This special timeless homemade chocolate cake recipe has been a Hershey's favorite since 1960s. Now make it part of your own family tradition. And embellish by topping with fruits or chocolate curls and serving with ice cream!
Make our One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting to complete the recipe as shown in the image.
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
Stir together cocoa and water in small bowl until smooth. Beat shortening, sugar and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add to shortening mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating until well blended. Add cocoa mixture; beat well. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting.
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