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DIY birthday cake recipe

Shacky Birthday Episode: 01

All Hugs and Kisses Birthday Cake

Looking for a birthday tradition to start in the family? What could be better than homemade birthday cakes for your kiddos. This All Hugs and Kisses Cake is customizable to your champ’s interests and likings with the best recipe ever for a chocolate cake. So, go ahead and make this cake for the sweetest gift for your kid.

Prep Time: 45 Minutes

Yield: 12 Servings

Skill Level: Intermediate

All you will need is:

For Cake:

2 cups Sugar 

1-¾ cups All-Purpose Flour 

¾ cup Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa 

1-½ teaspoons Baking Powder 

1-½ teaspoons Baking Soda 

1 teaspoon Salt 

2 Eggs 

1 cup Milk 

½ cup Vegetable Oil 

2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract 

1 cup Water Boiling 

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting 

1 bag Hershey’s Kisses Brand Milk Chocolates

1 bag Hershey’s Hugs Brand Milk Chocolates

Also see: Shacky Birthday Episode: 02 “Clown Sundae”

For Frosting:

⅓ cup butter or margarine, softened 

4 cups powdered sugar 

3 to 4 tablespoons milk 

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

All you need to do is:

For Cake:

Heat the oven to 375°F. 

Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans. 

Stir together in a bowl 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 and beat till the batter is thin.

Pour the batter into prepared pans. 

Bake 30 to 35 minutes for round pans until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. 

Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. 

Frost with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. 

Remove the wrappers from chocolates and garnish on top and sides of cake. 

For Frosting:

Beat butter in large bowl until creamy. 

Gradually add about half of the powdered sugar, beating well. 

Slowly beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually add remaining powdered sugar, beating until smooth. 

Add additional milk, if necessary, until frosting is spreading consistency.

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