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Hershey Bar Cake

Hershey Bar Cake

Ingredients

Cake layers Ingredients

  • 2 boxes of German Chocolate
  • 2 3.4 oz instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 C canola oil
  • 2 1/2 C water

Frosting Ingredients

  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 24 oz cool whip
  • 2 C sugar
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 2 C pecan chips
  • 2 Large Hershey chocolate bars

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients

  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C heavy whipping cream

Chocolate Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1/2 C cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 piping bag fitted with a star tip
  • 6 mini hershey chocolate bars
  • 1 container of chocolate sprinkles

Tools

  • 2 9 inch springform pans or cake pans
  • cheese grater
  • cake slicer
  • 10 in cake board

Instructions

Cake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two 9 inch springform pans with parchment paper and spray with pam baking spray
  2. Using a standing mixer, combine the cake mix, vanilla pudding, eggs, canola oil, and water and mix until combined
  3. Divide batter between the two springform pans and bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center
  4. Once baked, allow the cakes to cool completely on a wire rack

Frosting directions:

  1. Grate the Hershey chocolate bars and set aside
  2. Using a standing mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar for 5-10 minutes until combined
  3. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar until smooth
  4. Fold in the cool whip, pecan chips, and grated chocolate
  5. Mix until combined
  6. Using a cake slicer, slice the two cakes into two layers each. You should have a total of 4 layers

Chocolate ganache directions:

  1. Using a small sauce pan, heat up the heavy whipping cream until slightly simmering
  2. Place the chocolate chips into a heat proof bowl
  3. Pour the hot whipping cream into the bowl with the chocolate chips and whisk until smooth
  4. Pour ganache into a squeeze bottle and set aside

Cake Decorating directions:

  1. Place one of the cake layers onto the cake board
  2. Scoop two cups of the frosting onto the top of the cake
  3. Smooth with a knife
  4. Place the second layer onto the top of the first
  5. Scoop another cup of frosting onto the cake and smooth
  6. Repeat steps with the last two cake layers
  7. Once the layers are stacked frost the cake with the remaining frosting
  8. Using the chocolate ganache, drizzle around the top edge of the cake that way it drips down.
  9. Cover the top of the cake with the remaining chocolate ganache
  10. Set aside so that the ganache can cool

Chocolate frosting directions:

  1. Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, cocoa, powdered sugar, vanilla and heavy whipping cream until smooth and thick.
  2. Add in a few tbsp of heavy whipping cream to thin out your frosting if its to thick
  3. Scoop frosting into the piping bag
  4. Pipe dollops of frosting around the top of the cake
  5. Place Hershey bars on alternating dollops of frosting
  6. Sprinkle the chocolate sprinkles onto the dollops of frosting that don't have a Hershey bar.
  7. Enjoy!!!