Your New Favorite Chocolate Cake
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Liz C. March 3, 2018
Totally agree. I bake cakes for my synagogue, and for chocolate I use the Hershey's cake and frosting. I always get rave reviews and have been told multiple times it's the best chocolate cake they've had.
MelanieCurry April 1, 2016
Agreed. Moist and makes great cupcakes, pairs well with cream cheese frosting too.
HalfPint March 9, 2016
The original Hershey's recipe is my go-to chocolate cake. Has been for the past 10 years. I really have to force myself to make any other chocolate cake recipe. I use 1 cup of hot brewed coffee in lieu of the boiling water for a 'richer' flavor. This version with less water does intrigue me :)
Monica S. March 6, 2016
Hi, there! You have a couple of errors in the recipe! You need one full cup of boiling water, not 1/4 cup. Also, this makes two 8 or 9 inch rounds, not just one (it would spill over).
Posie (. March 6, 2016
Hi Monica! Thanks for checking -- the recipe above actually reads "one 8" double layer cake" for the yield, meaning two rounds as you said, just a different way of wording it. Also, you'll read in the article above that I chose to dial down the amount of liquid in the original recipe (using just 1/4 cup water) because I preferred how it made a slightly sturdier cake. It's up to you to decide which version you prefer!
clayshapes March 6, 2016
I'm sorry, but no chocolate cake is perfect unless it is made with buttermilk. Plain milk does not cut it.
Beth C. March 6, 2016
This cake is the only cake my family will let me bake for birthdays. I been making the original recipe for 20 years! Curious to try it with less water as written here and see if they notice.
Sarah S. March 5, 2016
This is similar to the chocolate cake recipe I use from the Sourhern Living Cookbook. (It's the best classic chocolate cake ever). However they use buttermilk instead of milk. It gives it a lighter texture. I also agree with the person who said to add a little instant coffee to the cake as well. Ina Garten knows her stuff when it comes to chocolate.
Jeanie June 3, 2015
Please help. Is it baking unsweetened cocoa or hot cocoa powder?
Ande June 3, 2015
It is baking cocoa powder, which is unsweetened. Not drinking cocoa.
Hope you enjoy the recipe!
Hope you enjoy the recipe!
Sharon April 7, 2015
I would have to cut way back on the sugar. Haven't tried it since I just found the recipe, but I will in time. Thank you.
Mary S. April 5, 2015
I have made this cake for years... Ina Garten uses this recipe with a few spins... instead if hot water she uses hot coffee. Everyone loves it.
bunten April 5, 2015
Another excellent chocolate (devil's food) cake recipe resides on the inside of the Ghirardelli unsweetened chocolate bar wrapper.
Claudia April 1, 2015
I bag all the dry ingredients have my own cake mix on hand. Used water not milk and results were the same. Best cake!
Lucienne B. March 30, 2015
On the bottle of Nellie & Joe's Key lime Juice bottle is the recipe for an incredibly yummy but simple key lime pie recipe. http://keylimejuice.com/nellie-joes-key-lime-pie/
aplatefulofhappiness April 5, 2015
I second this one. It was the one I was going to add to the list. No fail and so delicious!
Amy K. March 30, 2015
I'm looking forward to trying this one. Our family favorite recipe is the cake featured on the front of the Pillsbury Softasilk cake flour box. Moist, easy and beautiful!
TSmith March 30, 2015
We've been making this chocolate cake for years. It's the absolute best. Everyone asks, and then is shocked that it's right on the box. It's Martha Stewart's go-to, as well!
aargersi March 30, 2015
The ginger snaps on the back of The Ginger People's Crystallized Ginger are my no-fail go-to:
Posie (. March 30, 2015
I will happily eat anything that involved crystallized ginger. Definitely going to try those next, thank you!
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