Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake

This is an awesome Chocolate Cake, it is so moist with just the right amount of chocolate, and of course you can never get to much chocolate. Christina Williams at The Foodie Entourage brought this wonderful chocolate cake to my Full Plate Thursday recently. Christina started The Foodie Entourage in 2010, she is a freelance writer, web builder and has made chocolates and pastries professionally on and off for the past ten years. 



Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake
 Miz Helen's Kitchen
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup Hershey's Cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your baking pans and dust with cocoa powder instead of flour.
Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.  Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

"Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2/3 cup Hershery's Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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.
Yields about 2 cups frosting.

Easy Chocolate Ganache Topping
If you want to cover the cake with a quick and easy ganache instead of frosting, simply melt a bag of chocolate chips in the microwave (on high, one minute at a time) for a few minutes, then add a few tablespoons of unsalted butter (must be real butter) and stir until completely melted and incorporated.  Spoon the melted chocolate on top of the cake or mini cakes and use the bottom-side of a large spoon to spread the chocolate (starting from the middle and working in a circular motion) until the chocolate begins to drip down the sides. Then use a zester or grater and a bar of chocolate to sprinkle the top with chocolate shavings.
Adapted From Hersheys
and Christina Williams

 I Used Two 9 Inch Pans For The Recipe

This is A Great Frosting, It Works Really Well

This is a Great Chocolate Cake

Enjoy Your Cake!
I am so happy that you stopped by to have a nice slice of this wonderful cake with me today. I always look forward to your visits and hope you will come back soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
This Post Is Linked To:
Foodie Friday
Happy Friday Valentine Link Up
Melt In Your Mouth Monday
Makin You Crave Monday
This Weeks Cravings
Trick or Treat Tuesday
Cast Party Wednesday
Whats Cooking Wednesday





52 comments:

  1. Oh my, now this a cake! mmmmm Looks fantastic and I am sure it tastes even better! xo

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  2. That looks beautiful! I love buttermilk in cake recipes ;)

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  3. Absolutely perfect =o) I'll take a very large piece of it right now, please!

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  4. This is the only chocolate cake I make-Perfect!!!
    -Lynn

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  5. I almost went with this one myself... only my daughter convinced me to do a mayonnaise cake. Lovely

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  6. Now this is the chocolate cake I grew up with. Gorgeous!

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  7. Chocolate... and even more chocolate this way... Great post!

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  8. Mmm simple and delicious looking cake!

    Jennifer #19

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  9. Looks wonderful! Can't go wrong with Hershey's chocolate cake!

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  10. Miz Helen, I've been making this cake for years, it's our absolute favourite!

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  11. Yummy! I'm always up for a great frosting recipe, too. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Helen, I've had this cake before and it is wonderful, the original, that is. Will have to try this adapted version. As for the frosting, I could eat a whole bowl of it, yum!

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  13. This is my families favorite cake...another great Hershey's recipe for brownies: http://jos2ndact.blogspot.com/2011/01/hersheys-best-brownies.html

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  14. How did you know I was looking for a chocolate cake recipe! I have made the original many times. Now I'll try this. My favorite chocolate cake recipe is 5 pages long and takes 3 days to make. I don't have time for that very often.

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  15. Oh my yumminess. Now I want something chocolate!!!

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  16. I've made this cake bfore. It is so good! Come visit me. I am number 63

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  17. Mmmmmmm! This looks delicious, Miz Helen!
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground (CCC #13)

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  18. Miz helen this is perfect looking chocolate cake. I made this years ago I think. Nice choice looks delish andi

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  19. Miz Helen - your cake looks absolutely amazing!
    I'm already convinced that it tastes great as I know this recipe and actually baked it a few times
    It's a wonderful cake.
    I need to try the frosting, and I wiil

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  20. Your choc cake looks so moist and delicious, would be lovely if I could have a piece:) ! Wishing you a lovely day!

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  21. Hi Miz Helen-I'm in chocolate "heaven" with your perfect Hershey's ultimate chocolate cake, which I also have made over the years but have lost the recipe since.
    Your cake did turn out moist, perfect and BEST chocolate cake...ever!
    This is the only perfect one that I can think of, and made with REAL HERSHEY'S COCOA which I have 2 containers of in my freezer, to keep fresh:D
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    xoxo

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  22. Miz Helen, your cake looks fabulous! And the frosting does as well, yum!!

    http://kaylasmalltownlife.blogspot.com/2012/02/black-magic-cake-with-pb-frosting.html

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  23. Been a Hershey's fan since childhood and will definitely try this recipe. Great Challenge, this month; don't you think? Love your blog. Come visit when you can; I'm entry #29 Pear and Chocolate Upside Down Cake

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  24. Your cake looks perfectly, chocolaty delicious.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  25. This cake looks perfectly - chocolatly - delish! Thanks for participating, come check out my Whopper Cake, if you haven't had a chance yet (it's #1 in the linky party)!

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  26. Oh my, this is such a classic, perfect chocolate cake. I think this is my fave. It reminds me of my mom's.

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  27. You just cannot go wrong with a Hershey cake. Yours looks wonderful.

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  28. Love, love, love buttermilk in a chocolate cake, it takes the taste over the top. Looks great! :)

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  29. This looks like a great Chocolate Cake recipe! I will have to try it out! Thanks for sharing

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  30. So many good reviews. This cake must be delicious and I love the frosting recipe and the method of using a spoon starting at the centre to then spread out the frosting.

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  31. Wish I was stopping by for a ral slice rather than a virtual one. Your dog looks a lot like ours - a bichon?

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  32. What a beautiful frosting job! Looks perfect and I think buttermilk is such a great addition!

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  33. Hey Miz Helen, Great cake choice! Love Hershey's! I used the same basic recipe but with some alterations. (Visiting via the CCC #60)

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  34. Hi Miz Helen, I love your cake. It looks perfect!

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  35. This cake looks so good and I am sure it tastes equally as good!! Stopping by from CCC#45.

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  36. It's looking amazing i think he taste that way too!
    marina #69

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  37. I made this years ago, and I'm so glad your post refreshed my memory! I need to make a chocolate cake for a baby shower and I'm definitely making this one :)

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  38. Wowza! This cake looks delish! I've drooled on my keyboard a few times since you posted it :) Thanks for sharing on my Valentine link up! Here is your pin!

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  39. Simple and classic. Looks delectable!

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  40. Oh, Miz Helen...this looks wickedly good. I want a slice...and a cold glass of milk! Patsy

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  41. Oh that cake just looks like it is to die for, and also brings back memories of cakes my grandmother would make.

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  42. Wow......... it's truly looking one of perfect source to see this extreme featured Chocolate cake. It's exclusively looking one of amazed featured source to make the same one. The magnificent contents of this post really drives me on the most craziest way about it. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Miz Helen...I just wanted to let you know that this is the cake that I requested today, for Mother's Day and it was OUT OF THIS WORLD DELICIOUS!

    Thank-you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe with us. :)

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    1. Hi Michelle,
      You are just so welcome, I am happy that you enjoyed the cake, we just love it here at The Cottage. Hope you had an amazing Mothers Day and thank you so much for stopping by!
      Miz Helen

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  44. Hersheys is one of my favorite brands of chocolates even in cocoa. Gotta try this recipe out. My mom and sis will really be happy if I made this for them.

    Regards,
    Haley McAdams
    Food Safety ISOcampus

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  45. I LOVE that recipe from off the can. It is my go to chocolate cake.

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