Monday, July 4, 2011

Chocolate Cake

Don't get me wrong, my pantry is stocked with all sorts of premade cake mixes.
I just have a strange desire to have a recipe for everything.
Tha,t and this is SO MUCH BETTER than what comes in a box.
Chocolate Cake
Recipe from Hershey's Kitchens

2 c. sugar

1 3/4 c. flour
3/4 c. cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 c. milk
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. boiling water

Heat oven to 350°F.
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 mixer 2 minutes.
Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).
Pour batter into prepared pan(s).

Bake (times are listed below) until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

- 13x9" pan: bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely. Frost.
- (3) 8" rounds: bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost.
- Bundt Cake: bake 50 to 55 minutes. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost.
- (30) cupcakes: fill cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 22 to 25 minutes. Cool completely. Frost.

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