Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate cake with rose buttercream frosting
This is, hands-down, one of the best chocolate cake recipes out there. I decorated with a buttercream frosting and covered my cake in roses.
Author: Eva Bakes
1 and 3/4cupsall-purpose flour
1 and 1/2teaspoonsbaking powder
1 and 1/2teaspoonsbaking soda
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.
VariationsONE-PAN CAKE: Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Heat oven to 350° F. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely. Frost.THREE LAYER CAKE: Grease and flour three 8-inch round baking pans. Heat oven to 350°F. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost. BUNDTCAKE: Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt pan. Heat oven to 350°F. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 50 to 55 minutes. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost.CUPCAKES: Line cupcake pan with paper liners. Heat oven to 350° F. Fill cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 22 to 25 minutes. Cool completely. Frost. About 30 cupcakes.Sources: Cake from Hershey's (their chocolate frosting recipe which I used for cupcakes can also be found there). Peppermint buttercream frosting mentioned above is from ABC's Good Morning America website. Buttercream recipe from i am baker. Rose cake tutorial can also be found at i am baker