So, I have made this cake several times now, and this was the first time I actually got a slice. I have made this recipe as cupcakes for a friend, and as a tiered cake for a shower (it was the bottom layer... way to heavy to be on top), and one of many cakes for my grandpa's surprise party last spring... but it was not til my Mom's birthday this past August that I GOT A SLICE. It is by far the moistest cake ever. Period. DISCLAIMER: I don't typically like chocolate cake, or chocolate frosting, but this cake changed my mind.
So the triple chocolate cake - chocolate one: the cake is chocolate. Two: the frosting is a chocolate buttercream that is to die for. Three: in the middle is an unseen layer of whipped chocolate ganache.
Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake
I am not completely sure where I originally came across this recipe for the cake, but I guarantee you won't regret trying it. It is a easy recipe for sure!
- 2 cups sugar
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup boiling water
- 9 OZ bittersweet chocolate, chopped (or chips if you are lazy like me)
- 1 cup heavy cream