Hershey's Disappearing Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

We found this recipe in a magazine at a doctors office where my wife discovered she was pregnant with our oldest daughter over 19 years ago.It has become our favorite cake. The title fits,it always disapears to quick.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Generously grease and flour 2-9 inch round or 13x9 cake pan.Cream butter and shortning,sugar and vanilla until fluffy.Blend in eggs.Combine cocoa,flour,baking powder,baking soda and salt in bowl.
  2. Add milk and flour mixture alternatly to batter.Blend well and pour into pans.Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until cake test done.Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans if using round pans. Frost with your favorite frosting.
  3. We use homemade white butter flavored frosting.
  4. (Cake is very heavy).
Most Helpful

This is the best chocolate cake I ever made and it was years ago and I still remember how great it was.

rwilliams3c September 03, 2014

I have also been using this recipe for years. It is a good old standby recipe that is easy to throw together. Good with whipped cream or a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

swissms May 31, 2010

I too had this recipe many years ago (and lost it). It was (at that time) printed on the tin of Hershey's cocoa. I made the cake when I had my parents and sister over for dinner one day. I iced the cake with 7-minute frosting and commented to my sister after we had dessert that the name was correct...it certainly did dissappear! Thanks for posting it!!

Shirley King May 30, 2010