Hershey's® Hugs and Kisses Valentine Cake

Hershey's® Hugs and Kisses Valentine Cake


"A rich chocolate heart-shaped cake is covered with whipped cream frosting, then garnished in the center with a chocolate heart, and chocolate candies."
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servings 978 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 978 kcal
  • 49%
  • Fat:
  • 60.1 g
  • 92%
  • Carbs:
  • 99g
  • 32%
  • Protein:
  • 14 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Sodium:
  • 393 mg
  • 16%

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.
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  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and line bottoms of two 9-inch heart-shaped baking pans with wax paper.* Remove wrappers from 24 Hugs and 24 Kisses; chop into 1/4-inch pieces.
  2. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl until creamy. Add eggs; beat well. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture alternately with milk to butter mixture, beating well after each addition. Stir in chopped chocolate. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans on wire racks. Remove from pans; cool completely .
  4. Place chocolate chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 30 seconds to 1 minute or until chocolate is melted when stirred. Trace 5-inch heart shape on paper; place wax paper over top. Place melted chip mixture in bottom of sturdy seal-top plastic bag; using scissors, snip off small corner at bottom. Pipe melted chocolate over heart; refrigerate until firm.
  5. Prepare Whipped Cream Frosting: Place 1 tablespoon cold water in small cup; sprinkle 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin over top. Let stand several minutes to soften. Stir in 2 tablespoons boiling water until gelatin is completely dissolved and mixture is clear. Beat 2 cups (1 pt.) cold whipping cream and 1/3 cup powdered sugar in large bowl until stiff. Pour in gelatin mixture; beat until well blended and thickened. Stir in 5 drops red food color, if desired.
  6. Reserve 1 cup of frosting; set aside. Frost between layers, sides and top of cake. Place reserved frosting in sturdy seal-top plastic bag with star tip; pipe rosettes along top of cake. Unwrap 17 Hugs; place on top of rosettes. Unwrap 32 Kisses; place along bottom edge of cake. Remove chocolate heart from wax paper; place in center of cake. Cover and refrigerate cake.
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  1. 12 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Was really yummy. I topped with chocolate frosting. Reminded me of a "chocolate chip cookie' cake.

Most helpful critical review

The frosting is horrible. This recipe is expensive to make.

The frosting is horrible. This recipe is expensive to make.

Was really yummy. I topped with chocolate frosting. Reminded me of a "chocolate chip cookie' cake.

I made this cake for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day and he loved it. It turned out exactly like the picture and I have never made a cake from scratch before. It was fun and it tasted fantast...

I didn't much care for the icing...but it's what's inside that counts-:o)(yeah, like Hershey's Hugs!wink!wink!)

Awesome cake!!!

I made this cake for our anniversary and my husband loved it. It was great, considering I can ruin almost everything I get my hands on.

Naturally i made this cake for Valentines day. It was my first experience making a cake from scratch and it turned out great! I stayed away from the frosting and just dyed a store bought brand.

This cake tastes like a big chocolate cookie but cake like. What i di was i madea butter cream frosting that is on this website instead of using the suggested frosting. Everyone else loved the c...

The cake was OK. I'd use a mix next time. But the cake was just too cute. Great Valentine's cake!