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Chilled Chocolate Glazed Cake


9 hours 15 minutes
Skill Level
1 cake

Your favorite cake can become your favorite summer recipe with a little time to chill. Try this chocolate marbled icebox cake for a summer birthday or 4th of July picnic. The chilled chocolate glaze made with HERSHEY'S Syrup is the icing on this icy treat.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Bake Time
35 minutes
Cool Time
15 minutes
Chill Time
8 hours


  • 2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 cup
  • 1/4 cup
    butter or margarine (1/2 stick), softened
  • 1-1/2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 1 cup
    buttermilk or sour milk*
  • 4
    egg whites, at room temperature

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
baking pan 13x9x2-inch pan
mixing bowl mixing bowl
mixer mixer
measuring cup measuring cups
wire rack wire rack
bowl bowl
refrigerator refrigerator

Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Heat oven to 350°F.


Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add shortening, butter, vanilla and buttermilk; beat on low speed of electric mixer until blended. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Add egg whites and beat 2 additional minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan.


Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare Chocolate Syrup Glaze. Carefully pierce cake in pan with fork to depth of cake making parallel rows about 1 inch apart, covering both length and width of cake. Spoon prepared glaze over warm cake allowing the mixture to flow into holes and completely glaze top. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.


Prepare Chocolate Syrup Whipped Cream; frost cake. Refrigerate leftover cake. 

Chocolate Syrup Glaze: Sprinkle 1 envelope unflavored gelatin over 1/4 cup cold water in small bowl; let stand 2 minutes to soften. Add 1/4 cup boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved and mixture is clear. Stir in 1 cup HERSHEY'S Syrup. About 1-1/2 cups glaze.

Chocolate Syrup Whipped Cream: Beat 1 cup (1/2 pt.) cold whipping cream, 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Syrup and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar in medium bowl until stiff. Use immediately or cover and refrigerate. About 2 cups whipped cream.


* To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar and milk to equal 1 cup.

*1 package (18.5 oz.) white cake mix baked as directed on package can be substituted for above white cake. (DO NOT USE PUDDING-IN-THE MIX CAKE.)

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