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Dandy Cake

Dandy CakeThis dandy of a chocolate sheet cake is first spread with a layer of peanut butter and then a simple chocolate topping. A great cake to take to family gatherings, potlucks and picnics.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup water
1 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
3/4 cup dairy sour cream
3/4 cup REESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter

Chocolate Topping:
2 cups (12-ounce package) HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Grease and flour 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1-inch jelly roll pan.
  3. Combine water, butter and cocoa in small saucepan.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture boils; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; set aside.
  5. Stir together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
  6. Add eggs and sour cream; beat until well blended.
  7. Add cocoa mixture; beat just until blended (batter will be thin).
  8. Pour into prepared pan.
  9. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Do not remove cake from pan; spread peanut butter over warm cake. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  10. Prepare Chocolate Topping; carefully spread over top, covering peanut butter. Allow topping to set; cut into squares.
  11. Chocolate Topping: Place chocolate chips and vegetable shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 1/2 minutes; stir. If necessary, microwave at HIGH an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted when stirred.

Makes 20 to 24 servings.

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