Today is our Pinterest Inspired Project and we are in the kitchen to make a cake. This was a really easy recipe to follow. Whenever I try a recipe for the first time, I always follow it exactly, than note any changes I would make to the recipe if I were to make it again.
Can I just say, I would not change a thing! This was delicious. HERE is where the inspiration came from!
I was nervous at first, thinking this would be really sweet and heavy. The frosting called for 3 cups of powdered sugar. Shockingly, it wasn’t that sweet.
This cake, as I said was easy to make and delicious. It was moist, tender and will satisfy any chocolate craving you may have.
Here is the recipe:
Perfect Chocolate Cake
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Hershey’s cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup butter*
2/3 cup Hershey’s cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour (using cocoa powder to avoid that white film on the cake) two 9″ layer cake pans.
In a large bowl mix together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add eggs, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract to bowl and beat for two minutes until well combined about two minutes.
Stir in boiling water, batter will be thin, until fully incorporated.
Divide evenly between pans.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until skewer comes out clean when inserted in center of cakes.
Remove from oven. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before removing from pans to completely cool.
Beat cocoa and butter together in a bowl.
Add sugar. milk, and vanilla extract to bowl and beat on low until moist. Beat until smooth.
Frost cakes as desired.
You can see the video HERE
Hope you give it a try! Hugs, Stac’