National Chocolate Cake Day

National Chocolate Cake Day was yesterday, January 27th, so to celebrate this wonderful occasion what better thing to do than to make a chocolate cake. Any excuses to eat cake! 😋

Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake

My “go-to” recipe for chocolate cake is always the classic Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake recipe. You just cannot fail with this deliciously moist chocolate cake – and it’s so easy to make!

I’m more of a standard buttercream or cream cheese icing kinda girl but my husband loves chocolate cake with peanut butter icing. So…gotta compromise haha – so peanut butter butter cream icing topped this yummy cake (recipe below)

Here’s what you’ll need to make the cake

Hershey’s “Perfectly ChocolateChocolate Cake Recipe


2 Cups Sugar

1 3/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour

3/4 Cup Hershey’s Cocoa

1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Salt

2 Eggs

1 Cup Milk

1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Cup Boiling Water


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

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 mixer 2 minutes.
Add boiling water to the cake mixture
Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).
Prepare your pans (grease, line with parchment paper and grease again!)

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

Peanut Butter Butter Cream Icing


1 Cup softened (not melted!) Butter

2 Cups Confectioners Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla Extract


Peanut Butter


In a medium bowl, mix together the butter and confectioners sugar. Add a little milk a little bit at a time for a smooth consistency. Add the vanilla extract.
Time for the Peanut Butter! Make sure to use Creamy (not crunchy!)
Add a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter to the mixture. Can use a little more if you want more peanut butter.
After the cake is thoroughly cooled than it’s time to put the icing on. So much fun! I had miniature snickers and Hershey bars on hand so I chopped and decorated for garnish.
So delicious!

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