CHIPITS Signature Birthday Cake Recipe

HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Signature Birthday Cake Recipe

Show some love with this homemade birthday cake! The HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Signature Birthday Cake will have the crowd saying same cake next year!

30 min
40 min


3/4 cupsoftened butter (175 mL)
1 1/2 cupsgranulated sugar (375 mL)
2 eggs (2)
1/2 cupsour cream (125 mL)
1 tspeach instant coffee and vanilla extract (5 mL)
1 1/2 cupsall-purpose flour (375 mL)
2/3 cupHERSHEY'S Cocoa (150 mL)
3/4 tspbaking powder (4 mL)
1/2 tspeach baking soda and salt (2 mL)
3/4 cupboiling water (175 mL)
1 2/3 cupsCHIPITS Milk Chocolate Chips, divided (270 g)
4 cupsFluffy Vanilla Frosting* or prepared frosting (approx.) (1 L)
Additional CHIPITS Milk Chocolate Chips for garnish


    1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease and line two 8-inch (1.3 L) round cake pans. Beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir sour cream with instant coffee and vanilla; beat into butter mixture. Sift flour with the cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl; add to butter mixture and mix on low until just combined.

    2. On low speed, slowly pour boiling water into batter; mix until smooth (scraping bowl as needed). Stir in 1 cup (250 mL) chocolate chips. Divide evenly between prepared cake pans; smooth tops. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in pans for 15 minutes; turn onto a rack to cool completely before frosting.

    3. Place one cake layer onto a cake stand. Add a layer of frosting; sprinkle evenly with remaining chocolate chips. Top with remaining cake layer; frost top and sides with remaining frosting. Garnish cake with the additional chocolate chips (as desired).

    Makes 12 servings.

    *Fluffy Vanilla Frosting:
    Beat 1 cup (250 mL) softened butter in a large bowl until very smooth. Add 4 cups (1 L) icing sugar, 1/2 cup (125 mL) whipping cream and 1 tbsp (15 mL) vanilla extract. Beat on low until combined; beat on high for 3 minutes or until very fluffy.

    Makes 4 cups (1 L).
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