'Perfectly Chocolate' Chocolate Cake and Frosting

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This is based on a recipe from the Hershey's Cocoa box and it's a great chocolate cake recipe! This is "health food" because cocoa contains antioxidants! :)

"Amazing chocolate cake... making it for a second time. However, instead of sugar and powdered sugar I am using Xylobrit sugar replacement ( for cake) and Agave powder (for frosting) as my husband is diabetic. (only use two cups of the powder as opposed to three in the recipe for the frosting as its quite stodgy so you don't need as much)
Comes out divine and no you cant taste coffee its just dreamy chocolate! And its so quick to do if you have all the ingredient's to hand. "

- GrahamandJo

Top-ranked recipe named "'Perfectly Chocolate' Chocolate Cake and Frosting"

4.8 avg, 188 review(s) 89% would make again


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2 cups Sugar
1 3/4 cups All purpose flour
3/4 cup Hershey's Cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
2 large Eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 cup hot coffee; Freshly brewed
1 stick Butter or margarine; unsalted recommended
2/3 cup Hershey's Cocoa
3 cups Powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Original recipe makes 10 Servings




Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray two 9 inch round baking pans with non stick cooking spray. Combine first 6 dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in the hot coffee and mix well with a spoon (batter will be thin). Pour batter into pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes and then remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely before frosting.


Melt the butter and stir in the cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on medium speed to spreading consistancy. Add more milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla.


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Chocolate cake ( i used this recipe only i made it with peanut butter frosting the 2nd time around) photo by shawty shawty

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vchris1 6 days 5 hours ago
The best chocolate cake ever. My kids love it.
Sauciewow 1 week ago
Yummy choc cake!
hannahverry 1 month ago
This is the best cake and icing that I have ever made. I am vegan so it was easy to veganize it. Try this and you will not regret it.
vchris1 1 month ago
desireehelm 2 months ago
My 'go to' chocolate cake recipe!
ladylail 2 months ago
By far the best chocolate cake ever so simple so easy so delicious
candylady37 3 months ago
This cake. This cake is in a word: Awesome. I used Hershey's 100% Dark Cacao in two 9' Nordic Ware round pans. Perfectly light, moist, and delicious. The frosting was awesome, too.
Travieso 3 months ago
Awsume!!! Had to go get baking powder. Should Have took inventory BEFORE started! It was great!
annabecker14811 3 months ago
My boys loved it, especially with vanilla ice cream & whipped cream, Thanks for sharing
whitems45 3 months ago
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