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! 😋
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)
Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate 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
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.
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