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HERSHEY'S Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

Details

Time
2 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
1 cake

Serve this deep dark chocolate cake as a birthday cake for your favorite dark chocolate lover or as a treat for a special occasion. HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa adds a rich elegance to this dark chocolate cake recipe with buttercream frosting.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
30 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
  • 2 cups
    sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsps
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 1 cup
    milk
  • 1 cup
    boiling water
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsps
    baking powder
  • 1/2 cup
    vegetable oil
add a garnish Add a Garnish

Make our One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting to complete the recipe as shown in the image.

Directions

Equipment Needed 
Baking Pan 13x9x2-Inch Baking Pan
Oven Oven
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Rubber Scraper Rubber Scraper
Wire Rack Wire Rack
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round pans or one 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

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 electric mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.

3

Bake 30 to 35 minutes for round pans, 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular pan or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. (Cake may be left in rectangular pan, if desired.)

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