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Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake, by , is from Lingenfelter Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lori Perkins

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
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

Directions:
Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350F. 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.

VARIATIONS:
ONE-PAN CAKE: Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Heat oven to 350 F. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely. Frost.
THREE LAYER CAKE: Grease and flour three 8-inch round baking pans. Heat oven to 350F. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost.
BUNDT CAKE: Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube pan. Heat oven to 350F. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 50 to 55 minutes. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 Minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is obviously NOT my recipe, but it is my go-to homemade chocolate cake I bake for guests and for family get-togethers. Always moist and so much better than a mix. I always have all of the ingredients on hand and I frost it with either the peanut butter icing recipe I put on here, or that same icing without the peanut butter added.

This recipe is easily halved to make a single layer 9 inch round or 8x8 cake if making for a smaller group.

 

 

 

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