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Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake Recipe

Things You'll Need

  • 1 package (4 oz.) plus 1 section (1/2 oz.) HERSHEY'S Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-2/3 cups cake flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk

How to Make

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  • 2. Combine chocolate and water in small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • 3. Beat butter and sugar in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks and vanilla; beat well. Add chocolate; beat until blended. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; add alternately with milk to butter mixture. Beat egg whites in medium bowl until stiff, but not dry; fold into batter. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • 4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost as desired. Makes 12 servings.