Hershey’s Chocolate Cake

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Hershey's chocolate cake with 5 ingredient chocolate frosting is our favorite homemade chocolate cake recipe.

 

Yields16 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

For The Cake
 2 cups granulated sugar
 1 ¾ cups + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
 ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
 1 ½ tsp baking powder
 1 ½ tsp baking soda
 1 tsp salt
 2 large eggs, room temperature
 1 cup buttermilk
 ½ cup oil (vegetable or canola oil)
 2 tsp vanilla extract
 1 cup boiling water , or hot coffee
For The Frosting
 ½ cup melted butter
  cup unsweetened cocoa powder
 3 cups powdered sugar
  cup milk
 1 tsp vanilla extract

1

Heat the oven to 350°F. Line two 8-inch round baking pans with parchment paper and lightly spray them with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

2

Whisk sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and mix well.

3

Add boiling water (or hot coffee) and stir. The batter will become thinner, but that's okay! Pour the batter into the prepared pans.

4

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

For The Frosting:
5

Mix the butter and cocoa powder.

6

Add powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract.

7

Blend for a few minutes until smooth and fluffy.

To Assemble:
8

Place one cake layer on serving tray. Spread a generous amount of frosting on top.

9

Add second cake layer. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining frosting.

10

Cut and serve.

Ingredients

For The Cake
 2 cups granulated sugar
 1 ¾ cups + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
 ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
 1 ½ tsp baking powder
 1 ½ tsp baking soda
 1 tsp salt
 2 large eggs, room temperature
 1 cup buttermilk
 ½ cup oil (vegetable or canola oil)
 2 tsp vanilla extract
 1 cup boiling water , or hot coffee
For The Frosting
 ½ cup melted butter
  cup unsweetened cocoa powder
 3 cups powdered sugar
  cup milk
 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

1

Heat the oven to 350°F. Line two 8-inch round baking pans with parchment paper and lightly spray them with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

2

Whisk sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and mix well.

3

Add boiling water (or hot coffee) and stir. The batter will become thinner, but that's okay! Pour the batter into the prepared pans.

4

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

For The Frosting:
5

Mix the butter and cocoa powder.

6

Add powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract.

7

Blend for a few minutes until smooth and fluffy.

To Assemble:
8

Place one cake layer on serving tray. Spread a generous amount of frosting on top.

9

Add second cake layer. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining frosting.

10

Cut and serve.

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