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    Hersey's Chocolate midnight Cake

    Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:28 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Does someone have the old recipe from Hersey's Cocoa can for a chocolate midnight cake?? Would you please share it with me as I don't have a copy and it is the best cake around without icing. The revipe caklls for baking soda and hot water for the rise. icon_razz.gif
    Thank you in advance for your time
    Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:56 am
    Forum Host
    name not quite the same but has the soda and water Hershey's Chocolate Cake With Frosting
    Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:21 pm
    Forum Host
    I have their recipe for the 1963 version, it was called "Chocolate Medallion Cake"

    1/4c butter or margarine
    1/4c vegetable shortening
    2c sugar
    2 eggs, unbeaten
    2c sifted cake flour
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    3/4c Hershey's Cocoa
    3/4c boiling water
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    1c buttermilk
    1 teaspoon vanilla

    Preheat oven to 350F
    Grease & flour either two 9-inch layer pans or one oblong pan 9 x 13 x 2-inches.
    Cream butter or margarine and shortening together, add sugar gradually creaming until light and fluffy.
    Add eggs one at a time beating well after each.
    Sift flour and salt together, set aside.
    Make a smooth paste of the cocoa and boiling water, cool slightly.
    Stir baking soda into buttermilk, add alternately with the sifted flour to the creamed mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
    Add cocoa-water mixture and blend thoroughly.
    Blend in vanilla.
    Pour into prepared pan(s).
    Bake about 40 minutes for oblong pan and about 35 minutes for layer pans.
    Fill and frost with Fluffy Cocoa frosting

    Fluffy Cocoa Frosting
    3/4c Hershey's Cocoa
    4c confectioner's sugar
    1/2c butter or margarine
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2c evaporated milk

    Mix cocoa and sugar
    Cream part of the cocoa-sugar mixture with the butter or margarine
    Blend in vanilla and 1/2 the milk.
    Add remaining cocoa-sugar mixture and blend well.
    Add remaining milk and beat to desired spreading consistency, additional milk may be added if required.
    Yield: filling and frosting for two 9-inch layers.
    Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:54 pm Groupie
    Could it be this? Midnight Chocolate Cake
    pinky kookie
    Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:47 pm Groupie

    I found these two recipes with the same name and made with Hershey's cocoa in

    1/2 c. Hershey's Cocoa
    1 c. cold water
    3 tbsp. shortening
    1 c. sugar
    1 egg, beaten
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1 c. flour
    Put cocoa and cold water in pot (3 quart) and bring to boil and boil for 2 minutes. While hot add shortening, sugar, beaten egg, salt and vanilla. Then sift flour with baking soda and add and mix thoroughly. This will make a loaf cake of one 9 inch layer.
    NOTE: Double recipe to make a two layer 9 inch cake. Bake 30 minutes at 375 degrees.

    And here other similar ones including baking soda and hot water:

    2 c. sugar
    1 3/4 c. all purpose flour
    3/4 c. Hershey's cocoa
    1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
    1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
    1 tsp. salt
    2 eggs
    1 c. milk
    1/2 c. vegetable oil
    2 tsp. vanilla extract
    1 c. boiling water
    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 round pans, 9" x 1 1/2" or rectangular pan. In large mixer bowl combine dry ingredients. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Remove from mixer; stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes for round pans and 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular pan or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in rounds 10 minutes, remove from pans. Cool completely.

    made with Hershey’s Cocoa or Hershey’s Premium European-Style Cocoa
    pinky kookie
    Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:37 pm Groupie

    And here is this other Topic Thread with the same recipe request:


    Olderfunnygurl - Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:56 am - Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    Does anyone have the recipe for Chocolate Midnight that was on the back of Hershey cocoa can for years. It required that hot water be poured over the batter last and then stirred in, at least that is how I remember the recipe. I believe that vinegar and baking soda were used for the rise. My Mother used to make it all the time but I lost the recipe. I checked all the recipes on Zaar and none of them seem right. Can someone help me bring back a great memory of my mom.

    And I found these two cake recipes similar to the poster's description about pouring hot water over the batter last and then stirred in. Also includes vinegar and baking soda, just the names are different:

    with vinegar, baking soda and water:,166,129183-248192,00.html

    WACKY CAKE RECIPE - (similar recipe as above),196,138163-224200,00.html
    Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:25 am Groupie
    Looks like they just keep changing the name LOL! Went to the Hershey website, and they now call it Black Magic Cake!. Knew it was the same when one of the comments from a poster said she has been making it for over 35 years!
    pinky kookie
    Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:30 pm Groupie

    I also saw the same recipe there 1Steve, but sugarbaker13 says that "the recipe calls for baking soda and hot water for the rise", and the hot water (or maybe vinegar) mixed with the soda is not included there, only the buttermilk; so maybe this is another similar recipe with different name, right?.
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