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Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Good old fashioned chocolate cake. This classic chocolate cake with chocolate frosting can help celebrate birthdays or any occasion.

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SKILL LEVEL : intermediatePREP TIME : 25  Minutes

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories400
Calories from Fat180
Total Fat20 g31% DV
Saturated Fat12 g60% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol140 mg47% DV
Sodium420 mg18% DV
Total Carbohydrates56 g19% DV
Dietary Fiber2.0 g8% DV
Sugars28 g
Protein8 g
Vitamin A10% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg6% DV
Iron15% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories400
Calories from Fat180
Total Fat20 g31% DV
Saturated Fat12 g60% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol140 mg47% DV
Sodium420 mg18% DV
Total Carbohydrates56 g19% DV
Dietary Fiber2.0 g8% DV
Sugars28 g
Protein8 g
Vitamin A10% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg6% DV
Iron15% DV
  • 2-2/3 cups cake flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 eggs , separated
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup butter (1-1/2 sticks) , softened
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package HERSHEY'S Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bar (4 oz.) plus 1 section (1/2 oz.) , broken into pieces
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

  • 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.

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