Chocolate Gone Fishing Cake Recipe
- 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
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.