Perfectly Chocolate Cake

Cake Ingredients:

– 2 cups sugar

– 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

– 3/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa

– 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder

– 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda

– 1 tsp. salt

– 2 eggs

– 1 cup milk

– 1/2 cup vegetable oil

– 2 tsp. vanilla extract

– 1 cup boiling water


Cake Preparation:

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans. 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. 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 chocolate frosting (recipe below).


Frosting Ingredients:

– 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine

– 2/3 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa

– 3 cups powdered sugar

– 1/3 cup milk

– 1 tsp. vanilla extract


Cake Preparation:

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.

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