Best Ever Chocolate Cake {Hershey's}

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
This simple chocolate cake is better than boxed! Once you try this cake, you may never turn back!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease and flour your baking pan (see size information in the notes below) or line your muffin pan with paper liners for cupcakes.
  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla to dry mixture and mix with an electric mixer on medium for about 2 minutes. Gently mix in boiling water. Note: Your batter will seem thin, it's ok.. it's supposed to!
  • Pour into pans and bake. Cool on wire racks.

Recipe Notes

9x13 pan: 35 - 40 minutes
3 layers (3 x 8" round cake pans) 30 to 35 minutes
Cupcakes: Line with paper cups. Fill 2/3 full and bake 22 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 248, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 28mg, Sodium: 301mg, Potassium: 138mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 34g, Vitamin A: 80IU, Calcium: 43mg, Iron: 1mg