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Cocoa powder is one of our favorite ingredients to bake with. Prized for its deep flavor and silky texture, it adds a distinct richness to any recipe that calls for chocolate. We’ve gathered seven of our best HERSHEY’S Cocoa recipes.


Try These 7 Recipes with Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

If you have HERSHEY’S Cocoa, you also have brownies, shakes, cakes and the frosting to frost them with! Because any recipe that calls for chocolate calls for some rich, smooth cocoa. The star of any chocolate dessert, this pantry staple brings out the best in every ingredient it touches. Here are seven of our favorite easy recipes using cocoa powder:

1. HERSHEY’S ‟Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake

Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Cake
Baking chocolate cake from scratch is easier than you think! In this recipe we show you how to make a chocolate cake with the perfect amount of chocolate (lots!) and three variations. This recipe can be adapted to any style of cake, too: one pan, three-layer, Bundt and cupcakes … the sky’s the limit. GET THE RECIPE

2. HERSHEY’S ‟Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Frosting

HERSHEY’S ‟Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Frosting
Your cake is going to need some frosting! Using ingredients you already have at home, this quick chocolate frosting recipe is easy to follow for even the smallest helpers in your kitchen. You can also sub in your favorite nondairy beverage for milk. GET THE RECIPE

3. HERSHEY’S Best Brownies

HERSHEY’S Best Brownies
Brownies mean there’s something to celebrate … even if it’s just that there are brownies! Whether you prefer the fudgey center or a crispy edge piece, HERSHEY’S Cocoa makes these brownies your best yet. Top them with creamy frosting for a scrumptious, easy dessert. GET THE RECIPE

4. Quick Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Quick Creamy Chocolate Pudding
You can enjoy creamy chocolate pudding right now, even if you don’t have pudding mix. Just combine HERSHEY’S Cocoa with some baking essentials you probably have on hand at home. And this recipe can be made on the stove or in the microwave — we included directions for both! GET THE RECIPE

5. HERSHEY’S ‟Perfectly Chocolate” Hot Cocoa

HERSHEY’S ‟Perfectly Chocolate” Hot Cocoa
Get out the board games! This stovetop recipe is HERSHEY’S Cocoa in its finest form. Enjoy our cozy classic on rainy days or chilly nights, or whip it up for a family night of HERSHEY’S S’mores indoors.

6. HERSHEY’S Rich Cocoa Fudge

HERSHEY’S Rich Cocoa Fudge
You’ll feel like a star baker when you slice this recipe into perfect, delicious squares! For a more advanced baking challenge, try our HERSHEY’S Rich Cocoa Fudge. Once you’ve mastered it, you can make it your own with variations like nuts and marshmallows. GET THE RECIPE

7. Upside-Down Hot Fudge Sundae Pie

Cocoa Chocolate Shake
What’s cooler than hot cocoa? A cocoa milkshake! This fast and fun recipe is an easy spin on the classic chocolate shake. To make sure the cocoa blends evenly, use warm water for this recipe. GET THE RECIPE

Make it special with HERSHEY’S Cocoa.

Go for a chocolate run in your own pantry with these easy cocoa powder recipes! HERSHEY’S Cocoa makes it easy to enjoy your favorite chocolate confections and beverages in minutes. Rich, smooth and delicious, it elevates any homemade dessert to something bakery worthy. For tips on how to best use this ingredient in your baking, check out our tips for using HERSHEY’S Cocoa powder.