Ingredients

How to make it

  • Directions:
  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round pans or one 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  • 2. 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 electric mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • 3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes for round pans, 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular pan or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. (Cake may be left in rectangular pan, if desired.) Frost with ONE-BOWL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING. 8 to 10 servings.
  • ONE-BOWL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 2-2/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa or Dutch Processed Cocoa
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Beat butter in medium bowl. Add powdered sugar and cocoa alternately with milk, beating to spreading consistency (additional milk may be needed). Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE DIRECTIONS (Cake):
  • -- Decrease sugar to 1-3/4 cups
  • -- Increase flour to 1-3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons
  • -- Decrease baking powder to 1-1/4 teaspoons
  • -- Decrease baking soda to 1-1/4 teaspoons
  • -- Increase milk to 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons
  • -- Bake at 375°F, 30 to 35 minutes for both pan sizes

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    " It was excellent "
    bakerme ate it and said...
    I have the same recipe from the tin of Hershey's cocoa. It's the only chocolate cake I ever make! It can be made as a sheet cake or layer cake and both come out delicious. If you've never made a from scratch chocolate cake, try this one and you'll never make one of those awful mixes again! Heavenly Deep Dark Chocolate Cake
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    " It was excellent "
    samboli ate it and said...
    woww that looks great!! i give it a 5!!
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  • angelgirl94 10 years ago
    Perfect for a chocoholic like me. Thanks for posting. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    Hi there Iffyo... It looks like we both enjoy the same thing. CHOCOLATE!!! Your recipe is being placed at the top of my list to prepare for a family gathering. I know it will be appreciated by everyone ;-) Thank you.
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    Im going to try this one as soon as I get all my Christmas cookie baking done. Thank your for the super post!!
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    " It was excellent "
    liezel ate it and said...
    Yummy!!
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  • cubralinda 11 years ago
    YUM TUM!!THATS SO CHOCOLATY DELICOUS! THANKS FOR SHARING, AND THE COMMENT ON THE EGG OMELET!
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  • cubralinda 11 years ago
    wow! Thanks for sharing definately make this next week!!
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  • chezzane 11 years ago
    thank you iffyo,i'l surely try that out! looks interesting.
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  • chefmeow 11 years ago
    I have to agree with cakelady, this one sounds perfect. Can't wait to try. Thanks for a great post.
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  • cakelady 11 years ago
    I'm always looking for good chocolate frosting recipes. This one looks great. Thanks for the high altitude directions.
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