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Heritage Chocolate Cake

Heritage Chocolate CakeHershey's famous, time-tested Heritage Chocolate Cake with luscious chocolate fudge frosting.

Recipe Ingredients:

2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk or sour milk*

Chocolate Fudge Frosting:
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
2 2/3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  2. Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy.
  3. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to butter mixture, beating just until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
  5. Frost with Chocolate Fudge Frosting.
  6. For Chocolate Fudge Frosting: Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat; add cocoa, stirring constantly until smooth and slightly thickened. Remove from heat; pour into medium bowl. Cool until very thick (about 40 minutes). Add powdered sugar alternately with milk and vanilla, beating to spreading consistency. Makes about 2 cups frosting.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

*To sour milk: Use 4 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 1/2 cups.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens, and reprinted with permission of The Hershey Company. © The Hershey Company.