Christmas Chocolate Town Cake

Christmas Chocolate Town Cake


"This recipe was on a Christmas ornament I received years ago. It's an excellent chocolate cake. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting."


1 h servings 342 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 342 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.4g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 340 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 - 9 inch pans. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. Combine cocoa and boiling water in small bowl to form a smooth paste. Cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated. Blend in cocoa paste.
  4. Divide batter into 2 prepared 9 inch pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans then turn out onto wire rack and cool completely.
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  1. 11 Ratings


Beautiful. Nothing at all to criticize on this one! Given that the batter looked a little questionable, almost curdled rather than velvety smooth, I had my doubts. I cut into the cupcakes I ma...

I followed the recipe exact. I have to admit that I was quite worried that the cake was not going to be good because the batter It was extremely thin, the color was odd and it...

This is originally from many of the Hershey's cookbooks, where it's known as "Hershey's Chocolate Town Special Cake." When you think of the chocolate cake from your childhood that your Grandma m...

Yes, I was in such a rush to make this cake, I broke the first rule of cooking: read all directions before starting to make the recipe. To my delight, even though I messed up, this cake came out...

excellant. moist but not too heavy. nice with a cream cheese frosting

This is very similar to Hershey's Chocolatown Special Cake, however the flour, soda and salt measurements in this recipe are not the same. Hershey's calls for 2 1/4 cups of flour, 1 1/2 tsp. bak...

ummm, sorry to say that this cake disappointed me. i've made plenty of chocolate cakes (many of them from this site) and this isn't a recipe that i'm going to keep. it lacks in chocolate flavo...

My biggest issue with the cake is that it felt too heavy. I think next time I'll include less butter and fatty foods. Otherwise, the cake was nice and spongy, It needed a sleek icing to top it o...