- I've finally found a great scratch recipe for chocolate cake. It's called Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake. I will forever use it whenever I am in need of chocolate cake because it's divine! I have been using Hershey's cocoa but I just read on a blog that it's even better with a higher quality cocoa like Ghiradelli.
"Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake
2 c. sugar
1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c. milk
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. boiling water
Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour two 9-in. round pans.
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 very thin) Pour into pans.
Bake 30-35 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 min.; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.