Sep 2006

Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Cake with Chocolate Frosting


For cake

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
  • 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

For frosting

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Make cake

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 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 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.

Make frosting

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.

Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Recipe by Hershey’s Kitchens

Substitutions: I used whole wheat flour since it was all that I had on hand. While it sounds kinda weird, it turned out perfectly moist and chocolatey, plus it had extra fiber. For the frosting i used granulated rather than powdered sugar and as a result the frosting was a bit grainy. In the future i will probably run out to the store to get some powdered sugar since I never have it on hand.

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One thought on “Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Cake with Chocolate Frosting

  1. So, the question must be asked — just how perfect is this perfectly chocolate chocolate cake? (once you got the right kind of sugar for the frosting)

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