Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hershey's Chocolate Cake

Modified slightly from the Hershey's cocoa box. This is our favorite cake. A class of cold milk is a must with a nice hunk of this.

2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk OR, 1/3 cup powdered milk and 1 cup water
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup oil
1 cup boiling coffee OR water
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350.
Grease and flour two 9-inch round pans or 9"x13".
Combine all but coffee and chips, beat two minutes.
Mix in coffee and chips. Bake 30-35 minutes.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar, or frost with Hershey's chocolate frosting (half recipe for 9"x13" pan):

half recipe                      full recipe
1/2 (113 grams)              1 stick butter or margarine (226 grams)
1/3 cup                          2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 (250 grams)           3 cups powdered sugar (500 grams)
3 Tbsp                           1/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp.                          1 tsp. vanilla

Melt butter, stir in cocoa, alternately add sugar and milk, beat at medium speed till spreading consistency. Mix in vanilla. Add more milk if needed. Frost cake.

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