Hershey's Chocolate Cake

Valerie Johnson


This weekend we hosted a mystery dinner party and I decided to make this chocolate cake for dessert.

This is not a rich chocolate cake but it is good. If you're looking for simple, easy and chocolate - this will fit the bill.

Original recipe is on the Hershey's cocoa container.


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min
30 Min


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2 c
1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
3/4 c
hershey's cocoa
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1 c
1/2 c
vegetable oil
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
boiling water


1 stick
butter or margarine
2/3 c
hershey's cocoa
3 c
powdered sugar
1/3 c
1 tsp
vanilla extract

How to Make Hershey's Chocolate Cake


  • 1Heat oven to 350 degrees and flour two 9 inch round baking pans
  • 2Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
  • 3Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, beat on medium speed of mixer two minutes
  • 4Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour into prepared pans.
  • 5Bake 30 - 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 6Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
  • 8Melt butter then stir in cocoa.
  • 9Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beat to spreading consistently. Add small amount of milk if necessary.
  • 10Stir in vanilla. Makes about 2 cups frosting.

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About Hershey's Chocolate Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate

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