“Best” Chocolate Cake


  • 1&3/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup Hershey’s cocoa
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5tsp baking soda
  • 1tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1cup boiling water


  • Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients except boiling water.
  • Beat at Medium speed for 2 minutes
  • Add Boiling water (Mixture will be very thin)
  • Pour mixture into cake pan (I use 9X13).  Cake will rise.
  • Bake at 350 degrees (F) until toothpick can be stabbed in and comes out clean.  (about 30-40 minutes)

This is the cake Mrs. D’s classic birthday cake which she always topped with oleo/cream cheese frosting, but this cake is great with any frosting, or on its own.

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