Since it appeared a century ago on the back of the HERSHEY'S Cocoa tin, this melt-in-your-mouth HERSHEY'S Old Fashioned Cake recipe has been enjoyed by home bakers and families for decades. The classic taste of HERSHEY'S Cocoa makes this HERSHEY'S Old Fashioned Cake recipe rich and delicious, but the One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting is the literal icing on the cake! Want another popular and classic chocolate dessert? Check out these HERSHEY'S Best Brownies that are simple, but delicious.
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 or one 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl; beat on high speed of mixer 3 minutes. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with water to butter mixture, beating until blended. Add candy, if desired. 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". Just before serving, garnish with peppermint candy, if desired.
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