Today I baked a triple layer chocolate cake with Hershey Bar frosting (and I didn’t even lick the frosting. I’m kind of off my restricted diet but kind of not):

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I only had two 9″ cake pans, so the top layer is a little smaller than the bottom two. The layers also came out lopsided. I hope it tastes good. I suspect my oven runs hot, so I may have overbaked the cakes. This is a new cake recipe, but the frosting I have made before. It is super fudgy and thick and rich.
Read on for the recipe …

I can’t share the cake recipe because the friend who gave it to me made it sound kind of secret. Use your favorite cake recipe then frost with this decadent frosting!
Hershey Bar Frosting (recipe from The Birthday Cake Book by Sylvia Thompson)
Makes enough to frost a triple layer cake
5 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (not Dutch process)
7 tablespoons whole milk
1 3/4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
2 giant bars (14 ounces) Hershey’s milk chocolate, melted
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
In a mixing bowl or food processor, blend the powdered sugar and cocoa. Melt the butter and milk together over low heat (or in the microwave, if you prefer). While the mixture is still hot, add it to the sugar/cocoa mixture, along with the melted chocolate and vanilla. Beat until smooth and glossy. Use IMMEDIATELY. This frosting firms up very quickly, so you have to work fast.

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9 Responses to cake

  1. Kylie says:

    Looks like heaven!YUMMY 🙂

  2. brit says:

    don’t you find it embarrassing when you begin licking the computer screen?

  3. kate says:

    Since you can’t, who is eating these delicious confections? Feel free to ship some out to the east coast!

  4. Becca says:

    Oh man, my dad would love that frosting. I’m going to have to find that book.

  5. katie says:

    Mmmmmmm. Looks delish! Do you find that once you’ve been on a special diet for a certain number of days, it gets easier to say no to whatever it is you aren’t supposed to eat? I have always had that experience. Thanks for the frosting recipe!

  6. Adrienne says:

    wow…looks great… I cant wait to try that frosting :O)

  7. Deb says:
    how about this chocolate?

  8. Bonnita says:

    I bought a book the other day I thought you may enjoy yourself.
    101 Things to do with a Cake Mix
    By Stepahnie Ashcraft

  9. Tara says:

    I ran into your journal by accident. I just want to say that it’s such a cool weblog, and the desserts that you make looks so delicious. Thanks so much for sharing all these ^^.

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