Best Chocolate Cake
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Decadent. fudgy. sweet. The most craved recipe in the world has to be Chocolate Cake.

What distinguishes a great cake? To prepare this Hershey’s Perfectly Cake, you just need one bowl and a few simple ingredients.

With the ideal amount of sweetness and a soft, moist crumb, this chocolate treat is rich in flavor. These are the things that chocolate lovers dream of!

Which is the Best Chocolate Cake Recipe?

Unlike our regular Fudgy Cake, which is solely created with cocoa powder, this cake is dripping with chocolate flavor throughout. This cake retains its moisture for a good 4-5 days because of its very soft crumb.

It is genuinely delicious whether you eat it simply, sprinkle it with powdered sugar, or serve it with ice cream or dollops of cream on top.

Of course, covering it in buttercream icing is always beneficial.

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Making Chocolate Cake

The renowned Hershey’s Perfectly Cake recipe checks all the boxes for chocolate lovers: it’s quick, easy, and produces amazing results.

TIP: To remove any hard lumps that may have formed during storage while also adding more air to the recipe, sift the dry ingredients into a sizable basin first.

Then include your wet components. It’s important to remember that the cake batter is VERY thin. The flour is what makes the cake so soft and moist, so resist the urge to add more.

Only a few teaspoons of instant coffee or espresso can be added to this cake recipe, which is already ideal, to enhance the chocolate flavor. Of course, doing so is entirely optional. The flavor of the coffee is not discernible.

If you have access to it, add super-fine cake flour for an even softer texture, but it’s not required.

Making Chocolate Cake Moist

Without using melted chocolate, this dish stands out thanks to the ideal mixture of oil, milk, and boiling water.

The ingredients for that moist crumb you’re after—fats in the oil, protein in the milk, and water at the right temperature—all contribute to the baking process and help the chocolate flavor develop well.

Avoid overmixing or overbaking. The oven only needs to bake this cake for 30-35 minutes, or until a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.

How can we make the Best Chocolate Cake?

  • Prior to beginning, make sure your oven is preheated. Temperatures for conventional AND fan ovens are included.
  • Be aware that springform pans are not completely leakproof if you use them. Cake batters that are too thin, like this one, will leak through the base. To solve this problem, build a “cover” by lining the base with parchment paper and bringing it up where the sides meet the base. To catch any stray drips, place a baking sheet on the shelf beneath the cake pan (or the base of the oven). Cake pans shouldn’t be placed directly on a hot pan since the heat will affect the cake’s base.
  • Before icing cakes, let them completely cool. This cake can be prepared the day before and decorated the following day.

Making a cake rise Baking Soda or Baking Powder?

To guarantee that it rises sufficiently, this recipe uses both raising agents. Oil, a substantial and weighty element that typically produces a dense outcome, is present in the sponge itself.

By combining the two raising agents, you can achieve the ideal raise by balancing out this effect.

Verify expiration dates if your cakes come out flat. Remember that if you keep the baking powder or baking soda in your cabinet for too long, they will lose their effectiveness.

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  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, or (plain flour), (8 oz | 227 g)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, (2.6 oz | 75 g) or regular Hershey’s cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, (or bi-carb soda)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups white granulated sugar, (14 oz | 410 g)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk, (250 ml)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, (125 ml)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water (250 ml)


  • 4 oz butter, (120 g | 1/2 cup)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, or regular HERSHEY’S (2.4 oz | 65 g)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, (confectioners or icing sugar)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 



  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (8 oz | 227 g), or plain flour
  • 3/4 cup Hershey’s chocolate powder or 2.6 oz | 75 g of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 125 ml of baking powder
  • Baking soda, 1 1/2 teaspoon (or bi-carb soda)
  • 1 salt shaker
  • (14 oz | 410 g) 2 cups white granulated sugar
  • two huge eggs
  • milk, one cup (250 ml)
  • half a cup of vegetable oil (125 ml)
  • Pure vanilla extract, two tablespoons
  • 1 cup piping hot water (250 ml)


  • 4 oz. (120 g or 1/2 cup) of butter
  • 2/3 cup ordinary HERSHEY’S (2.4 oz | 65 g) or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups of granulated sugar (confectioners or icing sugar)
  • 30 ml of milk
  • Pure vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 36g