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Monday, October 26, 2009

Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake

In the spirit of Saturday football parties, I decided to put some of my new cake decorating skills to use. I picked up a cute football helmet pan at Michaels with a 40% off coupon and thought I would try to impress the hubs by making him a Louisville cake. I think it came out pretty well for my first attempt.

I was able to trace a picture of logo onto parchment paper with piping gel and then transferred it to the cake to fill in.
The cake was actually a little too much batter for the pan so it overflowed in a couple places and was a little undercooked in the center. But it tasted good and it looked cute.

Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake

2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and use shortening to grease pan (use 2 9" pans, 9"x13" pan or specialty pan if desired) and dust with approx. 2 T flour. Combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in bowl of mixer. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla, beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Stir in boiling water, mix to combine and pour into prepared pan(s). Bake 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (Increase baking time as necessary for single pan cakes.) Cool for approx. 15 minutes and remove from pan. Continue cooling on wire racks until completely cool and frost as desired.


  1. My husband .. and all his friends from Jeff .. would die for this cake. Just amazing!!! Thank goodness he also likes the colts and a horseshoe is much easier for a beginner like me. =)


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