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Hershey's ® Gridiron Cake

Hershey's ® Gridiron Cake

"Chocolate sheet cake decorated to look like a football field with chocolate Kisses and peanut butter cups as the players."
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servings 560 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 560 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 27.3 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 73.2g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 343 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour 15-1/2 x10-1/2x1-inch disposable foil baking pan or jelly-roll pan.
  2. Combine water, butter and cocoa in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture boils. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat; set aside.
  3. Stir together sugar, flour, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs and sour cream; beat until blended. Add cocoa mixture; beat just until blended (batter will be thin). Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack.
  5. For chocolate frosting, stir cocoa into 1/3 cup frosting; stir until smooth. Tint 1/3 cup frosting orange with 1 drop red food color and 2 drops yellow food color; stir until blended. Tint remaining frosting green with 2 or 3 drops green food color; stir until blended.
  6. Mark "end zones", 2 inches wide at each end of cake, using wooden pick; frost one end zone with chocolate frosting and the other end zone with orange frosting. Frost the area between end zones with green frosting; mark 5 yard lines with wooden pick. Place white chips all across cake on yard lines.
  7. Use white chips to spell out "HERSHEY'S" on chocolate end zone; use brown Reese's Pieces on the goal line. Use yellow Reese's Pieces to spell out "REESE'S" on orange end zone. Use orange Reece's Pieces on the goal line.
  8. Remove wrappers from Kisses, peanut butter cups and Hugs. Arrange teams on cake playing field, using Kisses as one team and peanut butter cups as second team. Place Hugs as referee officials on the field.
  9. Unwrap Rolos; for goal posts, stack 3 Rolos in the middle of each goal line on each side of field. Shape strawberry twists into "U" shapes for goal posts. "Glue" with frosting to top of each stack of Rolos.

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  1. 49 Ratings

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Confession -- my dh cheated and used (gasp!) a BOX MIX for the cake part. Still quite tasty. THe decorating was fun for him. Use Reese Sticks for the goal posts. Licorice just seemed impossi...

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Easy enough at the beginning, I used a cake mix instead of making it from scratch, but the decorations were so intricate for me! Mine definitly did not turn out like the perfect picture and I mi...

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Confession -- my dh cheated and used (gasp!) a BOX MIX for the cake part. Still quite tasty. THe decorating was fun for him. Use Reese Sticks for the goal posts. Licorice just seemed impossi...

I just made this cake for my son's 5th birthday. It turned out sooooooo incredibly cute, not to mention delicious. I'm planning on making another one for my Super Bowl get together.

I have the secret on how to bend the goal post (thanks to my husband!). Pull the licorice in the microwave 6-8 secs. The licorice will be soft, then you form the goal posts & let it set for 10...

Okay, I'm the biggest cheater! I've been so busy preparing other dishes for the annual superbowl bash that making a cake from scratch is what I PREFER but do not have much time for...thus, I use...

This is so much fun to make--and even more fun to show off! I brought it to a SuperBowl party for our church youth group and they used it as a centerpiece. They even took my picture with it fo...

The cake itself was truly awesome. It's super moist and would be great even without frosting, if you wanted to use it in another recipe. I gave it only a four star rating because of the cost(al...

If you have the time, this cake is really great. You will not believe how well received it will be at parties. You will be the hit! Definitely go with boxed cake mix to save time! And yeah, the ...

Made for the Superbowl and was a big hit! Cake tasted great and everyone loved the decorating. Two things: The frosting doesn't come out the right color, more pastel but still okay and next t...

This cake was a hit for a 12 yr old birthday party! I used a regular cake mix & I do agree it gets alittle pricey with all the little candies.For the goal post I used flexible straws.I cut them ...

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