Hershey's " Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake - Glut

"Posted on behalf of Yahoo Group SillyYaks. Re:The best cake I have ever had!!! This is straight off the box of Natural Hershey's cocoa:"
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  • Heat oven to 350°.
  • Grease and flour two 9 inches round baking pans.
  • Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.
  • Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla.
  • Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.
  • Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).
  • Pour into pans.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pans to wire racks.
  • Cool completely.
  • Frost with "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting.
  • To make Frosting melt butter & stir in cocoa.
  • Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on med speed to spreading consistency.
  • Add more milk if needed & stir in vanilla makes about 2 Cups.
  • I followed this recipe exactly and did not add xanthan gum and it was not only easy to do but again the results are fantastic. I think I have found the cake I will use for birthdays, special occasions, etc. No one and I mean no one will be able to tell it is gf! :).

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  1. Chef shapeweaver
    Years ago I made the original recipe that was on the Hershey's can. And it was very good. I didn't make it GF. So the photo isn't of GF cake.Sorry.
  2. Megan B.
    I've used this recipe for peanut butter cup cupcakes and oreo poke cake and it's amazing! Don't be afraid that's its liquidy because the cake turns out light and really rises. Haven't had a chance to try the frosting yet, but the cake is sooooo worth it! I do add more vanilla than it calls for, though, since it is really chocolate-y.
  3. anniek36
    I used this recipe for a Birthday cake I made! Supurb! very fudgy and moist! they said it was the best cake they ever ate! I did use all purpose flour and used 1 cup of brown sugar wow sooooo good!
  4. mojenny
    I am new to the gf way of life. I had to unlearn everything about baking. And I was a lifelong, excellent baker. All that said, this is a great cake! Whether your gf or not!! Do use the frosting recipe it is delicious and very easy to spread.
  5. KatieGT
    I just wrote a review but was not signed on and I'm not sure it will show up. So, a quick summary - this cake is the best - I've made it over one hundred times - and it can't be beat. In response to the question about the cakes sticking to the pans - use a baking spray. Pam makes one and there are store brands, as well. Cooks Illustrated recommended them - and they work perfectly. No more flouring or parchment paper. By the way, be sure to make this cake with the Perfectly Chocolate Frosting - outstanding!



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