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HERSHEY'S HUGS & KISSES Candies Chocolate Cake


1 hour 10 minutes
Skill Level
12-15 servings

Get sentimental with HERSHEY's HUGS & KISSES Candies Chocolate Cake Recipe, the best chocolate cake topped with HERSHEY'S HUGS & KISSES Milk Chocolates.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
40 minutes
Cool Time
10 minutes


  • 3/4 cup
    softened butter or margarine (175 mL)
  • 1 3/4 cups
    granulated sugar (425 mL)
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract (5 mL)
  • 2 cups
    all-purpose flour (500 mL)
  • 3/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa (175 mL)
  • 1 1/4 tsps
    baking soda (6 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt (2 mL)
  • 1 1/3 cups
    water (325 mL)
  • Cocoa Fudge Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup
    butter or margarine (125 mL)
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa (125 mL)
  • 3 2/3 cups
    icing sugar, about 1 lb (500 g) (900 mL)
  • 1/3 cup
    milk, heated (75 mL)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract (5 mL)
  • HERSHEY'S KISSES Milk Chocolate Candy and HERSHEY'S HUGS Milk Chocolate Candy


Equipment Needed 
oven and stovetop Oven & Stovetop
baking pan 13x9-inch (33x23 cm) Baking Pan
measuring cups Measuring Cups
mixer Mixer
wire rack Wire Rack
saucepan Saucepan

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour a 9 x 13-inch (3 L) baking pan.


Beat the butter and sugar in large bowl until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat 1 minute on medium speed of mixer. Stir flour with cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture, alternating with water to butter mixture, beating until well-blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.


Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack. Cool completely.


Cocoa Fudge Frosting: 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 icing sugar alternately with warm milk, beating to spreading consistency. Stir in vanilla. Spread frosting while still warm. Decorate cake with candies as desired.