Looking for a recipe to bake a chocolate cake without using store bought cake mixes..i want to save the recipe for ever..please help
2 c sugar
2 c flour
3/4-1c cocoa (depending on your preference)
1.5 t baking powder
1.5 t baking soda
.5 t salt
2 T vanilla
1 c milk
1/2 c oil
1 cup HOT water
Put all dry ingredients in the bowl and turn the mixer on low. Add in eggs, then vanilla, then milk, the oil and mix on med-high for 3 minutes. Hand stir in hot water. Bake at 350 for approx 30 min, depending on oven. You'll be able to smell chocolate cake when it's almost done
Kaliscakes, that's very close to the Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake...you must have tinkered with a bit to get your own version. Like we all do! I make the Hershey's cake with sour cream instead of milk---but I'm totally stealing your idea to use 2 T. vanilla!
Lavi, if you want to look at the original recipe, you can find it on the can of Hershey's cocoa, or here: http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/184/HERSHEY%27S-%22PERFECTLY-CHOCOLATE%22-Chocolate-Cake.aspx
Kaliscakes is right--this is a really moist & delicious chocolate cake. I made it for a wedding cake this past weekend, and people were clamoring for seconds.
Very cool to know! I had no idea where this recipe originated, it was one my grandmother taught me when I was little, so it'd cool to have some background on it! Thanks!
Thank you KalisCakes, im sure going to give it a try and let you know..will this measuremnt be gpod enough for a 9*11" cake?
thanks Sangriacupcake, i have used sour cream in a cake earlier and it was dellliicciiioousss...will try to put all ideas together..n get a good outcome
I always wanted to know before we try to bake a big cake is there any way to try a small one (in a small pyrex bowl for example) and how do we come up with a measurement for that??? Any ideas??
I can't wait to try this cake. Sounds so Yummy!
lavi11127: You can make only half of the recipe and try it in cupcakes. I adjusted the Hershey recipe to my own. That is a good one, and very moist too. I used sour cream as sangriacupcakes. HTH
Thank you all the cake was a big hit.. Couldn't asked for something more perfect... Awesome thank you for all the great inputs
The Hershey's recipe is delicious but I don't find it dense enough for 3D cakes, don't know what type of cake you are making but you may want to keep that in mind.
I use the Hershey's one for cupcakes and it is a HIT!
Ina Garten, from Food Network has a wonderful recipe for a chocolate cake. She calls it Tiered Chocolate Buttercream Cake & the link to get to it is: [url] http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tiered-chocolate-buttercream-cake-recipe/index.html [/url]
It is her recipe for a tiered cake but you can use the cake batter for any cake. I did not tier mine when I tried it. However, if you use any other pan sizes than what she recommends for the tiered cake, you will need to estimate baking time & watch it very carefully so you can get your bake time right for the pan size you are using. I did not try the buttercream icing recipe she lists with the cake. I only used the cake batter recipe & I will definitely say it is the best chocolate cake recipe that I have tried. It is dense, moist, & I did not even need to level the cakes after baking & that is with no bake even strips (I don't have any yet). I will say that the cakes rose pretty high in the oven & I thought I was going to have to cut half the cakes off later but surprisingly, when they cooled, it all went back to the perfect height- no leveling! I thought that was pretty cool. This is a large batch of batter so be prepared to use it.