Hi all, I've made the Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate cake before and it was well received and I thought it was good, but not spectacular.
In addition to using a better quality cocoa (I'm thinking of trying Ghiardelli), I know there is a modification where you sub sour cream for the milk. But I also read something about changing the quantity of the leveners? Does anyone know anything about that?
I'm making 2 -10inch rounds, I'm also wondering if I should make 1.5 times the recipe or if the single recipe should be ok, even though it lists 8 or 9 inch pans?
AA 10 inch round is almost double the volume of a 8 inch round.
i would just look for a recipe with sour cream unless you want to do testing --
ASpc's posted modification that ran around here a couple years ago was indeed the sour cream instead of milk and 1t for baking powder/soda. I also go a tad heavy on the flour measurement. Edited to add: epi's double layer chocolate cake is very similar, but is written out for 2-10" pans
Actually Hershey's is great cocoa to use. I prefer it over Ghirardelli and it consistently rates really high in America's Test Kitchen. Yes if you do a search for scp1127 and Hershey you'll find her mods for the cake. The Epicurious cake is a FANTASTIC recipe. I used it for one of my wedding tiers and it was totally demolished.
I have another week to experiment, now that he pushed back his party. I think I'll make a few small samples to try out...that Epicurious one keeps getting mentioned, I'm definitely going to try it. It will be with a raspberry filling, so I think a nice rich chocolate is what I'm looking for.
Hershey's will be similar to a boxed cake mix in texture. Epicurious and the other one will be more fudgey.
I made the Hershey's cake with scp1127's modification of sour cream and levener. It was delicious. I liked it better than when I made it with milk.