Chocolate Cake “The Best Ever”
2 cups Sugar 1 ½ tsp Baking Soda 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1 ¾ cups All Purpose Flour 1 tsp Salt 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
¾ cup Hershey Cocoa 3 Eggs 1 cup Boiling Water
1 ½ tsp Baking Powder 1 cup Milk
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9 inch round baking pans. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).
Pour into pans and bake 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes and remove cakes from pans to wire racks.
Cool completely. Frost with Chocolate Frosting .
½ cup (1 stick butter) 3 cups Powdered Sugar 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2/3 cup Hershey Cocoa 1/3 cup Milk
Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk. Beat on medium speed to spreading consistency. Add more milk if needed. Stir in vanilla. Makes about 2 cups of frosting. Top with chopped walnuts, pecans or shaved semi sweet Bakers Chocolate or candy bar.