Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake

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Ingredients

  • 2 cup(s) sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup(s) flour
  • 3/4 cup(s) cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup(s) milk
  • 1/2 cup(s) vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoon(s) vanilla
  • 1 cup(s) boiling water

Preparation

  1. 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  2. 2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a 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.
  3. 3. 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. Frost with Perfectly Chocolate Frosting.

  4. VARIATIONS:
  5. One-Pan Cake: Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely. Frost.
  6. Three Layer Cake: Grease and flour three 8-inch round baking pans. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost.
  7. Bundt Cake: Grease and flour 12-cup bundt pan. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 50 to 55 minutes. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost.
  8. Cupcakes: Line muffin cups with paper bake cups. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Fill cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 22 to 25 minutes. Cool completely. Frost.
January 2014

This recipe is a personal recipe added by tjcavallucci and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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