Created by: Chef shapeweaver
Created on August 16, 2012
Categories: Desserts, Cakes, 13x9 Sheet, 8 or 9 Inch, North American, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Kid Pleaser, Birthday, Brunch, Christmas, Cinco de Mayo, Easter, Entertaining, Fall/Autumn, Father's Day, Game/Sports Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Ladies Luncheon, Picnic, Potluck, Summer, Sunday Dinner, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Electric Mixer, Oven Bake, Vegetarian, Make it from scratch, Flour, Chocolate, Spring, Kosher Dairy (more)
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: 15mPT15M
Cook Time: 35mPT35M
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
- 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.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and lightly grease and flour 2 9 inch round cake pans ( I used 8 inch pans ).
In a large bowl stir together sugar,flour,cocoa,baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add eggs, milk, butter, and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer for 2 minutes.
Stir in boiling water( batter will be thin )and pore into prepared pans.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes,remove from pans and finish cooling on wire rack.
Chocolate Frosting: Melt the butter, and stir in cocoa.
Alternately add powdered sugar and milk,beating to spreading consistency.
Add small additional milk if needed.
Stir in vanilla.
Then frost your cooled cake.
- 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