Hershey’s® Perfectly CHOCOLATE Chocolate Cake is not for the faint of heart. If you’re a tried and true chocoholic this is your dessert. The cocoa used in this recipe is dark and it’s what gives this cake it’s intense chocolate flavor and beautiful color.
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Every Christmas I make a 12-inch Chocolate Truffle Cake and it is very rich. For a minute I considered using this recipe to make our holiday family favorite. As decadent and sinful as that sounds it would be too much. Now, if I say it’s too much, it’s too much. After the photo shoot, I attempted to eat the cut slice. I barely made it through half.
The layers are tender and the frosting is velvety smooth. Hershey’s Perfectly CHOCOLATE Chocolate Cake would be great with a tall cold glass of milk. However, if you want to go all in, serve this with, a crisp Chardonnay, a Zinfandel with a hint of fruit and spice, or a slightly floral Moscato. Consider this for a birthday, shower, girls night in, or your holiday party. If you choose to make this cake I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup HERSHEY'S Special Dark Cocoa
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 ½ baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Frosting
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
- ⅔ cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Heat oven to 350°F and grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
- Next, 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) and pour batter into prepared pans.
- Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool 10 minutes in the pans then remove to wire racks and cool completely.
- For the Frosting
- Melt butter and then stir in cocoa.
- Next, alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.
- Add small amount additional milk, if needed and then stir in vanilla.
- Makes about 2 cups.
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