Hershey's Chocolate Cake

Hershey's Chocolate Cake

2 cups sugar

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

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


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan (or two 9 inch round pans).

In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Add these wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix for 2 minutes

on medium speed of mixer. 

Pour the boiling water into the batter. Stir in the water with a spatula. The batter will be thin. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

For the 9 x 13 inch pan, bake about 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the cake tests done with a toothpick. If you are using two 9

inch round pans, they need to bake 30 to 35 minutes. 

Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from pan to a wire rack to finish cooling.