Hershey's Chocolate Cake
This is my best chocolate cake. I have used this recipe for
everything from cupcakes to bundt cakes to wedding cakes! I found it in
Hershey's Homemade Cookbook.
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Hershey's cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspon salt
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk*
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup very hot coffee (instant is okay)
* To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.
- Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans or one 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
- Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes (batter will be thin). Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.
- 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. Frost as desired. 10 to 12 servings.
I also bake this cake as a bundt with a chocolate glaze. Or I bake it in mini-muffin pans, flip over the mini-cupcakes,
and dip them in chocolate glaze.