Thursday, September 08, 2005

My Favorite Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake
Originally uploaded by
Food Fanatic.
Here's a recipe I clipped from Good Housekeeping Magazine in October of 1982. It was in an ad for Hershey's Cocoa and I've made this cake dozens of times over the years.

1 3/4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup Hershey's cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients, except for boiling water. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Remove batter from mixer, stir in the boiling water. The batter will be thin. Pour into two greased and floured 9" or three 8" layer pans or one 9x13 pan.
Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes for layers, 35-40 minutes for the 9x13 pan, or until a toothpick inserted in the the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on a rack, remove from pans and cool completely.
I like to frost mine with cream cheese frosting.


evelin said...

OH! I make this cake too ... I LOVE it. Easy, tastes great. One of two recipes I have for chocolate cake with boiling water ... both are excellent. This cake is great straight from the pan, no frosting necessary. But I do like it with whipped cream. Evelin

karen said...

I hadn't thought about putting whipped cream on it. Great idea! Most of the time I just put store-bought frosting on it, but a lot of times I put homemade marshmallow cream frosting on it.