Chocolate Cake (Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Recipe)

Chocolate Cake (Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Recipe)

How To Make Chocolate Cake (Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate)

Who doesn’t love chocolate cake? This easy recipe allows you to make a fudgy yet fluffy dessert that’s rich in chocolatey goodness.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



For Chocolate Cake:

  • cupsall purpose flour,or plain flour
  • ¾cupunsweetened cocoa powder,or regular Hershey’s cocoa powder
  • tspbaking powder
  • tspbaking soda
  • 1tspsalt
  • 2cupswhite granulated sugar
  • 2largeeggs
  • 1cupmilk
  • ½cupvegetable oil
  • 2tsppure vanilla extract
  • 1cupboiling water

For Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:

  • 4ozbutter
  • cupunsweetened cocoa powder,or regular Hershey’s
  • 3cupspowdered sugar,confectioners or icing sugar
  • cupmilk
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract


Chocolate Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F standard or 320 degrees F fan/convection.

  2. Lightly grease two 9-inch round cake pans with butter. Line base with parchment paper.

  3. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl. Whisk in sugar, then add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Whisk well for 30 seconds to combine until lump free.

  4. Pour boiling water into batter, mixing well. Cake batter is thin in consistency.

  5. Pour batter into cake pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.

  6. Let cool for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:

  1. Melt butter, then whisk in cocoa powder. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency (add a small amount of additional milk, if needed). Stir in vanilla.


  • Calories: 517.24kcal
  • Fat: 20.24g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.08g
  • Trans Fat: 0.38g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.71g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.22g
  • Carbohydrates: 84.69g
  • Fiber: 4.25g
  • Sugar: 64.37g
  • Protein: 5.86g
  • Cholesterol: 54.03mg
  • Sodium: 390.43mg
  • Calcium: 97.08mg
  • Potassium: 226.67mg
  • Iron: 2.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 90.44µg
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