The fluffy white icing (or marshmallow frosting/seven minute frosting) is maybe the best part. Or maybe the very chocolaty and moist cake is the best part. I can’t decide. I better bake another one and taste it again.;) Or better yet, you can make it and then tell me which is the the best part! I will post the recipe for the frosting on Wednesday . It’s my mom’s recipe and it deserves an entire post just for the frosting. The Hershey’s cake recipe is found on the back of the cocoa box and on their website and it even comes with a chocolate frosting. If you prefer chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, I’m sure the frosting is a winner.
Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Cake with Mom’s Fluffy White Icing
slightly adapted from Hershey’s.com
yield: 10-12 servings
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
2 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, room temperature
1 cup buttermilk*
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
If you use the butter/parchment paper method, dust the pans after adding the butter to the parchment paper with cocoa powder. Shake out the excess and set the pans aside while you prep the batter.
In a medium sized bowl, add the cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Pour in the boiling water and stir together until you have a smooth chocolate mixture.
In the bowl of your stand mixer (if you don’t have a stand mixer, in a medium sized bowl), mix together on low speed the sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until combined. In a small bowl, mix together the eggs, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla, stopping the mixer to scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula to combine all the flour mixture. Add the buttermilk mixture a little at time into the flour mixture and mix together until combined.
Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen says
This is my kind of cake! Happy birthday to your little guy, such a cutie!
What's Annie Making? says
I love this cake recipe! I've made the Hershey's cake several times now, and I'm actually using an adaptation of it for my groom's cake at my wedding.
Jen @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says
Can I want cake for breakfast? This looks fabulous and so drool worthy! Yum!! Ok, now all I am thinking about is cake!
Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) says
I love a good chocolate cake with marshmallow frosting but I've only ever made it once. there's something about the fluffy icing that just makes it so fun to eat--well, the chocolate, too.
Happy Birthday to your little angel. He is a handsome boy! 🙂
This cake def started my week off right 🙂 Happy Birthday to your little guy!
Magic of Spice says
Happy Birthday to your little one! Love the cake and love the frosting 🙂
A perfect chocolate cake indeed! By the way, please greet your little one for me 😉
Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking says
Happy birthday to your sweet little boy! What a fabulous cake to celebrate the occasion. I'm sure his 6th birthday was enjoyed in chocolatey heaven!!
Happy birthday Luca! And yes, he is a little chef to be sure. My mom used to make that frosting too. I can't remember when I had it last but this post is making me crave both the cake and the frosting!
Sara@ OneTribeGourmet says
Happy Birthday to a handsome young man, Luca! Cake looks fab! Yum!
Reem | Simply Reem says
A Very Happy Birthday Luca!!!
He is adorable..
The cake looks so delicious and gorgeous!!!....
Absolutely craving for it now!!
This is a beautiful cake. I just want to stick my finger in the frosting for a little sample.
Sarah-Jane - SiliconeMoulds.com says
Happy Birthday Luca.
My gosh - they grow up so quick don't they ! My little boy is now 3.1/2 and loves baking. He'd sell his soul for a macaron or chocolate cake.
(I'm with Emily. I want to stick my finger in the frosting. Yum )
simple baking says
The cake looks gorgeous! Happy Bday to Luca!
Annie Oakley's Kitchen says
Happy Birthday to your little guy! They certainly do grow up too quickly 🙁
That Hershey cake is one that I also know and love dearly. I've never used the 7 minute frosting though, I will have to give that one a try!
That certainly is a gorgeous cake, Lora. Happy Birthday to your little man!!!
Nice Lora and what a wonderful glimpse into little Luca's charming personality. Happy b-day little dude!! Love that you used a recipe you use for years now and your mom's frosting from when you were growing up. It's all so precious, hang on tight time does fly! 🙂
Happy Birthday to Luca! It love "I'm a chef, right Mommy?" TOO CUTE! It's so awesome how much your kids love to bake and cook. No doubt they've got 'chef' in them since their Dad is one and you're a fabulous baker snd cook! I also love Hershey's famous chocolate cake - one of the best..and 7 minute frosting is so fluffy and perfect! Beautifil cake for a very special little guy!
I could just lick the screen that looks so good! Happy Birthday to little man! 🙂
A Thought For Food says
Oh... hell... the whole thing looks amazing. That frosting will be my demise. I have no will power and there's no way I could possibly hold myself back from licking every last speck of frosting.
Renee @ Tortillas and Honey says
This looks so wonderful. I love the contrast of white frosting and the chocolate. The photo of the too cuties in aprons is precious!
Lael Hazan @educatedpalate says
What a wonderful birthday cake. Our eight year old would go gaga for it. Chocolate and marshmellow, her favorite flavors! The photos are adorable.
I've always been a bit afraid to make buttermilk that way; however, you are the second person who has told me to add vinegar. I think it is time to try it.
Beth Michelle says
I am due in Oct. with my first and I am already saying where has the time gone! I feel like this pregnancy just started and Im already almost half way through.
This is such a perfect birthday cake! So yummy. My birthday just passed, but I can find another excuse to make it!
Rosita Vargas says
OMG...un pastel irresistible me encanta el glaseado el merengue es un clásico muy bienvenido ,torta espectacular.
Adoro todo lo que preparan los norteamericanos y tu cocina es maravillosa tienes imaginación y estoy agradecida de EEUU son los que más me visitan en empate con Chile,abrazos hugs,hugs.
Oooh a new chocolate cake recipe for me to try. This one is a little different than my Hershey's Cookbook recipe. Looks so scrumptious. And now you want me to try that frosting again (I didn't have great luck with it before). Yours is perfect! And happy birthday Luca!!! I love seeing your kids in the kitchen! xo
What a great cake to celebrate such a cutie!
What a great cake to celebrate a birthday! The pictures of your little ones are so cute. Love those little aprons! 😀
Just started following your blog, everything looks so scrumptious.
Wow, this cake looks beautiful and I'm sure it tastes delicious as well. Love the contrast color of black and white, and if I use half whole wheat flour and half white flour, the cake would be even healthier. Happy Birthday!
Made this cake for my wifes birthday and it was awesome.
I used this frosting on s'more cupcakes and toasted it with a culinary torch. Amazing! Thank you for sharing!
compare and contrast essay says
Wow your chocolate cake with fluffy ice cream really looks too tasty and full of health....I like the detailing aspect of your recipe very much as it makes the recipe too easy to prepare!!
Delicious… and your Mom’s Frosting was wonderful!!!
Hi Deb-Thanks so much! So happy you enjoyed! XX