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HERSHEY'S Especially Dark Chocolate Cake

Details

Time
2 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
30 cupcakes

Indulge your dark side with this doubly decadent HERSHEY’S Dark Chocolate Cake recipe topped with “especially dark” chocolate frosting. Bake in a cake pan for a full- size chocolate cake, or divide the batter up in a muffin tin for a cupcake variation.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
30 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups

    sugar

  • 1-3/4 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup

    HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa

  • 1-1/2 tsp

    baking powder

  • 1-1/2 tsp

    baking soda

  • 1 tsp

    salt

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1 cup

    milk

  • 1/2 cup

    vegetable oil

  • 2 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 1 cup

    boiling water

  • "Especially Dark" Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/2 cup

    butter or margarine (1 stick)

  • 2/3 cup

    HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa

  • 3 cups

    powdered sugar

  • 1/3 cup

    milk

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
oven
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
mixer
mixer
measuring cups
measuring cups
rubber scraper
rubber scraper
muffin tin
muffin tin
muffin cups
muffin cups
(2) 9-inch baking pans
(2) 9-inch baking pans
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans or line 28 to 30 muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.

2

Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans or fill cups about 2/3 full with batter.

3

Bake 30 to 35 minutes for round pans or 22 to 25 minutes for cupcakes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with "Especially Dark" Chocolate Frosting. 

Cake can also be baked in 13 x 9 pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes.

"Especially Dark" Chocolate Frosting:

Melt butter, Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla.

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