Hidden Kisses Cake
 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½-1 teaspoon peppermint extract depending on how much peppermint flavor you'd like
  • 30 Hershey's Kisses ( in any variety you choose, I mixed dark chocolate and peppermint)
Instructions
  1. In large mixing bowl beat butter with sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add in eggs one at a time mixing thoroughly.
  3. Add in flour, vanilla, and peppermint extract until smooth and well blended.
  4. This is a thick batter, you'll need to spread it.
  5. Spray a ¼ sheet pan with a baking spray, spread batter evenly over pan.
  6. Place Hershey's kisses into cake batter in a grid pattern
  7. Bake cake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Allow cake to cool.
  9. Spread icing over top of the cake and add lines of colored icing and swirl it with the tip of a spatula or knife to mix the colors.
  10. The cake can be served slightly warm, the kisses will then be soft and the icing will drip down the sides of the cake slices as it's sliced or you can serve the cake completely cooled.
  11. Cut the cake to have a kiss in the center of each piece.
Notes
3 cups powdered sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon corn syrup and three-four tablespoons water to have the icing be spreadable without being too thin or too runny.(add 1 teaspoons vanilla or peppermint extract to this mixture)
Separate the icing into three bowls and tint one with red coloring and one with pink coloring and leave one white.
Spread the white icing over the cake, make some lines with the other colored frostings and swirl with the end of a spatula, spreader or knife to swirl the colors in a figure 8 pattern to create a swirled design.
Recipe by Created by Diane at https://www.createdby-diane.com/2016/12/hidden-kisses-cake.html