May 26, 2009

Chocolate Kisses Cake - A BIG HIT!

I made this Chocolate Kiss Cake for my daughters birthday this past weekend and it was a huge hit. The best part is it's very easy to make. It was a box cake mix and 3 different kinds of Frosting (from the can of coarse). And the most important ingredient...a lot of love.


Ingredients:
1 Devil's Food Cake Mix (add and mix according to the box)
1 tsp coconut extract (no one will even know its there, but they will wonder what it is)
1 bag Hershey Kisses

Cake:
Grease 2 9 inch Round Cake Pans. Line pans with parchment paper. Spray inside of pans with baking spray. Bake according to the box instructions or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. I try to check my cakes 5 minutes before it is supposed to be done just in case.

Filling:
1/2 can Fudge Chocolate Chip Frosting

Frosting:
1 Can Chocolate Fudge Frosting, 1 Can buttercream frosting, 1 can whipped buttercream frosting (I did this because the original picture had white frosting, but I do not like the whipped frosting by itself)
Add a little powdered sugar with a mixer to stiffen the frosting a bit (about 1 Cup)
1 tsp almond extract.

Mix everything together until thick and creamy.

To Frost the cake:

Allow both layers to cool completely. Level out the cakes. Place one layer onto the serving platter and place parchment pieces under the bottom to make clean up a cinch (do not just put one whole piece under the entire bottom, or it will be very difficult to remove the paper). Dump half the chocolate chip frosting onto the middle of the 1st layer and carefully spread outwards until the entire layer is covered and level. Place second layer on top. Dump a large amount of the chocolate buttercream frosting onto the top of the cake and work the frosting to the edges and then allow it to fall over the sides, so you can then work the frosting down the sides. When done frosting, peel Hershey Kisses and push them into the side of the cake and place kisses on the top of the cake. Serve and watch it disappear!

The best part of making the cake...my daughters smiling face!

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