Friday, January 6, 2012

Chocolate Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Chocolate Cake


Beware this cake is 
Very rich.
Very chocolatey.
Very good.
Very much in need of a
tall, cool glass of milk.


If you are looking for a delicious chocolate cake
then you have come to the right place.
We have been making this for so many years
and weren't sure where we had gotten the recipe.
Turns out it is from HERSHEY'S!
 Right on the cocoa box! 
Thanks HERSHEY'S!
This is great for birthday parties. 
(A certain family member always
requests this cake for her birthday.)
It's great for picnics, cookouts, potlucks,
and any other time you have chocolate cravings.


Start with some sugar, flour, and cocoa.
Add some milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
Yum. 
This looks good just like this.


Into the pans it goes. 
Make sure you grease and flour the pans well.
A circle of parchment paper in the bottom works also.
Don't forget to grease the paper.


While the cake is cooling start on the frosting.
When you add the ingredients 
to the butter, make sure
to add them in increments.
Mixing well each time.

Some butter and powdered sugar.
Then some milk & vanilla.
Then the
cocoa.


Wow! 
Look at that frosting.



Then start all over again.
Repeat until all is added.

Scraping down the sides of the bowl as you go.





Layer the cakes with frosting in between.


Frost the sides next and finally the top.


Grab that tall glass of milk 
and enjoy.


Chocolate Chocolate Cake

 2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup boiling water

Mix the first six ingredients together.
Then add the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla.
Mix well.
Add the boiling water and mix slowly. 
(Trust us on this one.)

Pour into 2 greased and floured round pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

Let cool for about 15 minutes in the pans.
Turn them out of the pans onto cooling racks or plates.
Cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Frosting

12 Tbsp. butter, softened
5 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa
2/3 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla

Add butter to bowl.
Then add about 1/3 of the powdered sugar.
Mix well.
Then about a 1/3 of the milk and vanilla.
Mix well.
Next 1/3 of the cocoa. 
Mixing well after each addition
and scraping down the sides of the bowl.
Repeat until all is added.


52 comments:

  1. Just took this cake out of the oven! I baked in a 13x9 for about 30 minutes and I'm thinking I'll use coffee for the icing instead of milk. Also cutting the icing recipe in half because we don't like too much on our cake. Can't wait to taste it...it smells delicious!

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  2. K so followed recipe. wasnt sure about the water but did it anyway....way runny. Well oven starts smoking cause it boiled over and was still runny after 30 minutes!!!!!!

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    1. We are very sorry this happen to you. Not sure why. We've never had this happen before.

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    2. Depending on where you live it was probably the altitude. I live in Idaho and have to adjust all my recipes because of it. Usually it's a decrease in liquids and increase in flour. But also a decrease in any leavening agents, so the baking soda and powder in this instance.

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  3. it turned out perfectly! oh my goodness, divine!

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  4. Best frosting I've EVER tasted!

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  5. Hmmm... Tried and tested, this is the best chocolate cake recipe I've ever come across. Perfect texture, absolutely divine!! ♥

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  6. is it plain flour or self raising? granulated or caster sugar? Baking this - looks divine :)

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  7. Katie,

    Thank you for your comment. We use all-purpose flour and granulated sugar. We hope you like it!

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  8. I love that recipe and would love to bake it for my family.But I am living in Europe. So, I didn't get the thing with cup as measuring unit. Could you please tell me how many grams you used for one cup?
    That would be awesome :)

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    1. We weren't sure about the grams so welooked it up online and it seems to be different for flour, sugar, and liquids. The best site we found was at: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_grams_are_in_a_cup . It tells you how many for each. Looks like 1 cup of flour is 125 grams. 1 cup of sugar is 200 grams. 1 cup of milk is 245 grams. Hope that helps.

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    2. hahahaha we don't measure milk in grams, but thanks anyways

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  9. I just made this cake and the frosting and the cake turned out great but the frosting turned out thin and runny, i dont know what i did wrong.

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    1. Did you use softened butter, or did you melt it completely? It just needs to be soft but it still has to have structure to hold the frosting together.

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  10. Yes i did, maybe i mixed it together wrong or in the wrong amounts

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  11. Jus finished baking this cake and it is great. BEST chocolate cake I have ever ate...let alone baked myself. Thanks for the share.

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  12. Yeah I have made this recipe for a long time, since it is on the back of the HERSHEY'S COCOA box! Maybe you should give them a little credit eh? ;) Since, yes, it is a very delicious cake. I personally can eat it without frosting.

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    1. She gave hershey credit at the very beginning!

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  13. My frosting also was thin and isnt as dark as yours. I followed your recipe to a T. Not sure what happened. Frosting tastes ok, but Im worried about it getting soft on our way to a party.

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  14. My cousin made this cake for my (surprise) birthday party. It is the best chocolate cake ever! After a long trip home with leftover cake I put it in the frige and the icing tasted like fudge....so yummy!!!

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  15. Looks wonderful,I'll give it a try today.But it looks supersweet and superfat,I will reduce the sugar and butter in recipe.
    Thanks.

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    1. How much sugar did you use then? Because i want to reduce the quantity too but i am not confident on how much to reduce it

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  16. Thank you for this recipe Debbie and Dakota! I made it for my boyfriend's birthday on the weekend and it was a massive success with him and his work mates! I will definitely be making it again.

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  17. Yes, amazing cake! I just made it for my daughter's 13th birthday party. Imagine my surprise too when I called my mom to ask her for her old frosting recipe and she said "just use the one on the Hershey Cocoa box" and when I looked ....there is this exact cake recipe. <.< It is a delicious cake.

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  18. Can I make this cake the night before?

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  19. This cake and frosting is WONDERFUL! The recipe is actually on the back of the Hershey's Cocoa Powder can. Very moist and delicious!

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  20. is it 350 C or F? Can the baking time and temperature be adjusted? My oven doesn't go upto 350.

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  21. This cake was perfect. I added mayonnaise though because mayo just makes everything better.

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  22. I made this cake and it was amazing!!!! Great recipe!

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  24. Made this with GF flour. Looks and smells delicious. I live in Vancouver and found it need to bake for 10 minutes longer as mine was runny too. Could have been because of the flour or that I used coconut milk instead of dairy.

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  25. I use loose bottom pans. Is it so runny that it will leak through? That would be a big mess.

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  26. Hello looks delicious. Wanna try :) I'm living in Belgium. But can you tell me for what size of tin is it? and what is the high of the cake after baking? thanks to you ;-) Florence

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  27. Was worried about putting water in but I did... was really thin and ran out into oven making a huge mess. Tastes good though. I don't think I will put water in next time

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  28. What kind of oil should I use ? Olive oil or Vegetable oil ?

    Thanks

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  29. either one if you like

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  30. Thank you for this awesome and easy recipe! This is my first chocolate cake and I have a very good feeling! The frosting is done and is silky smooth. The two round cakes are cooling off. I think they will be done just in time for my husband's midnight birthday celebration in an hour. I am just curious, how long do you wait for them to cool off?

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  31. Made the 8in round batches tonight, two sets and neither of them baked evenly. Taste was phenomenal but I cant make a pretty decorated cake with one side caving in :(

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  32. Does this recipe use sweetened or unsweetened cocoa?

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  33. Can you do this with no eggs and no oil just yogurt? Im also guessing no water bc you have the milk? Thanks

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  34. I've made this cake a few times and love it. So moist and it keeps it's moisture for days!! I was wondering what adjustments I should make if I want to make cupcakes instead??

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  35. Can i reduce the amount of sugar in the cake to 1 cup while keeping the other ingredients's quantities same?

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  36. This is the best chocolate cake I've ever had, so moist and delicious. Making it a second time for my neighbor because it's her bday. I just used a 9x13 pan and cut it in half and stacked it on top with some frosting in between and then frosted the whole cake with the rest of the frosting. The water really makes a difference, thanks for this wonderful recipe. Will be my forever chocolate cake recipe for sure!

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  37. This is the best chocolate cake I've ever had, so moist and delicious. Making it a second time for my neighbor because it's her bday. I just used a 9x13 pan and cut it in half and stacked it on top with some frosting in between and then frosted the whole cake with the rest of the frosting. The water really makes a difference, thanks for this wonderful recipe. Will be my forever chocolate cake recipe for sure!

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  38. Its my sons birthday and funds were low and I had the majority of the ingredients. It came out perfectly, I almost cried. We are taking it to church to share with the kids. Thank you.

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  39. I've made this twice now and both times it has sunk. Still tastes great and is fudgy to me. But why is it sinking?

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  40. Mine didn't rise in the middle or it fell, what did I do wrong. Hopefully it still tastes yummy!

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  41. It turned out perfect and was a perfect solution to the chocolate depression ( no chocolate anywhere!) in our house..... I did add a little less boiling water, as I was worried about the very runny consistency. I would say I used about half a cup.

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  42. OMG! It came out just perfect. It was quite runny, but once baked, it turned so moist and beautiful! It was definitely a winner!! Thank you sooooooo much

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  43. Just popped this in the oven to try out. I used cadbury cocoa because we don't have hersheys here. And i asses a tsp of coffee to my water. The batter looks so silky and beautiful, and I wont lie, I licked the spatula. �� that tasted amazing...lol. can't wait to try the cake once its cooked and decorated. Im going to do vanilla frosting with ganache drips.

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