Hershey's Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting Recipe
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This Chocolate cake recipe by Hershey's is called "Perfectly Chocolate" for a reason, it makes rich, moist and super chocolaty cakes each time! To take things to the next level top it with my chocolate frosting, and watch it disappear.
Makes: Two 6-inch Cakes
  • For the Chocolate Cake
  • • Sugar*, 2 cups (or 450 grams approx.)
  • • Flour (or maida), 1¾ cups (230 grams approx.)
  • • Cocoa Powder, 1 cup (125 grams)
  • • Baking Powder, 1½ teaspoons
  • • Salt, 1 teaspoon
  • • Eggs, 2 (or 1 cup/240ml buttermilk**)
  • • Milk (at room temp.), 1 cup (or 240 ml)
  • • Vegetable Oil, ½ cup (or 120 ml)
  • • Vanilla Extract, 2 teaspoons
  • • Boiling Water, 1 cup (or 240 ml)
  • For the Chocolate Frosting
  • • Softened unsalted Butter (or white butter), 150 grams
  • • Whipping Cream***, 4 tablespoons
  • • Icing Sugar, 1 cup (or 110 grams)
  • • Cocoa Powder, ⅔ cup (or 85 grams approx.)
  • • Vanilla Essence, 1 teaspoon
  • *I used 1½ cup white sugar and ½ cup dark brown sugar, you can however, use only white.
  • ** To make 1 cup buttermilk, boil 1 cup milk, once it starts boiling add a tablespoon of lemon juice. As soon as the milk curdles take it off heat and sieve it. Use the liquid part as buttermilk in the recipe. Wait for it to come to room temp before you use it.
  • ***I use Whipping cream by Rich's. For the frosting, only use cream with 40% fat content or over.
  1. Grease and flour two 6-inch round cake tin. (Instead of flour use cocoa powder so that it matches the color of your cake, flour can stain your cake.)
  2. Preheat your oven at 180 degrees celsius for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in large bowl. Add in eggs (or buttermilk), milk, oil and vanilla; whisk for about 2 minutes using a mixer or about 3-4 minutes if you're using a hand whisk. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin so don't be alarmed). Pour batter into prepared pans.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Let them cool while your prepare your frosting.
  6. For the frosting, whisk butter and whipping using a hand mixer for about 3 minutes or until they form soft peaks, add in vanilla, icing sugar and cocoa powder. Whisk until everything is properly mixed and the frosting forms stiff peaks.
  7. Frost your cake once it completely cool and enjoy!
The chocolate cake recipe is Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake recipe. Chocolate Frosting recipe is Sugar & Spice by Radhika original.
Recipe by Sugar & Spice by Radhika at https://sugarnspicebyradhika.com/hersheys-chocolate-cake-with-chocolate-frosting-recipe/