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Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

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Category: Desserts, Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Sugar
  • 1 3/4 c All-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c Hershey's Cocoa; OR...
  • -Hershey's European Style
  • -Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 ts Baking powder
  • 1 1/2 ts Baking soda
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 c Milk
  • 1/2 c Vegetable oil
  • 2 ts Vanilla extract
  • 1 c Boiling water
  • 6 tb Butter or margarine
  • -- softened
  • 2 2/3 c Powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c Hershey's Cocoa; OR...
  • -Hershey's European Style
  • -Cocoa
  • 1/3 c Milk
  • 1 ts Vanilla extract


Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour two 9-inch round
baking pans or one 13x9x2-inch baking pan. In large mixer bowl, stir
together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add
eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of electric mixer 2
minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into
prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes for round pans, 35 to 40 minutes for
rectangular pan or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. (Cake may
be left in rectangular pan, if desired.) Frost with ONE-BOWL BUTTERCREAM
FROSTING. 8 to 10 servings.

One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting:

In small mixer bowl, beat butter. Add powdered sugar and cocoa alternately
with milk; beat to spreading consistency (additional milk may be needed).
Blend in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting. High Altitude Directions

Decrease sugar to 1-3/4 cups Increase flour to 1-3/4 cups plus 2
tablespoons Decrease baking powder to 1-1/4 teaspoons Decrease baking soda
to 1-1/4 teaspoons Increase milk to 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons Bake at 375
degrees Fahrenheit, 30 to 35 minutes for both pan sizes

Hershey's is a registered trademark of Hershey Foods Corporation. Recipe
may be reprinted courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens.

Meal-Master compatible format by: Karen Mintzias

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