Archive for August 14th, 2010

Oh MY GOODNESS!!  I have found the recipe for a chocoholic’s dream cake!  This recipe is off of the Hershey’s website and is listed on there as Hershey’s Hugs & Kisses Candies Chocolate Cake.  I didn’t have any of the kisses to top it with so I just used the basic name of the cake and frosting recipes, but it doesn’t matter.  The end result is still the same and it is chocolate heaven. The cake is just a good basic chocolate cake but the frosting…oh, the frosting is amazing!  It is thick and fudgy and I could eat it out of the bowl with a spoon by itself.  If you are a chocolate lover, you MUST try this.

Here is the photo tutorial and I listed the complete recipe below the photos: DSC08665 DSC08675 DSC08678 DSC08684 DSC08687 DSC08689  DSC08701 DSC08705 DSC08707  DSC08711 DSC08715  DSC08721 DSC08725DSC08730

For the cake:

1 1/2 sticks butter, softened

1 3/4 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup Hershey’s cocoa

1 1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/3 cups water

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 13×9” baking pan.  Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.  Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla; beat 1 minute on medium speed of mixer.  Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture alternately with the water until well blended.  Pour into the pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting:

1 stick butter

1/2 cup Hershey’s cocoa

3 2/3 cup powdered sugar

1/3 cup milk, heated

1 tsp vanilla

Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat; stir in cocoa.  Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens slightly.  This won’t take long, about 5 minutes at most.  Remove from heat; pour into a small mixer bowl.  Add powdered sugar alternately with the warm milk, beating to spreading consistency.  Stir in vanilla.  Spread frosting while warm and then allow to cool (if you can) before eating.

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