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Chocolate Mini Kisses Truffle Cake

Chocolate Mini Kisses Truffle CakeThis fudgey chocolate cake has the taste and smooth texture of a chocolate truffle.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups butter (no substitutes)
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa or HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar - divided use
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 large eggs, separated
1 cup HERSHEY'S MINI KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
2 teaspoons HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa or HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1 (8-ounce) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Grease bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  2. Melt butter in medium microwave-safe bowl; add 3/4 cup cocoa and 1 cup sugar, stirring until well blended. Cool 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in flour and vanilla; add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Beat egg whites with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in medium bowl until soft peaks form; gradually fold into chocolate mixture. Add chocolates. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or just until edges are firm (1-inch circle in center will be soft). With spatula, loosen cake from side of pan. Cool completely on wire rack; remove side of pan.
  6. Cover; refrigerate at least 6 hours.
  7. Sift 2 teaspoons cocoa over whipped topping; stir until well blended. Garnish cake with chocolate topping.
  8. Cut cake while cold; garnish with additional chocolates.

Makes 10 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens, and reprinted with permission of The Hershey Company. © The Hershey Company.