Monday, April 26, 2010
THE ULTIMATE BIRTHDAY CAKE: Chocolate on Chocolate
HERSHEY'S PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CAKE
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups AP flour
3/4 cup Hershey Cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9" round pans.
Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla; beat on med. speed 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour into pans.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire cooling racks. Cool completely.
HERSHEY'S PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE FROSTING
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
2/3 cup Hershey Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk (more if needed - I always need a couple extra tablespoons)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on med. speed to spreading consistency. Add more milk, a little at a time, if needed. Stir in vanilla. Makes about 2 cups of frosting.