Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hershey's Chocolate Cake

Hershey's Chocolate Cake

2 c. sugar (I use 1 1/2 cups)
1 ¾ c. flour
¾ c. cocoa
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
1 ½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 c. milk
½ c. oil
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. boiling water

Grease and flour 2 round cake pans (9-inch) or 9x13 pan. Sift together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and mix to combine. Add boiling water and mix until incorporated. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. Cool several minutes, remove from pans, finish cooling.

To make the cake picture above:

I baked the chocolate cake in 6-inch (or were they 7-inch) layer pans -- I used three layers and put the leftover batter in a separate pan.


2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
pink coloring

Beat whipping cream until almost stiff. Add sour cream, vanilla, coloring and sugar. Beat until stiff.

I dipped cherries in melted chocolate chips, cooled them on waxed paper and then used the cherries to decorate the cake.

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