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Celebration Chocolate Cake Recipe

Celebration Chocolate Cake
Intermediate

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Skill Level: Intermediate

Recipe Rating

Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup dairy sour cream
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 cup water

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease three 9-inch round baking pans. Line bottoms with wax paper; grease and flour paper. Mix cocoa with boiling water in small bowl; stir until smooth. Set aside to cool.
  • 2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add cocoa mixture, beating well.
  • 3. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with milk and sour cream to butter mixture, beating until blended. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • 4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks; carefully peel off wax paper. Cool completely. Frost as desired. Makes 12 servings.
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Ratings & Reviews

    Very rich...great for Black Forest cake :)
    The best recipe!!!
    Great cake recipe. However I find the frosting to come up short so I recommend increasing the it by 1/2 or doubling it and using the left over frosting on graham crackers.
    This cake is Fab!!!!!!!!!!!
    Awesome cake!!!
    Love it!!! So does the whole family. Very easy to make for any occasion!!
    This is a wonderful, moist chocolatey chocolate cake! My kids always request it for their birthdays, and I am quite happy to make it!
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