Our go-to chocolate cake is so easy and absolutely fabulous! This recipe is made with just one bowl, one whisk and it makes the most spectacular chocolate cake! We love it made as cupcakes, fancy cakes or a simple cake. It is truly perfect.
It's so funny. I actually made this cake on a whim the first time. I was utterly exhausted and just decided to make the recipe on the can of cocoa. OH MY! I was so impressed that this recipes has become our go-to chocolate cake.
It is made with ingredients that are always in my pantry and I can whip it up with one bowl and one whisk. Can't ask for a much easier recipe than that. Of course if you want your frosting really fluffy, I would pull out the hand mixer (unless you are looking for a great arm workout - more power to ya!).
Whether I am making cupcakes, a fancy cake or a last minute cake this is the one everyone asks for. So easy, you won't believe it! And when I have plans to make a cake for chocolate lovin' GiGi, this is the cake I make.
Give it a try, you won't regret it. One bowl, one whisk, one FABULOUS cake!
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Recipe slightly adapted from Hershey's
Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake
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
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
Double batch of "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting (recipe to follow)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 8-inch round baking pans.
Place 1 cup of water with coffee granules in microwave and bring to boiling. (1 minute at a time).
In a large bowl whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Pour batter into prepared pans. 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. 10 to 12 servings.
"PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" CHOCOLATE FROSTING
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Melt butter. Stir in cocoa and salt. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.
Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.