Candy Cane Kisses Chocolate Sponge Cake

 

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Out of all the Hershey’s kisses on the market, candy cane is by far my favorite.

I love it so much I buy bags after the Holiday is over to have them year round and drop one or two in my coffee to cool myself a little bit during the hot summer season.

Then it’s the pumpkin spice one (another seasonal), caramel and so on.

Hubby’s favorite are the classic milk kisses which is perfectly fine with me, I don’t have to hide any of mine because I know he has to be really desperate to touch the candy cane kisses. Mmmm, more for me. Aren’t they just pretty?

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Yesterday I have been baking a storm. I knew I wanted to share a candy cane recipe with you today for our 4th week of Christmas treats, but in the same time I wanted to keep things on the pink/healthy side for the breast cancer awareness week.

After three attempts, I finally nailed it.

These are not exactly healthy, nor pink, but they are gluten free with a little bit of pink. Let’s just say they fit a little the Christmas/healthy/pink theme.

This cake reminds me of a cake my Mom used to make us around Christmas, very similar with the Australian lamingotns.

You start with whipped egg whites, slowly adding the rest of the ingredients making sure the batter is still sponge like.

You can probably make a chocolate syrup for these squares also, but I choose to dress them with some finely chopped candy cane kisses.

Candy Cane Kisses Chocolate Sponge Cake

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes

Total Time: 20 hours

Yield: one 8X8 baking pan

Candy Cane Kisses Chocolate Sponge Cake

A gluten-free chocolate sponge cake dressed for Christmas with the help of finely chopped Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs (whites and eggs separated)
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp (10 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp (16 grams) corn starch
  • 2 tbsp (15 grams) gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped Hershey's kisses
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup chopped Hershey's kisses

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside
  2. In a clean, grease free, mixing bowl which the egg whites with the pinch of salt until soft peaks form.
  3. Slowly add the sugar and keep whisking until firm peaks form and the egg whites are glossy.
  4. Add the egg yolks, cocoa, corn starch, flour, baking powder and the 2 tbsp. of finely chopped kisses slowly incorporating them making sure you don't lose all the air in the egg whites.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 8-9 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. As soon as you take it out of the oven, sprinkle the remaining chopped kisses, the heat from the cake will slowly melting them.
  7. Cool completely before cutting into squares.
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Comments

  1. says

    The minute I saw these on my linky, I knew they were yours. They are SO your style and there’s something about your photography that is very your style too (a good thing!).

  2. says

    I love your Christmas baking posts….and now with this beautiful candy cane topping over chocolate cake-just so much baking fun;-) I’ll be on the lookout for the candy cane kisses;-)

  3. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says

    I love those peppermint kisses too…what a great idea to plop one into coffee:-) Your pics are gorgeous!!!

  4. says

    Nooo, I can’t handle X-mas recipes yet, lol. I haven’t even put out my Halloween decs, (yes it’s been that kinda year). But I do have to say I really would like one of these.
    -Gina-

  5. says

    I thought those little candy cane kisses alone were dangerous, but I think these brownies may be even more so. They are so pretty too! Definitely going on my holiday bake list!

  6. Suzanne Platt (@YouMadeThatblog) says

    I like those candy cane kisses too. Super idea to incorporate them with breast cancer awareness too. The look great Roxana!

  7. says

    Hi, I just came from Triberr. This recipe looks so delish, I’m going to have to try it. I’m all for anything chocolate and I do enjoy the peppermint especially during the holidays.

    I’m a new follower, hope you can stop by when you have a chance.

    Joanne

  8. says

    Wait a sec, is it only me who’ve never seen those candy cane kisses?!?!?! They are SUPER adorable and your bars are even cuter!!! I’m imagining your Christmas is filled with beautiful baked goods. I haven’t been in holiday spirit yet till now. Actually your wonderful treats make me excited for coming holidays~~! :)

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