Where has this recipe been all my life? I love to bake and lately I have been on the hunt for a delicious chocolate cake. Tried one - nope. Tried two - not good enough. And then last night it occurred to me to go to the source: Hershey cocoa.
I made Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" chocolate cake and it was perfect. Moist, chocolaty, exactly what I was looking for. I was surprised by a couple of elements - use boiling water, use oil not butter. Who knew?
One tip I have is that you should take the time to trace the bottom of pan and cut a piece of parchment paper to lay it in the bottom (after you grease and flour) before you pour the batter in. The cake is moist and difficult to remove from a pan with curves. Hence the "wobbly" edge to the cake above. It looks more charming than perfect, but I should get points for using a heart-shaped plate.
There is no doubt that this cake is homemade - and I think that's a good thing! Happy Day 5
Day 5: Bake a chocolate cake. Everyone will be glad you did.