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I found this basic recipe over at the Hershey’s website. I’ve had several friends try it and love it, so I had to give it a try. I made just a slight change to the recipe and I LOVE it! This recipe is so easy and uses basic ingredients….there really is no reason to buy a boxed mixed. This recipe makes a very moist and chocolately cake. If you need a bit of a firmer cake for cakes that will be decorated then reduce the oil by a tablespoon or two.
Perfect Chocolate Cake
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsps baking powder
1 1/2 tsps baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsps vanilla extract
1 cup hot coffee
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 8-inch round baking pans.
Combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat on medium speed (using a stand or handheld mixer) 2 minutes. Stir in hot coffee (the batter will be thin). Pour the batter into prepared pans.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove cake from pans onto wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with your favorite frosting. Serves 10-12
Options: 9×13 pan and bake 35-40 minutes or 24 cupcakes (line muffin tin with paper baking cup, fill 2/3 full) and bake 22 to 25 minutes.
These look great! I was just wonder whether I should make them with normal cocoa or dutch-processed cocoa…thanks:)
Either will work just fine.
Nicole Feliciano says
I found you from the Muffin Monday swap. These cupcakes enticed me. I just posted about a contest Duncan Hines is running for cupcakes–the winner get a trip to the Emmy’s in LA. Hope you’ll swing by Momtrends and link this up on our delish Friday Food page:
Miz Helen says
I just love a great basic recipe for a really good cake and this recipe is sure one of those. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and sure hope to see you again real soon!
Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee says
Wow! What a recipe! It looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)
these sound great!
Thanks so much for linking your Perfect Chocolate Cake recipe up at Muffin Monday. Hope to see you again soon!
Kelly the Kitchen Kop says
This looks delicious! But did you know that melted butter works great in recipes so you don’t have to use the nasty heart-killer vegetable oils?
Thanks for joining in on Real Food Wednesday!
Your recipe looks so good. I would love it if you came over to my party “Cast Party Wednesday” tomorrow and shared some of your recipes with us.
I hope to see you there!
These sound delicious! Please share your recipe by linking it up at Muffin and Cupcake Monday. Thanks!
Thank you for sharing this recipe, it sounds super easy to follow, I will have to try it out 8) I read your about me, I am originally from Arizona 8) I can’t wait to read more form you!
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