HERSHEY’S “PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” Easter Bunny Cake

From HERSHEY’S

 

HERSHEY’S Easter Bunny cake is so cute and cuddly, it’s an adorable dessert for some Easter party fun. Add the JOLLY RANCHER Jelly Beans to make it extra sweet.

INGREDIENTS

HERSHEY’S “PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” CAKE (recipe below)

Vanilla Frosting (ready to spread or homemade)

Sweetened coconut flakes

2 REESE’S White Peanut Butter Eggs

JOLLY RANCHER Jelly Beans

TWIZZLERS PULL ‘N PEEL Candy

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Prepare HERSHEY’S “PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” Chocolate Cake following directions for using two 9-inch round baking pans. Remove cakes from pans. Reserve one layer for later use.

2.Level cake layer by sliding a wet knife across the top. Cut the cake into 2 equal halves.

3.Attach the two cake halves together using frosting, with the rounded sides facing up and the cut edges on bottom, to create the bunny’s body. Frost the bottom of the bunny’s body and adhere it to a serving plate.

4.Cut a small notch through the two pieces of cake, about 1/3 of the way up one edge of body, to form the shape of the bunny’s head. Use icing to attach the cut piece to the back of the cake to create the bunny’s tail.

5.Frost the bunny, then cover with sweetened coconut flakes. Use your fingers to gently press the coconut into the frosting.

6.Add peanut butter egg “ears”, jelly bean “eyes” and “nose”, and licorice “whiskers”.

 

HERSHEY’S “PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” CAKE

INGREDIENTS

2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

2.Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.

3.Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

 

Find this recipe and more holiday treats at hersheyland.com