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Hershey’s “perfectly chocolate” Chocolate Cake

Hershey’s “perfectly chocolate” Chocolate Cake with 5 ingredient chocolate frosting is our favorite homemade chocolate cake recipe! Extra moist, with a perfect rich chocolate flavor and tender, smooth crumb.

This quick and easy chocolate cake recipe has become my all-time favorite over the years, and it’s the base recipe for many of my other favorite chocolate cake recipes.
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Unit: cup, large, teaspoon
  • Servings: 16
  • Calories: 383 kcal
  • Author: Lauren Allen
Ingredients
For the Chocolate Cake
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup oil (vegetable or canola oil)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
For the Chocolate Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter (*see note)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  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. 
  3. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. 
  4. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.
  5. Bake 30 to 35 minutes
  6. For a 9x13'' One Layer Cake
  7. Grease 9x13'' pan with non-stick cooking spray. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely. Frost.
For Cupcakes:
  1. Line cupcake pan with paper liners and fill 2/3 full with batter. Bake cupcakes for 22 to 25 minutes. Cool completely completely before frosting. Makes 24-30 cupcakes
For the Chocolate Frosting:
  1. Combine butter and cocoa powder.
  2. Add powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract.
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