Remember my post about vanilla cupcakes? Well, read on for the chocolate cupcake recipe that I had mentioned for our daughter’s birthday party.
This chocolate cake recipe is a popular one, and there’s a good reason why. The cakes are not too sweet and keep their moisture even after a few days. Many people describe this as the perfect chocolate cake. I guess that is why this is called Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Cake.
I haven’t had a single complaint about this cake. In fact, my husband requests this cake all the time. It’s hard for the two of us to finish on our own, so I usually turn them into cupcakes instead. My coworkers definitely are not complaining about that!
I used this chocolate cake and its accompanying frosting recipe for a work potluck last winter around the holidays. In between the layers, I filled it with a peppermint buttercream frosting that I found on ABC’s Good Morning America website. My coworkers (and husband!) absolutely loved this simple adaptation.
This time, I made the cake for a coworker’s surprise bridal shower. I used the buttercream icing recipe from i am baker, who also provides the tutorial for the rose cake design. The photo above is the final product of the rose cake, so it’s a bit hard to see the actual chocolate layers. You don’t need a picture of the chocolate cake anyway, so I’m sure you’ll forgive me this time.
Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate cake with rose buttercream frosting
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup boiling water
- Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
- 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. 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.