spread frosting while warm. About 2-1/2 cups frosting.
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Ratings & Reviews

    OMG! I took this to a family gathering today! 4 teens, 4 adults, 2 children and it was gone! This is just the best chocolate cake and the frosting was to die for! Of course, the finishing touch were the kisses and hugs!
    My favorite chocolate cakes have always been ones made with buttermilk.But this cake is fantastic.I dont know what makes it not only moist,but melts in your mouth like a candy bar,but it is the best chocolate cake I have ever made!! It is great it doesnt call for special ingredients,but the end result is very special indeed!
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