A yummy chocolate cake recipe?!


Question: A yummy chocolate cake recipe!?
so my dads birthday is coming up, it's on halloween!. lol
i want to make him a chocolate cake for his birthday!.
know any good recipes!?!? like the best chocolate cake you've ever had!? THANKS![email protected]@Com


Answers:
This is my favorite chocolate cake recipe because its almost impossible to mess up and it comes out moist and delicious!. Just don't be worried if the batter looks very very thin, its supposed to be that way

HERSHEY'S "PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" Chocolate Cake
Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S 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
"PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" CHOCOLATE FROSTING(recipe follows)
Directions:
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!. Frost with "PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" CHOCOLATE FROSTING!. 10 to 12 servings!.

VARIATIONS:
ONE-PAN CAKE: Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan!. Heat oven to 350° F!. Pour batter into prepared pan!. Bake 35 to 40 minutes!. Cool completely!. Frost!.

THREE LAYER CAKE: Grease and flour three 8-inch round baking pans!. Heat oven to 350°F!. Pour batter into prepared pans!. Bake 30 to 35 minutes!. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks!. Cool completely!. Frost!.

BUNDT CAKE: Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt pan!. Heat oven to 350°F!. Pour batter into prepared pan!. Bake 50 to 55 minutes!. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack!. Cool completely!. Frost!.

CUPCAKES: Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups!. Heat oven to 350°F!. Fill cups 2/3 full with batter!. Bake 22 to 25 minutes!. Cool completely!. Frost!. About 30 cupcakes!.


"PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" CHOCOLATE FROSTING

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt butter!. Stir in cocoa!. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency!. Add small amount additional milk, if needed!. Stir in vanilla!. About 2 cups frosting!.

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A recipe for the popular Coca-Cola cake, made with Coca-Cola and buttermilk and mini marshmallows!.
Ingredients:
2 cups self-rising flour
2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup Coca-Cola
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
!.
Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon cocoa
6 tablespoons Coca-Cola
1 box confectioner's sugar, (1pound)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preparation:
Grease and flour a 9 x 13-inch pan and set aside!.
In a large bowl combine flour and sugar!. In a saucpan combine the cocoa, Coca-Cola, butter, and marshmallows; bring to a boil!. Combine the boiled mixture with the flour and sugar mixture!.

In a separate bowl mix eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla; add to the first mixture!. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes, until cake tests done!.

Frosting: In a saucepan, bring butter, cocoa, and Coca-Cola to a boil!. Stir in the sugar and mix well!. Stir in nuts!. Spread over the cake while both cake and frosting are still warm!.
Serves about 16!.
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Chocolate Cake:
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon instant espresso
1/3 cups vegetable oil
2 whole eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
(cook at 350)

Chocolate Mousse:
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate
1 teaspoon powdered gelatin
1 1/2 tablespoons cold water
1 cup whole milk
5 egg yolks
2 cups heavy cream

(If you make the cake into tow layers and put the chocolate moose in the middle it is SO good!)

Chocolate Buttercream Icing:
2 3/4 cups granulated sugar
Water
1/2 cup egg whites
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup cake shortening (recommended: Crisco)
Pinch kosher salt
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate, melted
1/4 cup cocoa powder
Seedless raspberry marmalade
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I'm going to make this very easy on you!. It can be difficult to bake a cake unless you have "all" of the necessary baking tools to complete your task!. And since many of us aren't professionals, let's keep it simple!. (( KISS = Keep It Simple Stupid )) Ever hear that one!? When I took Culinary in college, my teacher used it all of the time!. Yup, I've got a culinary degree and I KISS and often as I can!.


The first thing you want to do, is get a box of your favorite chocolate cake mix!. I prefer "Betty Crocker" !. Make sure you take a very good look at this recipe and follow it close!.

1 Box of your favorite Chocolate Cake Mix
1 3!.4 oz!. Box of Banana Instant Pudding
3 Eggs
1 1/3 Cups Water
1/4 Cup Apple Sauce ((((**Instead of 1/2 cup of Oil**))))
1 Tub of Whipped Chocolate Fudge Frosting
1 Tub of Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
1 Can of Bakers Joy Spray with Flour

1!. Heat oven to 350*!. Spray your baking pans!. The whole thing, sides and the bottom!. Use as much spray as you wish!. Me!? I honestly use enough to coat the entire pan!.

2!. Before mixing your eggs with everything!. Please, break them seperately into a small white dish and make sure there is nothing wrong with the egg!. I do this with every egg that I cook with!. I break it into a small white dish to check for anything "fishy", if it doesn't look right, it get's tossed!. I've had to toss a few eggs!. I've broken some eggs that have come out red!. So, please, always check your raw eggs before you add them to something!.

3!. Divide you Banana Pudding mix in half and set aside!.

4!. Mix all of your other ingredients!. Make sure there are NO LUMPS!. You're not making pancakes!.

5!. Now, go ahead and pour the [first half] of your cake!.

6!. Before pouring the second half, take the Banana Pudding mix and add it to the Cake Mix and mix it all up again!. Again, make sure there are NO LUMPS!. Now go ahead and pour it into your other pan!.

If your oven is like mine, turn your cake every 10 minutes!. This will ensure your cake will bake evenly!. And by all means, do use toothpicks to make sure your cake is done!. ((Two 8" Rounds 29-34 minutes or Two 9" Rounds 24-29 minutes))

When your cake is cooled, put your top piece on wax paper so it can slide off easily later!.

Once your cake is done, and completely cooled!. You're ready to do your crumb topping!. This is fun!.

If you want to write something on the cake!. Use the chocolate frosting for the middle of the cake!. If you're not planning on writing anything on the cake, which I never do, use the cream cheese frosting for the middle of the cake!.

FROSTING YOUR CAKE:

1!. Stir up your frosting really good!.

2!. All you're going to do is put a thin coat of frosting on both cakes!. Whichever one is going to be the bottom piece, don't put frosting on the top of that one!.

3!. The piece that's going to be on top!. Yes, put a coat of frosting on this piece!. Oh, yes, you are putting frosting on the sides of these pieces as well!.

4!. When finished, put both cakes in the frig!. over night!. This is what's called your "Crumb Coat"!. This coat is going to set up and hold your crumbs in place!. So that when you do your frosting, it's going to go on much easier without a bunch of crumbs!.

THE NEXT DAY

5!. Remove your cakes!.

6!. Whichever frosting you're using for your middle, go nuts with it on the top of the bottom piece!. I usually do a one inch frosting!.

7!. Carefully slide your top piece onto your bottom piece!.

8!. Now frost your cake with your other frosting!. Use as much frosting as you want to!.

And by all means, take all the credit for this wonderful cake!. Trust me, you're going to get a lot of compliments on it!. I always do!!!!

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