Hershey's "perfectly chocolate" Chocolate Cake
Hershey's "perfectly chocolate" chocolate cake with 5 ingredient chocolate frosting is our favorite homemade chocolate cake recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
For the Chocolate Cake
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup oil (vegetable or canola oil)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup boiling water
For the Chocolate Frosting
- 1/2 cup butter (*see note)
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes.
Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes
For a 9x13'' One Layer Cake
For the Chocolate Frosting:
Combine butter and cocoa powder.
Add powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract.
You might also love my German Chocolate Cake!
*For a richer flavored chocolate frosting, try melting the butter before stirring in the cocoa powder
*Read my tips for making perfect chocolate cake, above in the post.
Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1.8mg