The Best Chocolate Cake Ever

Monday, October 25, 2010

I am asked for this recipe all the time. It is so good! I made it for my brother in law's birthday. He has been asking for it since the end of June. I found this recipe on the Hershey Chocolate website. It is such an easy recipe. I have made some minor adjustments. This is always a hit. I want to thank my brother in law Gordon for taking this picture.

  • 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
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans. 

2. 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. 

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. 10 to 12 servings. 

I make this into a three layer cake. I make some cake filling for the the layers. It is the best filling ever. It is so easy and, in my opinion, makes the cake. All you need to do is pick out an instant pudding and for this recipe I used Chocolate Fudge. So you throw the the pudding powder into the stand mixer and 1 and a half cups of heavy whipping cream and voila you have some great cake filling. After the cake has cooled wrap in plastic wrap and place the layers (separately) in the freezer. When you are ready and the cake is frozen enough than layer the cake with the filling and top with the next layer. When you have assembled the cake wrap it once more and put it back in the freezer. When you feel like the cake is frozen enough ( we aren't wanting crystals to form here ) ice it with your favorite chocolate buttercream recipe. Than always decorate it with some chocolate candies. The favorite seems to be the malt balls. 

This is a great cake. Trust me when I say that when you make this ALL will be grabbing a fork. 

if you have any question feel free and ask by way of leaving a comment  


Michelle said...

Amanda. Sounds yummy, but when you say: Favorite Chocolate Buttercream, does that mean you're going to share THAT recipe, too? I have 2 that I LIKE, but not one that I LOVE.

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cynthia said...

amanda, no way! i have been making the chocolate cake on the side of the hershey's can for years. only i HAVE to decrease the leaving to only 1 tsp powder and 1 tsp soda or else the cake caves in. gotta love baking here at high altitude!

does your cake not cave with that much leavening? and freezing it before frosting sounds fantastic. i use the chocolate frostin recipe from hershey's baking chocolate. easy and yum.

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