Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake

This has been a raved about recipe on The Nest board for a while, I have been wanting to try it but didn't have the special occasion. I am taking the Wilton 1 cake decorating class with my mom, we have to make a cake to bring to class each week. I figure this was a perfect first cake.

I frosted with the buttercream frosting recipe in class, I think the chocolate frosting would be a good addition though. Check back to this blog, as I will add a decorated picture after class tomorrow :-)

Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake (From: Hersheys)
  • 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
  • "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting (recipe can be found here)
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.

1 comment:

Amber said...

I don't think I have ever made a layer cake. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.