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Hershey's Chocolate Cake Recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
This Hershey's Chocolate Cake Recipe is a classic when it comes to chocolate cake. This rich, delicious and moist chocolate cake recipe is always a crowd pleaser.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 slices


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup Hershey's Cocoa Powder Special Dark Cocoa Powder is a great choice
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk buttermilk can also be used
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 serving instant coffee crystals optional, if desired


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9" round cake pans.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well to combine.
  • Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla to mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for two minutes.
  • Carefully add instant coffee to boiling water and stir. Then carefully pour and stir in boiling water into cake ingredients. Mix until combined. The batter will be quite thin.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking pans.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the top starts to spring back when gently touched.
  • Cool for 10 minutes then remove from pans and allow to cool completely on wire cooling racks.


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Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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