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Heritage Chocolate Cake


3 hours
Skill Level
1 cake

Bake the ultimate moist buttermilk chocolate cake. This elegant chocolate cake recipe is brought to life with buttermilk and cocoa powder, then coated with sweet chocolate frosting.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
22 minutes
Bake Time
33 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours


  • 2/3 cup
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups
  • 3
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1-1/2 cups
    buttermilkor sour milk*
add a garnish Add a Garnish

Make our "Chocolate Frosting" to complete the recipe as shown in the image.

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
two 9-inch baking pans (2) 9-inch baking pans
mixing bowl mixing bowl
bowl bowl
wire racks wire racks
saucepan saucepan
stovetop stovetop
mixer mixer

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.


Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to butter mixture, beating just until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pans.


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 "Chocolate Frosting".


To sour milk: Use 4-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar plus milk to equal 1-1/2 cups.

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