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Hershey's Chocolate Cake & Frosting

"I first found this recipe on " ZAAR " now a defunct site, it was posted to that site by DiSharf. Then I realized this recipe was on the back of the Hershey's Cocoa Powder can. I did a search on this site and it wasn't here. To me this is the best chocolate ever, if you try it I hope you will say the same thing.(This is also good with Peanut Butter Frosting) Posted to " ZAZZ " on August 16th., 2012"

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Prep Time: 15m

Cook Time: 35m

   

Servings: 12  

 
 
  • 5.0000

Love this cake ! I originally had the recipe printed out from Recipe Zaar, used it so many times I can hardly read the paper now - all splattered with chocolate :) I went searching through Food.com, finally found kittencal and ended up here - so glad.... Read more

  Ingredients
 
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  • FOR CHOCOLATE CAKE
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa (I've used store brands, and they've worked just fine)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (melted, or 1/2 cup vegetable oil I used the oil)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup water (boiling water)
  • CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 

What You Will Need



No special items needed.
  How to Make
 
 

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and lightly grease and flour 2 9 inch round cake pans ( I used 8 inch pans ).

Step 2

In a large bowl stir together sugar,flour,cocoa,baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Step 3

Add eggs, milk, butter, and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Stir in boiling water( batter will be thin )and pore into prepared pans.

Step 5

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Step 6

Cool for 10 minutes,remove from pans and finish cooling on wire rack.

Step 7

Chocolate Frosting: Melt the butter, and stir in cocoa.

Step 8

Alternately add powdered sugar and milk,beating to spreading consistency.

Step 9

Add small additional milk if needed.

Step 10

Stir in vanilla.

Step 11

Then frost your cooled cake.

  Nutritional Facts
 
 
  • Serving Size: 1 (192.3 g)
  • Calories 513.4
  • Total Fat - 11 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 58 mg
  • Sodium - 5159.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 104.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.9 g
  • Sugars - 84.9 g
  • Protein - 6 g
  • Calcium - 101.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg
  Reviews
 
 
8 reviews

Great "tried and true" recipe that always pleases. My son requested it for his birthday and I was glad that you shared it here with your "Zazz" family. We love the accompanying chocolate frosting and will be sure to try the peanut butter as you suggested - but made it for DS this time with his favorite - white frosting. Just goes to show that it is a classic and versatile recipe. Thanks shapeweaver!

 

Review by acerast

Fabulous cake, especially with Peanut Butter Frosting!

 

Review by JoJo

Love this cake ! I originally had the recipe printed out from Recipe Zaar, used it so many times I can hardly read the paper now - all splattered with chocolate :) I went searching through Food.com, finally found kittencal and ended up here - so glad I found this site. Can't wait to try some now recipes from here ~~ mainemom

 

Review by 58241950

I've made this cake on many occasions it's a fantastic chocolate cake!

 

Review by medgirl42

This is the very best chocolate cake around I also have made it and now that I just saw this recipe I`m going to make it again soon, that idea that a member mentioned in their review with espresso sounds fantastic, homemade chocolate cake doesn`t get better than this recipe. Try this cake you won`t be sorry!

 

Review by Classy87

The best chocolate cake is this recipe! I`ve been making it for years and it never fails me, I also put 2 tablespoons of instant espresso and most always use Hershey`s cocoa, I also add 2 teaspoons to the chocolate frosting recipe. If anyone wants the best chocolate cake recipe you should try this one! thank you for posting this recipe here!

 

Review by MissTwiss

I made this cake a while back but forgot to rate it, I would love to rate it more than 5 stars, this is a really good chocolate cake recipe, thanks for posting it here!

 

Review by CeeCeeinCA

Best chocolate cake I've ever made!

 

Review by MiniMia