Friday, September 2, 2011

Chocolate Cake

Are you look for a delicious, super easy chocolate cake? Yes? I've found it! I'm pretty sure this is the yummiest chocolate cake ever and its not just me saying that, everyone who has tried it has said the same thing.

The recipe is actually from the Hersey's website, its called the 'Perfectly Chocolate' Cake and they're not wrong. I don't have any Hersey's cocoa so used my regular dark cocoa with great results.

I've used this recipe a number of times now, for the cars cake and for some chocolate lamington cupcakes a while back, it has always turned out super moist and oh so chocolaty. I haven't even mentioned the most swoon worthy part, the icing, I did things a bit different from the original recipe but it was yummy. I don't know know how to describe it, its so smooth and creamy, it almost reminds me of chocolate mousse.
The cake is very simple and easy to make, basically just mixing all the wet ingredients into all the dry ingredients and putting it in the oven.

I think I've used all the words for awesome I know in this post, its yummy, perfect, moist, chocolaty, swoon worthy, delicious! Please try it.
  • For the Chocolate Cake

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

To make the cake- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees c. Grease and flour two 8 inch round cake tins.

In a large bowl add sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, whisk together.
Add the eggs, milk, oil,water and the vanilla to the dry ingredients. Beat the wet and dry ingredients together on medium speed for two minutes.
Evenly divide the cake mixture between the prepared cake pans.
Bake the cakes for 30 to 35 minutes or until a skewer poked in the middle comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes before turning them onto wire racks to cool completely.
While the cake is cooling prepare the icing.

For the Frosting

100 grams unsalted butter (softened)
3 cups icing sugar
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

To make the frosting- In a medium bowl beat the butter until pale and fluffy. Beat in the cocoa powder and the vanilla extract. Add the icing sugar and milk in two parts, adding a little extra milk if the frosting is too dry, continue beating until the frosting is smooth, fluffy and delicious.
Spread the bottom half of the chocolate cake with frosting. Sandwich the second cake layer on top.
Cover the entire cake with generous swirls of the remaining icing.
Enjoy with a big glass of milk!


  1. Wow! This looks amazing. I love your blog!

  2. this cake looks like an advert!! Utterly stunning! x


  3. Recipe sounds great.

    When do you add the water to the mixture? I guess with the other wet items.
    thank you

  4. I am always looking for a more improved chocolate cake recipe! Although, I do have my "go-to" recipe now. I am totally willing to try this out! Looks perfect! And if it's from Hershey's it must be good :)

  5. That certainly does look like a perfect chocolate cake, especially the 'me' sized slice on the plate! Drool!

  6. looks like a perfect go-to chocolate cake recipe.

  7. Sorry anonymous, I forgot to mention the water, yes I add it with the rest of the wet ingredients. I've edited the recipe to include it.

    Thanks Chele, Everyone ended up with big slices like that, safe to say no one complained about it :)

    Thanks for the lovely comments everyone.

  8. Hershey's Cake? ZOMG this truly is my idea of heaven. Looks so tempting with the swirls of frosting. Will have to acquire some of their chocolate from the sweets store nearby and give this a whirl. Thanks!

  9. I need a slice of that! Or just the whole thing. x