In all my years of baking, I have never tried Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake… Gasp!  Shocking, I know…  Well, I have heard many a rave review about the recipe, so when I got a hankering for baking, I decided to give this recipe a try!


  • 2 C sugar
  • 1-3/4 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 C Hershey’s Cocoa
  • 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 (I recommend using coffee!)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and prepare pans (pan grease)
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl (I recommend sifting first then add to bowl and whisk to combine)
  3. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla
  4. Beat on med. speed for 2 minutes and then stir in boiling water (or coffee) *Batter will be thin
  5. Bake 30-35 min. or until toothpick comes out clean
  6. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans to cool on wire rack (cool completely)
  7. Makes two 9″ rounds or approximately 30 cupcakes

This chocolate recipe is excellent!  It will be a new staple in my home, and may become my new standard chocolate cake!  I highly recommend you try it (if you haven’t already!).

I have posted the recipe as Hershey has written it (with my recommendation of adding coffee!), so there is no confusion, and anyone can re-create it.  However, to see what I did with this recipe, check out my next blog post: OMG! Cupcakes!!

Happy Caking 🙂