Saturday, January 7, 2012

Delicious Chocolate Cake {from scratch}

Over Christmas break I got the urge to bake something yummy.  That happens every once in awhile.  :) I had to make something my mom had all the ingredients for cause someone else was out with the car.  And this is what I made!

This cake was heavenly.  So moist.  So delicious.  So perfectly chocoately. 

My family ate it all in no time flat.  It was that good.
I had to restrain myself from eating it all on my own!

I found the recipe from this blog.   Who got it from Hershey.

Here is the recipe.

hershey's "perfectly chocolate"
chocolate cake


2 c sugar
1 3/4 c flour
3/4 c hershey's 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


   1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9 in. baking pans. 2. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat on med speed 2 min. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour into pans. 3. Bake 30-35 min or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 min/ remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with "perfectly chocolate" chocolate frosting.
10-12 servings.

"perfectly chocolate" chocolate frosting


1 stick butter

2/3 c hershey
's cocoa
3 c powdered sugar
1/3 c milk
1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Melt butter, stir in cocoa. 2. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on med. speed to spreading consistency. Add more milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.

Use every last bit of frosting on the cake, trust me.  And serve yourself up a big slice.  Try to eat just one piece, I dare you!

linking up the deliciousness here!


Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness this looks so delicious!!

Natasha said...

looking at this is making me very hungry!


Bridget said...

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Lindsay said...

This looks & sounds amazing! I have got to try it out! Thanks for posting it!

MeganandClaudy said...

this looks nummy! thanks for posting. I'm always looking for a good chocolate frosting recipe!

Sass - aka - Kathy said...

What a great project! I mean.... YUM! Won't you consider sharing it with my readers at Thanks! Happy New Year!


h. rae said...

Ooooh, mercy! My mouth's watering! It sound sooo good. I would love for you to link up with my party at:

Thanks so much! Happy Monday!

Jeff N Julie said...

Just beautiful and looks delicious! Can't wait to try this recipe, thanks! Julie

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

OH YUM! You had me at chocolate!! I want some. Thanks for linking up (and now I will have to go eat something sweet)!

Our Delightful Home said...

This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!

~Mrs. Delightful

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

well not sure if it is the best, so I will have to make it to make sure;p I bet I will love it!

The Southern Product Queen said...

Love this post! I'm having a linky party, and would love for you to join! Here is the link Thanks for sharing!!!