Sunday, September 14, 2008

Oh, My Goodness

Oh My Goodness! This has to be the best chocolate cake ever. I'd seen the recipe on the back of the Hershey's Cocoa Powder box many, many times and never gave it a second thought. What a mistake, because this cake is absolutely delicious.

The title tells the truth about this recipe, "Perfectly Chocolate." The most unusual thing about this recipe is that it calls for a cup of boiling water added to the batter. I don't know the chemistry that is taking place here, but oh what chemistry.

You absolutely must try this recipe, you will not be disappointed.

Hershey®'s "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake

2 c. sugar
1-3/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. Hershey®'s Cocoa
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 c. milk
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. boiling water
"Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-in. round baking pans.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on med. speed 2 min. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour into pans.
  3. Bake 30-35 min. or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 min.; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with "Perfectly Chocolate"™ Chocolate Frosting. About 10 to 12 servings.

"Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting

1 stick (1/2 c.) butter
2/3 c. Hershey®'s Cocoa,
3 c. powdered sugar
1/3 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract

  1. Melt butter. Stir in cocoa.
  2. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on med. speed to spreading consistency. Add more milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. Makes about 2 cups.


  1. Oh My Goodness is right! It looks scrumptious! Eat a bite for me please! :)

    Have a wonderful rest of your Sunday!, Robin

  2. I have been craving a homemade chocolate cake for the longest time. How did you know?! This looks like it! :)

  3. I am not a big fan of chocolate cake but that looks like it would be so good with a cup of coffee. Oh, my!

  4. That looks fabulous!

    Right now I'd eat that for breakfast if I could! The orange and chocolate cookies also look really good. Nice blog!

  5. I have never made it but often seen it and wondered if it was really that good./ Since it obviously is -- I will now be forced to make it!


  6. YUM..... I will be trying that one!

  7. I haven't had chocolate cake in probably 8 or 9 years. That one is pretty tempting though!

  8. I never bake, but that looks to good to pass by, so I think I will give it a try...
    Boy will my family be surprise when I serve them homemade cake…
    You will probably get thank you letters from them…LOL..


  9. The picture you took of this cake looks so delicious that I had to make it. I just finished frosting it. Can't wait till after supper to slice up this baby and dig in! Thanks for the wonderful recipes you post and the pictures are so wonderful!

  10. Yay, Darla! Thanks for the nice comment. And it's not just cuz we're sisters either, huh?

    That's my sister, Darla, y'all!

  11. Oh my goodness! If anyone out there is just thinking about making this recommendation is go on and do it. This is the most delicious chocolate cake ever. If you love chocolate this is the cake for you!!
    Laurie, thanks for this recipe. I have never paid attention to the recipe on the Hershey's container. I am so glad you did.
    ~Darla (your sis)

  12. Darla - I'm so glad you liked the cake as much as I did. I made two of those cakes within a week. :o]
    The cake pictured is the second one!

  13. I want to make cupcakes from this recipe and bring to work some time!


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