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Easy Cocoa Cake

Details

Time
3 hours 15 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
1 cake

Rich with flavor, this Easy Cocoa Cake recipe is a super-moist chocolate treat that's ready whenever you're in the mood for something fudgy. And when you top it with our decadent Cocoa Fudge Frosting, it's a chocolate lover's dream.  What gives this cake its perfect chocolate flavor? HERSHEY'S Cocoa and sour cream! You and your little helpers might struggle to resist licking the spoon AND the bowl as you prepare the batter. This Easy Cocoa Cake recipe will quickly become your family's go-to cake for birthdays, potlucks or other celebrations!  If you love baking chocolate cakes for the family, try this other easy crowd-pleasing favorite: Chocolate Poke Cake.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Bake Time
35 minutes
COOK TIME
5 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 cup
    butter or margarine
  • 1 cup
    water
  • 1/4 cup
  • 2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1/2 cup
    dairy sour cream
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Make our Cocoa Fudge Frosting to complete the recipe as shown in the image.

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
baking pan 13x9x2-inch Baking Pan
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
measuring cups Measuring Cups
rubber scraper Rubber Scraper
wooden spoon Wooden Spoon
mixer Mixer
wire rack Wire Rack
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

 

2

Combine butter, water and cocoa in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils; remove from heat. In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir in hot cocoa mixture. Add eggs and sour cream; beat on medium speed of mixer until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.

 

3

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. While cake is still hot, frost with Cocoa Fudge Frosting. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Makes 12 servings.

 

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