Old Fashioned Hershey’s Chocolate Cake

Hershey’s Chocolate Cake

DSC_1262I found this 1940’s Hershey’s recipe online a few weeks ago and immediately knew it was perfect for my husband’s birthday cake. He’s rather picky when it comes to anything food related, and he said this was the best cake I’ve EVER baked. Little does he know that I actually messed up the recipe. I didn’t realize that I didn’t have enough milk until the oven was on, the Kitchen-Aid was mixing, and my kitchen counters were covered in baking necessities. At this point going to the store was not an option, and I got creative. I’ve found that sometimes the best recipes come from playing with ingredients when you don’t happen to have what the actual recipe calls for. In this case I replaced a half a cup of milk with plain greek yogurt (Fage). The cake turned out rich, dense, and almost brownie like. If you like brownies, and you like chocolate cake, this is their sweet little baby.



2/3 cup butter, softened

1-2/3 cups sugar

3 eggs 

2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup Hershey’s baking cocoa

1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt


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, butter, Greek yogurt and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pans.

3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. 

 I am a sucker for anything with cream cheese, so I of course made a buttercream frosting with cream cheese in it. If you aren’t a cream cheese fan simply leave it out of this recipe and it will still taste delicious.

Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting:

1 cup butter, room temperature

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature

3 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 -2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Start by mixing butter, sugar, and cream cheese. Then add vanilla, cream, and salt. Add more cream if you prefer a more fluffy frosting consistency. 

Top with fruit or your favorite candy if you want to make it more festive.


Simple Nina



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