The perfect chocolate cake recipe
My mother was a fabulous baker. There is one thing she made that brings back fond memories. Here chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Both the cake and frosting were incredible.
Over the years, she adapted the cake recipe. Making it a sheet cake, using other ingredients to keep it moist, or making cupcakes. But the taste of the cake and frosting remained the same.
My mother was canny when it came to recipes. If asked, she would not give them away. She would just offer to bake you something.
I finally wrestled the recipe out of her. I could not believe it.
The basic cake and frosting recipe was from a can. Rather on the back of a can. You can still find the recipes on the back of the same can. The recipes have been on the back of that can for over 80 years.
The recipe is on the back of Hershey’s cocoa cans. It is Hershey’s “PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE”™ Chocolate Cake. The frosting is Hershey’s PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE”™ Chocolate frosting. You can also find the recipe on Hershey’s website.
Many comfort foods were developed in commercial kitchens or kitchens of major food processors. They were created to make fast, easy and inexpensive dishes for families.
This cake and frosting are fast and easy. With the holidays upon us, this cake would be a perfect rich dessert for your table. The Hershey’s website also has variations for one pan, layered, Bundt, and cupcakes.
Surprise your family and friends with this cake. Like my mother, do not tell them you got the recipe from the back of a can.