Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hershey's 'Perfectly Chocolate' Cake

Another birthday at work last week. This picture is just awful, but the cake turned out much better. There are probably as many chocolate cake recipes as there are chocolate chip cookie recipes. I think this is one of the easiest and best ones. So, if you're ever looking for a good one, here it is.


2 cups granulated sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Hershey's cocoa powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 3 8-inch round baking pans. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. (This can be made in 2 9 inch pans, a 9 x 13 pan, bundt pan, or into cupcakes.

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2/3 cup Hershey's cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.


Katy ~ said...

I absolutely agree! You have to go a long ways to beat this chocolate cake. It's one of my favorite favorites. This is the one I turn to first! I would love a nice thick slice of this right now!

Risa said...

Ooh that looks yummy. Thanks for sharing! I love your recipes.

Donna-FFW said...

I have yet to try this cake. Ive heard raves about it. It looks delicious. Happy to hear you liked it also.

Anj said...

Katy: Yes, this is one good cake. You can't beat Hershey's for sure.

Risa: Thanks so much for stopping by with a comment. The cake IS yummy.

Donna: This cake is super easy and very easy to put together. I'm usually challenged by layered cakes, but this one works well.

Marta said...

The recipe looks fantastic! It looks quick and versatile, I'm sure it was a hit at work :)

Abby said...

I love Hershey's cocoa! It's frosted beautifully.

Emily said...

That is a good chocolate cake! I really like the frosting for that one. Excellent job, Anj.

Trish said...

Oh, I am loving this. Wowsa! Lovely.

Linda said...

I have made this one many times and it is the best. WOW...you have some really nice recipes here! I am adding you to my faves and becoming a follower!! And, I'm with Katy...a nice big slab of this with a glass of milk would taste good right now!!