Hershey's chocolate cake with 5 ingredient chocolate frosting is our favorite homemade chocolate cake recipe.
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.
Whisk sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and mix well.
Add boiling water (or hot coffee) and stir. The batter will become thinner, but that's okay! Pour the batter into the prepared pans.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Mix the butter and cocoa powder.
Add powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract.
Blend for a few minutes until smooth and fluffy.
Place one cake layer on serving tray. Spread a generous amount of frosting on top.
Add second cake layer. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining frosting.
Cut and serve.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.