Friday, April 16, 2010

Chocolate Heaven

If you love chocolate, you will absolutely love this cake from Hershey's. I even liked the cake--it tastes like fudge! The boiling water part of the recipe may throw you off, but follow those instructions--it's great! This frosting is really good, too.

I didn't worry about making mine pretty, considering the audience eating it (teenagers). They would eat it if I cut it up and put it in a pile on a table, so they'll love it even more actually iced like this :) I bet it would be SO good with crushed oreos on top and in the filling..

Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Cake

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. Frost with "PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" CHOCOLATE FROSTING. 10 to 12 servings.
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.
CUPCAKES: Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups. Heat oven to 350°F. Fill cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 22 to 25 minutes. Cool completely. Frost. About 30 cupcakes.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt 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.
Note: I didn't use Hershey's cocoa and the world did not end.

Then I had to throw in some proof (mainly for my dad, because it reminds me of him!) that I have been doing something else with all my time..coaching! It's really fun and I have an awesome group of girls!
My dad pretty much has a watch/wedding ring tan all year round. It cracks me up:)


Rhonda said...

I concur. This is hands down my fave choco cake recipe. It ALWAYS turns out fudgey and moist (I know you love that word).

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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