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Easy Cocoa Cake

Details

Time
3 hours 15 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
1 cake

Searching for a quick and easy cocoa powder cake recipe? Search no further. This moist chocolate cake has a fudgy texture that’s complemented by our cocoa fudge frosting. Perfect for birthdays or any celebration!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Bake Time
35 minutes
COOK TIME
5 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 cup
    butter or margarine
  • 1 cup
    water
  • 1/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1/2 cup
    dairy sour cream
add a garnish Add a garnish

Make our Cocoa Fudge Frosting to complete the recipe as shown in the image.

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
saucepan 13x9x2-inch pan
mixing bowl mixing bowl
measuring cups measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wooden spoon wooden spoon
mixer mixer
wire rack wire rack
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

 

2

Combine butter, water and cocoa in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils; remove from heat. In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir in hot cocoa mixture. Add eggs and sour cream; beat on medium speed of mixer until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.

 

3

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. While cake is still hot, frost with COCOA FUDGE FROSTING. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Makes 12 servings.

 

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