Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hershey's Chocolate Cake

I made this cake for my oldest son's birthday (24 years old - I still cannot believe I have a son that old!!!!). It was simple and delicious! I love all things chocolate and this one is near the top of the list. The frosting was a bit too sweet but that was probably my fault. I had forgotten to add the vanilla (this is typical of me - it happens quite often!) so that could be the reason but it was still really good. You can find the recipe on the Hershey website or any number of Hershey cookbooks. This is probably one of their most popular cakes.

Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake

2 cups sugar

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

3/4 cup Hershey's cocoa

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup boiling water

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

2/3 cup Hershey's cocoa

3 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat over to 350 degrees and prepare two 9-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 with mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

To make frosting, stir melted butter into cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla.


Emiline said...

Oh yeah, I've made this one before. It's a good recipe! The frosting was quick to make.

I've been craving chocolate cake lately...

Anonymous said...

Thanks I've been looking for a good cake recipe. Lately mine have been a bit dry.

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy birthday to your son!

Amanda said...

Oooo that sounds good!

Kevin said...

Nice looking cake!