Perfect Homemade Chocolate Cake

Perfect Homemade Chocolate Cake

Perfect Homemade chocolate cake adapted from the Hershey's cocoa container.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 cakes


  • 1 cup Hershey's cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 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


  • Pre-heat oven to 350. Grease and flour two 9 inch round baking pans
  • Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin.) Pour into pans.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
  • Top with your favorite icing or whipped cream.


Adapted from the Hershey's cocoa container. There is a difference in taste between Hersheys cocoa and other brands. You may need to use more cocoa for an other brand cocoa. Consider using 2 tbs more than 1 cup.