Back-of-the-Box Hershey's Chocolate Cake
A rich super moist chocolate cake with a chocolate buttercream frosting. This is the best cake in the world!
Theres nothing like a good ol backofthebox recipe. This recipe for Hersheys chocolate cake can be found on the baking aisle of any grocery store specifically on the label of the brands signature unsweetened cocoa powder.
The iconic chocolate cake recipe was shared on Allrecipes more than 20 years ago and has since earned almost 3000 rave reviews and ratings. Its not hard to see why its beloved by the Allrecipes community Hersheys chocolate cake is incredibly indulgent yet incredibly easy to make with basic ingredients. Try it today to see what all the fuss is about!
Hersheys Chocolate Cake Ingredients
You probably already have all the ingredients youll need to make this rich chocolate cake. If not heres what to put on your grocery list
Two cups of white sugar add the perfect amount of sweetness while locking in the moisture from the other ingredients.
Allpurpose flour provides structure acts as a thickening agent and helps build the fluffy texture.
Of course youll want to use Hersheys brand unsweetened cocoa powder for this one. It adds the rich indulgent flavor you know and love.
Baking powder and baking soda act as leaveners which means they cause the batter to expand and give the cake a perfect rise.
Just a teaspoon of salt is all youll need to add complexity and highlight the other flavors. It might not seem like a lot but youll definitely miss the salt if you skip it.
Whole eggs affect the cake in a number of ways They provide structure add moisture lend flavor and contribute to a tender texture.
MilkWhole milk adds moisture and helps the batter come together smoothly.
OilVegetable oil ensures your cake will never be dry.
VanillaTwo teaspoons of vanilla extract add complex flavor and bring out the flavors of the other ingredients such as the cocoa powder.
You might be wondering why this recipe calls for a cup of boiling water. It intensifies the chocolatey flavor contributes to the fluffy texture and reacts with the leaveners to create an eeven higher rise.
Hersheys Chocolate Cake Frosting
So what about the frosting? Well the frosting featured in this recipe is slightly different from the official Hersheylands Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Frosting it calls for a bit more butter sugar cocoa powder and milk.
Youll need the same ingredients for both frostings though Butter unsweetened cocoa powder confectioners sugar