Hershey’s Chocolate Chocolate Cake

Hershey Chocolate Chocolate Cake
I will never make any other chocolate cake again, it’s like I’ve found my chocolate cake soul mate. It’s a wonderful thing that Hershey’s already converted this recipe into several variations- a 1 layer cake, a 2 layer cake, a 3 layer cake, a bundt cake, and cupcakes.

I definitely see a hershey’s chocolate chocolate bundt cake in my near future.

Hersheys Chocolate Chocolate Cake
I made this cake over a weekend when Ryan was gone at a racquetball tournament, which means I used gluten free flour and almost devoured the whole thing before he got home. This is my first layered cake of any kind- it turned out perfect and so divine that I felt like I could have ordered it from any swanky restaurant.

And I got to use my Grandma’s glass plate for the first time, so it was extra special.

Hersheys Chocolate Chocolate Cake

Hershey’s Chocolate Chocolate Cake


    Chocolate Cake (for two 9-inch rounds)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 & 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Hershey's Cocoa
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Chocolate Frosting (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2/3 cup Hershey's Cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla


    Chocolate Cake
  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  3. Stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
  4. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the boiling water (batter will be thin).
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pans.
  7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely before frosting.
  8. Chocolate Frosting
  9. Melt the butter in a saucepan.
  10. Stir in the cocoa.
  11. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.
  12. If needed, add a small amount of additional milk.
  13. Stir in vanilla, and frost the cake.

Recipe from Hershey's.


I only made about 1 cup of frosting for this cake because I didn’t want to coat the sides. The frosting is very rich, forewarning, if you use all 2 cups you’ll probably want a glass of milk – anyone else thinking of “If you give a mouse a cookie”?

Hersheys Chocolate Chocolate Cake
I made this recipe with Hershey’s Cocoa so I am not sure how another brand would compare. Be sure to check out the Hershey’s website here if you are wanting the other variations (1 layer, 3 layer, bundt, and cupcakes) of this recipe.

Hersheys Chocolate Chocolate Cake

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38 Responses to “Hershey’s Chocolate Chocolate Cake”

  1. Jennay — September 3, 2013 at 8:38 am

    I <3 Hershey recipes! They always turn out great! I love their brownie recipe as well! Thanks for sharing with us….looks scrumptious! =)

  2. joybee83 — September 3, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I love Hershey’s recipes. I just bought their cook book with so many great recipes. Your cake looks great.

  3. Shannah @ Just Us Four — September 3, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I love how you left it naked with not frosting on the side! Perfect for the picky husband who does’t like frosting!

    • The First Year Blog — September 3, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      Haha funny way to describe it as naked!

  4. Definitely love me some Hersey’s chocolate! Looks amazing and can’t wait to try!

  5. Lisa @ Wine & Glue — September 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Beth, this cake looks amazing!! No kidding you ate most of it on your own! I mean, clearly it was begging for you to do just that!! :) Thank you for linking up at Wake Up Wednesdays!!

    • The First Year Blog — September 4, 2013 at 5:04 pm

      Thanks for hosting that awesome party Lisa!

  6. carissa — September 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    i seriously love this cake. it’s like a secret family recipe and the hersheys frosting makes it completely irresistable

    • The First Year Blog — September 4, 2013 at 5:04 pm

      Oh yes, a family secret! I will have to pass this one down to my kids someday

  7. Heather @ French Press — September 4, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    that definitely looks chocolaty…which if course id GOOD!! thanks for linking up to wake up wednesdays

  8. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Hi Beth!

    Coming to you over from Simply Dream & Create.
    Your cake looks scrumptious! Thinking it might be time to make a chocolate cake ;0)
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Have a great week,

  9. Aimee @ Captivating Corner Blog — September 5, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Yum-O! I think this cake is a girls dream come true! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Melanie — September 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    This looks great! I’m stopping by from the Pin Junkie party. Have a great weekend!

  11. Ritchil — September 8, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I love chocolate cakes and this one looks divine! Pinning!

  12. lovebakesgoodcakes — September 8, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Love this, Beth! You can’t go wrong with a classic chocolate cake! :) Thanks for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends this week – Sharing this on FB!

  13. The Vanilla Housewife — September 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Looks yum! Pinned it so I can try this soon!

  14. Diana Rambles — September 8, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Looks delish, Beth!

  15. Kayla @ Home Coming blog — September 8, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Looks amazing!! I’m hosting a handmade candle giveaway that you should enter! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/fremont-candles-givewaway-20-for.html

  16. Oh man this looks good! I love chocolate cake. I am going to have to try this. I’m coming over from the T.G.I.F. Link Party with A Peek Into My Paradise where I was co-hosting. Thank you for linking up! I will be pinning this!

  17. BetsyPool — September 9, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Looks so delicious!! Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!

  18. Anne — September 10, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I have a Hershey’s Chocolate Cake that I make (out of my Hershey’s cookbook) that I absolutely love and this looks just like it. It is the best ever and the one I go back to again and again. I might just have to dig that recipe out!

  19. Lanaya | Raising Reagan — September 10, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Yes please!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  20. Khadeejah — September 13, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I almost licked my monitor…….thanks for recipe

    • The First Year Blog — September 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      Hahah best comment ever!

  21. Girlface — October 4, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    This was the best chocolate cake i ever made we loved it my mom ate the most

    • The First Year Blog — October 4, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      It is amazing!! Glad you both enjoyed it!

  22. kristina — November 14, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Any idea how many cupcakes this recipe will make?

    • The First Year Blog — November 14, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      The Hershey’s website said it makes about 30 regular cupcakes, but I haven’t tried myself.

    • kristina — November 15, 2013 at 6:58 am


  23. Kiera — November 26, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Wow, two full cups of sugar?? That seems like so much to me.

    • The First Year Blog — November 26, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      I know – it is… maybe you could try reducing that!

  24. Nancy — December 1, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    How did you make it gluten free? Would LOVE to know how!! Cant wait to try this!!

    • The First Year Blog — December 1, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      gluten free all purpose flour! I use a local brand. Usually you can substitute GF flour as a 1 to 1 substitute.


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