Chocolatetown Special Cake

Chocolatetown Special Cake

This special timeless homemade chocolate cake recipe has been a Hershey's favorite since the 1960s. Now make it part of your own family tradition. And embellish by topping with fruits or chocolate curls and serving with ice cream!

SKILL LEVEL
intermediate
PREP
20 min
BAKE
35 min

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories470
Calories from Fat160
Total Fat18 g28% DV
Saturated Fat7 g35% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol55 mg18% DV
Sodium350 mg15% DV
Total Carbohydrates76 g25% DV
Dietary Fiber2.0 g8% DV
Sugars54 g
Protein6 g
Vitamin A6% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg4% DV
Iron20% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories470
Calories from Fat160
Total Fat18 g28% DV
Saturated Fat7 g35% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol55 mg18% DV
Sodium350 mg15% DV
Total Carbohydrates76 g25% DV
Dietary Fiber2.0 g8% DV
Sugars54 g
Protein6 g
Vitamin A6% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg4% DV
Iron20% DV
2-1/4 cupsall-purpose flour
2/3 cupshortening
ONE-BOWL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING (recipe follows)
1-3/4 cupssugar
1-1/2 teaspoonsbaking soda
1/2 teaspoonsalt
1 teaspoonvanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 cupHERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
1-1/3 cupsbuttermilk or sour milk *
1/2 cupwater, boiling

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  • 2. Stir together cocoa and water in small bowl until smooth. Beat shortening, sugar and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add to shortening mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating until well blended. Add cocoa mixture; beat well. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • 3. 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. Frost with ONE-BOWL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING. Makes 12 servings.
  • * To Make Sour Milk: Use 4 teaspoons white vinegar plus milk to equal 1-1/3 cups.
  • ONE-BOWL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 2-2/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Beat butter in small bowl. Add powdered sugar and cocoa alternately with milk; beat to spreading consistency (additional milk may be needed). Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.
Ingredients sitting on a table

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