Hershey's Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 305.7
  • Total Fat: 11.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.0 mg
  • Sodium: 432.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 50.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 5.1 g

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Number of Servings: 12


    # 2 cups sugar
    # 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    # 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK 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


1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round pans or one 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.

3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes for round pans, 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular pan or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. (Cake may be left in rectangular pan, if desired.)

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ALTERIDEM.

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  • Does this include the deep dark frosting? - 3/4/13

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  • People rave about this recipe! Since I've moved overseas and cannot use cake mixes, this has become my stand-by for special occasions. - 1/28/11

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  • I made this recipe. I used ideal for the sugar and saved over 200 calories per serving. I saw on the Hershey's site that the calories where approx 570 calories per serving. Using Ideal sweetener in the cake make it 388 calories per serving in a cake that renders 12 servings. Very good cake. - 3/28/10

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