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Friday, December 12, 2008

Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Cake



This is another cake I made for the Open House. This one is the recipe from the back of the Hershey cocoa can. It's decorated in all buttercream.

INGREDIENTS:
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

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

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

3. 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 "PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" CHOCOLATE FROSTING. 10 to 12 servings.

VARIATIONS:
ONE-PAN CAKE: Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Heat oven to 350° F. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely. Frost.

THREE LAYER CAKE: Grease and flour three 8-inch round baking pans. Heat oven to 350°F. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost.

BUNDT CAKE: Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt pan. Heat oven to 350°F. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 50 to 55 minutes. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost.

CUPCAKES: Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups. Heat oven to 350°F. Fill cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 22 to 25 minutes. Cool completely. Frost.



10 comments:

Tricia said...

This one looks amazing! The snowflakes are great! Nice job piping! I love it :)

Kristen616 said...

Great job! This is such a pretty cake...I love the snowflakes!

Katie said...

Oh wow! What a FUN CAKE! It looks GREAT Mel!

Erin said...

This is too stinkin' cute! I wish I had your steady hands! I love it.

wifeplzak said...

I love the snow flakes!

Colleen said...

This looks beautiful! Great job!

Joelen said...

Beautiful job and so festive!!

madebymel said...

Wow! This looks amazing! And I love Hershey's chocolate cake, it is my favorite!

Reeni said...

What a gorgeous cake! You have superb decorating skills.

Colleen said...

Here I am again! I just left you an award on my blog!

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