Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hershey's 'Perfectly Chocolate' Chocolate Cake


The first chocolate cake I ever made from scratch was the Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake. It is what they call it - perfect. Easy to make, tastes great and it has never failed me. I have made this cake so many times, I've lost count - son's b'day, bro-in-law's b'day, friend's b'day, potluck parties, cake decorating classes.
I have toyed with several kinds of frosting on the cake - Hershey's ''Perfectly Chocolate'' chocolate frosting, buttercream icing, whipped cream icing, whipped cream mixed with oreo cookie bits. Tastes great without icing too. This recipe is definitely worth a try and before you know it, it may become your favourite dependable chocolate cake recipe.

Ingredients :
2 cups sugar 
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour (maida)
3/4 cup cocoa 
1 1/2 tsp baking powder 
1 1/2 tsp baking soda 
1 tsp salt 
2 eggs 
1 cup milk 
1/2 cup oil 
2 tsp vanilla extract 
1 cup boiling water 

Method:


Pre-heat oven to 350ºF. Liberally grease two 9" round cake pans with oil or cooking spray.

In a large bowl, mix sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. With a handheld electric mixer, beat on medium speed for two minutes. Add water and beat for a few seconds till it mixes well.

Pour the cake batter evenly into the two cake pans.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until a fork inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Here are some pictures of the cakes I made using this recipe - some when I just started baking and a couple in my cake decorating classes. More on that some day.



A couple of eggless chocolate cake recipes:
Eggless Chocolate Cake
Eggless Microwave Chocolate Cake

Sending this to Bookmarked Recipes and Hearth and Soul.


Comments:


14 comments:

  1. OMG!!! Came out so soft and perfect. Loving it very much.

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  2. Wonderful piece of cake, in fact I loved the flowers for decoration. looks like store bought ones.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. Perfect cake... loved it:)
    Reva

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  4. wow, what wonderful creations and variations. I have heard a lot of about this one. I am a big chocoholic, so bookmark it :)

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  5. HI
    ITS TEMPTING TO BAKE NOWWWWWW :-)))))))
    LOVELY CAKE....

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  6. Super wonderful cake, looks stunning and gorgeous..

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  7. Apy wow dear awesome cake....delicious

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  8. lovely delicious cake..looks yummy n perfect

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  9. deliciously done cake looks wonderful

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  11. First time here...
    cake looks perfect ..

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    ArunaManikandan
    http://ensamayalkuripugal.blogspot.com

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