Hershey's ® 'Perfectly Chocolate' Chocolate Cake

Hershey's ® 'Perfectly Chocolate' Chocolate Cake


"A deep chocolate 2 layer cake with chocolate frosting."


servings 527 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 527 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 84.4g
  • 27%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 474 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting.
  4. To make "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting: Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla.
  5. One Pan Cake: Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Heat oven to 350 F. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely. Frost.
  6. Three Layer Cake: Grease and flour three 8-inch round baking pans. Heat oven to 350 F. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost.
  7. Bundt Cake: Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt pan. Heat oven to 350 F. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 50 to 55 minutes. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost
  8. Cupcakes: Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups. Heat oven to 350 F. Fill cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 22 to 25 minutes. Cool completely. Frost. About 30 cupcakes.
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Why, oh why, do people think they can substitute ingredients willy-nilly and still get a good result? This is baking, folks. You need to follow the recipe. This recipe, for example, calls for oi...

This recipe is ingredient for ingredient and amount for amount the recipe on the back of a Hershey's Cocoa can , only they called it Deep Dark Chocolate Cake. The frosting recipe on the can is...

Ever since I found this recipe, it has been my "tried and true" chocolate cake recipe. I use 1 cup of hot, strong, fresh brewed coffee instead of the boiling water. I have also used evaporated...

What a huge disappointment! I made this recipe to a "T" and I can't believe how much I don't like it. With all of the wonderful ratings I was just sure we were going to be in chocolate heaven by...

No wonder this is one of Hershey's enduring, signature recipes. You'll not find a more "perfectly chocolate" chocolate cake. It's easy to mix up, moist, and incredibly chocolate-y. To enhance t...

I have made this cake for contests and for catering events. People that love chocolate, love this cake!

This is the best chocolate cake - very moist. It's just two of us so I scaled the reciped for a single layer and baked in my 8 x 8 for 30 - 35 minutes. I didn't melt the butter for the frostin...

I absolutely love this cake and everyone who has ever eaten this dessert has always praised me for making it! Just a few changed I make...I add half a package of chocolate fudge Jello pudding m...

Being an American living in the Netherlands, I have a hard time making good cakes. The flour here is higher in gluten than in the USA and many recipes come out the consistency of construction ma...