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Hershey's Chocolate Cake With Frosting

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“One night I was craving chocolate cake, but we didn't have a mix and I didn't feel like going to the store. I looked on the back of a box of Hershey's Cocoa and found this recipe. It is just a basic chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, but it is DIVINE. My husband and I both LOVE it and think it is the best cake ever. I will never make chocolate cake from a box again.”
1hr 10mins
1 cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. CAKE DIRECTIONS: Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.
  3. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla.
  4. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).
  6. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9" round pans.
  7. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Cool 10 minutes, then remove to wire racks and cool completely.
  9. Frost with "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting.
  10. This also makes about 30 cupcakes.
  11. FROSTING DIRECTIONS: Melt butter.
  12. Stir in cocoa.
  13. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on medium speed to spreading consistency.
  14. Add more milk, if needed.

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