Friday, March 20, 2009

Dark Chocolate Cake

"Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate". - My favourite quote :).
This is my all time favourite chocolate cake. Tasted many chocolate cakes but never beat this cake in taste. I got this recipe from Hershey's website.

I am sending this recipe to "For the Love of Chocolate - April 30th" event.


Unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey's dutch processed) - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 1-3/4 cups
All-purpose flour - 1-3/4 cups
Baking powder - 1-1/2 teaspoons
Baking soda - 1-1/2 teaspoons
Salt - 1 teaspoon
Eggs - 1
Milk - 1 cup
Vegetable oil(Canola) - 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence - 2 teaspoons
Boiling water - 1 cup

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour (or spray oil) two 9-inch round baking pans.
  • Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
  • Add egg, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).
  • Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • 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.

I made the chocolate Ganache using the below recipe:


Butter - 1 stick
Cocoa powder - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/3 cup
Powdered sugar - 1 cup (or as required)
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp

  • Melt butter, add cocoa and boil 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. Spread while warm.

Enjoy the rich moist dark chocolate cake.


Roma said...

I have tried this hershey's cake about a dozen times and I give it a huge thumbs up! There are very few such recipes that are such a hit in my house every time you make it!! Yours looks scrumptious!

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