Yes, that's right. CHOCOLATE. Not sure how and why I ended up making a Hershey's Chocolate cake with only 3 people in the household on a weekday? Well, as I was cleaning my pantry, I was trying to move away the Hershey's Cocoa Powder to give way for me reaching some cupcake liners, then I somehow held on to the Cocoa Powder container and looked at the back of it and started reading these simple ingredients that I had in my pantry, well close to 2 hours later, a "Perfectly" Hershey's Chocolate cake has been baked w/ Frosting and all from Scratch!
I have to say, it's super moist and just taste good! Followed the instructions to a tee. Highly recommend this cake, it can also be done into a bunt cake, cupcakes and baked in a 13x9 inch baking pan if you wish. I did not alter anything at all.
I apologize in advance as I was trying to condensed some photos and did not have a picture by picture step of how to do this cake, but it's really simple to follow.
As adapted from Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake
FOR THE CAKE
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
(2) 9 in pans
FOR THE FROSTING
1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
2/3 cup cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350 degrees
|Grease and Flour 2 (9) inch pans, I recommend to place parchment paper so that way it won't stick.|
|Add your DRY ingredients together|
|Then add your WET ingredients, Egg, Milk, Oil and Vanilla|
Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin)
Pour into 2 greased and floured 9" round pans.
7. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
8. Cool 10 minutes, then remove to wire racks and cool completely.
9. Frost with "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting.
Note: This also makes about 30 cupcakes.
1. Melt butter.
2. Stir in cocoa.
3. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on medium speed to spreading consistency.
4. Add more milk, if needed.
Now LOOK at this Moist, Rich Chocolate Cake! Hope you try making this one day!