Chocolate Gone Fishing Cake Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 3/4 cup butter, softened
<br>- 1 2/3 cups white sugar
<br>- 3 eggs
<br>- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
<br>- 2 cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 2/3 cup HERSHEY®'S Cocoa Powder
<br>- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
<br>- 1 teaspoon salt
<br>- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
<br>- 1 1/3 cups water
<br>- 1 (16 ounce) package vanilla frosting
<br>- 3 drops blue food coloring
<br>- 1 drop yellow food coloring
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Heat oven to 350 F.  Grease and flour one 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
<br>step 2: Combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl; beat on high speed of mixer 3 minutes.  Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with water to butter mixture, beating until blended.  Pour batter into prepared pan.
<br>step 3: Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack.  Cool completely.
<br>step 4: Add blue food color to about 1/2 cup frosting; add yellow food color to about 1 tablespoon frosting; set aside.  Frost top and sides of cake, if desired,  with white frosting.  Spread blue frosting to resemble water over  white frosting  at bottom one-third of cake.  Yellow frosting will be used to create the sun.   Use candy-coated peanut butter pieces for the sun rays.  Garnish cake to resemble fishing scene using fish-shaped crackers, fish-shaped candies, and pull and peel licorice.   12 to 15  servings.
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Ingredients
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 2/3 cups white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup HERSHEY®'S Cocoa Powder
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/3 cups water
- 1 (16 ounce) package vanilla frosting
- 3 drops blue food coloring
- 1 drop yellow food coloring

Directions
step 1: Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour one 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
step 2: Combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl; beat on high speed of mixer 3 minutes. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with water to butter mixture, beating until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
step 3: Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.
step 4: Add blue food color to about 1/2 cup frosting; add yellow food color to about 1 tablespoon frosting; set aside. Frost top and sides of cake, if desired, with white frosting. Spread blue frosting to resemble water over white frosting at bottom one-third of cake. Yellow frosting will be used to create the sun. Use candy-coated peanut butter pieces for the sun rays. Garnish cake to resemble fishing scene using fish-shaped crackers, fish-shaped candies, and pull and peel licorice. 12 to 15 servings.

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