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Heritage Chocolate Cake Recipe

Heritage Chocolate Cake
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Prep Time:
22 Minutes
Skill Level:
Intermediate

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Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 slice
Servings per Recipe: 10

  Amount Per Serving %DV *
Calories 550 -
Calories from Fat 190 -
Total Fat 21g 32% DV
Saturated Fat 12g 60% DV
Trans Fat 1g -
Cholesterol 115mg 38% DV
Sodium 490mg 20% DV
Total Carbohydrates 91g 30% DV
Dietary Fiber 2g 0% DV
Sugars 64g -
Protein 8g -
Vitamin A - 15% DV
Vitamin C - 0% DV
Calcium - 8% DV
Iron - 15% DV

*Percent Daily Values (% DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Note: Makes 8-10 servings. Nutrition Information calculated for 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk or sour milk*
  • CHOCOLATE FUDGE FROSTING (recipe follows)

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

2. Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to butter mixture, beating just until smooth. 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 CHOCOLATE FUDGE FROSTING. 8 to 10 servings.

* To sour milk: Use 4-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar plus milk to equal 1-1/2 cups.

CHOCOLATE FUDGE FROSTING

1/3 cup butter or margarine

2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa

2-2/3 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat; add cocoa, stirring constantly until smooth.(Mixture will be very thick.) Remove from heat; pour into medium bowl. Cool slightly.

2. Add powdered sugar alternately with milk and vanilla, beating to spreading consistency. About 2 cups frosting.

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  • 2 stars

    4/4/2013

    I have not tried the cake recipe but I have attempted the frosting on numerous occasions. Let's just say the recipe is far from fool proof. Most often it seems the ingredients don't blend well resulting in a clumpy,oily consistency that looks awful when worked onto a cake. I tried switching the butter for margarine which actually worked once but I never know what I'll get. Now all I do is mix two tbs. of the Hershey's Dark Cocoa with a can of a good dark chocolate frosting. Still in search of a easy, relatively cheap scratch chocolate frosting.

  • 4 stars

    12/3/2009

    I made this cake all the time when I was a teenager. My younger brother and sister wanted this weekly. I always had to sour the milk and having the instructions on the back of the box made it easy to do. I'm so glad I've re-found this recipe. I plan on surprising them with this cake at Christmas or the next time we're together!

  • 4 stars

    8/17/2010

    Absolutely the best chocolate cake I have ever attempted to modify to be gluten free. It does not have the bitter cocoa taste many have.

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