Chocolate Cake “The Best Ever”

Chocolate Birthday Cake

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 .

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.



Mother’s Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamin Rolls


1 ½ cups of Milk, scalded

2 tsp Salt

½ cup Sugar

½ cup Butter

2 packages Yeast

½ cup Warm Water

3 Eggs, beaten

6-8 cups Flour

Brown Sugar



1 cup sifted Confectioner’s Sugar

1 Tbsp Milk

½ tsp Vanilla Extract



Scald Milk in a saucepan.  Add Salt, Sugar and Butter.  In a separate mixing bowl, add Yeast and Warm Water.  Let stand for 5 minutes.  Add Milk mixture, Eggs and 3 cups of Flour.  Mix on low until Flour is incorporated.  Stop the mixer and add 3 more cups of Flour.  Mix on low until Flour is incorporated.  Scrape down bowl.  Add more Flour and mix on low until forms a soft ball.

Cover with a tea towel and let rise until double.

Divide dough into 2 balls and roll out.  Spread with softened butter.   Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar.  Roll up like you would a jelly roll and cut into ¾ inch width.  Prepare a lightly greased cookie sheet or use parchment paper to line pan.  Line up rolls in pan 1” apart.  Cover again with the tea towel and let rise until double.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.

While still warm, spread frosting on rolls.