Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting
Ingredients
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 34/ cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk (I used heavy cream because I had it)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Prepare 2 8-inch round cake pans by greasing them well and lining the bottom of the pan with parchment. Set aside.
  2. Bring 1 cup of water to boil by your preferred method (kettle, microwave, stove top) and add the instant coffee to the water.
  3. Shift together your dry ingredients in a large bowl: flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together your eggs, sugar, milk, oil and vanilla until well combined. Once the coffee has cooled a bit, whisk the coffee into the wet ingredients. Add all the wet ingredients into your dry and whisk. The batter will be thin but don't worry, it cooks to a thick, dense cake.
  5. Pour your batter into the prepared cake pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Test your cakes by inserting a tooth pick into the centre to make sure it comes out clean. That means it's done! Cool your cake for 15-20 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
  6. Once cooled, frost with "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting. Whip your butter with a hand mixer or stand mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the cocoa, vanilla and salt. Gradually add in milk and powdered sugar, alternating until it reaches a spreadable consistency. Add additional milk (by the teaspoon) or powdered sugar if you need to reach the perfect consistency. This recipe is just the perfect amount for Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake.
  7. I layered this yummy icing between the two round cakes and slathered it all over the top and sides. Then I topped the cake with fun Easter coloured M&M's.