Chocolate Cake & Vanilla Frosting

Of all the chocolate cake recipes I have tried, this Hershey’s recipe is hands down my all time favorite. This cake never fails to be moist and & satisfy everyones chocolate craving! (Warning*) This is not a Paleo recipe, however my grandma requested this cake with a fluffy white vanilla frosting for her birthday, so I thought I would share!

Chocolate Cake Ingredients (makes 12 servings) 

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, 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.
  3. 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.

Fluffy White Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup 
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  1. Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water in small saucepan.
  2. Cover; heat to rolling boil over medium heat.
  3. Remove cover and boil rapidly, without stirring, to 242 F on candy thermometer.
  4. As mixture boils, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  5. Pour hot syrup very slowly in a thin stream into the beaten egg whites, beating constantly on medium speed.
  6. Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  7. Add vanilla during last minute of beating.

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