Homemade Chocolate Cake

3
Amy Herald

By
@Meave

My daughter wanted a chocolate cake for her 14th Birthday. I was going to buy a mix, but then my Mom told me about this recipe from Hershey she found. It makes a very rich and moist chocolate cake and the frosting comes out just perfect!

Rating:
★★★★★ 6 votes
Comments:
Serves:
10-12
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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FOR THE CAKE

2 c
sugar
1 3/4 c
all-purpose flour
3/4 c
cocoa
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
2
eggs
1 c
milk
1/2 c
vegetable oil
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
boiling water
4 c
chocolate frosting

FOR THE FROSTING

1 stick
butter
2/3 c
cocoa
3 c
powdered sugar
1/3 c
milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract

How to Make Homemade Chocolate Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  • 2Stir 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.
  • 3Bake 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 chocolate frosting.
  • 4FOR THE FROSTING
  • 5Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.
  • 6For a 13x9x2-inch baking pan, bake 34-40 min. minutes.
  • 7For a 3 layer cake using 8-inch round pans, bake 30 to 35
  • 8For cup cakes, bake 22 to 25 minutes.

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About Homemade Chocolate Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #fudge, #cocoa




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