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This recipe has been in our family for generations and is one that is everyone's favorite. We added this recipe to our web site so you could enjoy it as much as we have these many years.

Chocolate Cake Ingredients

Chocolate Cake Ingredients

Chocolate Cake Ingredients

This recipe calls for:

2 cups Sugar

1/2 cup Butter

1/2 cup Hershey's Cocoa

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1 cup Boiling Folgers Coffee

1/2 cup Buttermilk

2 Eggs

2 cups Flour

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1-1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

Chocolate Cake Equipment

Chocolate Cake Equipment

Chocolate Cake Equipment

For this recipe you will need:

Mixer, or hand mixer

2 Cake Pans

Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons

Cooling Rack

Wax Paper

Pam Non-Stick Spray

Butter, sugar, and Cocoa

Butter, Sugar, and Cocoa

First Step: Butter And Sugar

First in the mixer beat together:

2 cups Sugar

1/2 cup Butter

1/2 cup Hershey's Cocoa

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Blending Sugar

Blending Sugar

Beaten Chocolate

 

 

This is what the mixture should look like once it has been beaten.

Adding MilkAdding Eggs

Adding VanillaAdding Coffee

Adding Whet Ingredients

Second Step: Adding Wet And Dry Ingredients

Next add to batter and beat in:

1/2 cup Buttermilk

2 Eggs

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1 cup Boiling Folgers Coffee (this is the secret ingredient and what makes this the best cake ever)

 

Adding Dry Ingredients

adding Dry Ingredients

Third Step: Adding Dry Ingredients

First mix together on a paper plate:

2 cups Flour

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

Then while the mixer is on a low speed add the ingredients from the paper plate into mixing bowl slowly. Continue to mix the cake batter until there are no more dry ingredients visible. Scrape sides of bowl if needed while mixing.

Chocolate Cake Pan

Chocolate Cake Pan

Fourth Step: Preparing Cake Pans  

Take both cake pans and spray them with Pam. Then put a round sheet of wax paper (the size of the bottom of the pans) in the bottom of each of the cake pans. After this spray them again with Pam so that all the insides of both are covered. 

Chocolate Cake Batter

Chocolate Cake Batter 

Fifth Step: Pouring Batter And Baking

Then pour the cake batter into the cake pans making sure that each pan has half of the batter. Then place them into a pre-heated oven of 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Test if done by inserting a tooth pick, if tooth pick comes out clean cake is done. Cool to room temperature.

Flipping Chocolate Cake

Flipping Chocolate Cake

Sixth Step: Flipping Cake

Once the cake has cooled take a knife and cut around the side of the pan to loosen the cake. Then put a cooling rack on top of it and flip the cake over.

Removing Chocolate Cake Pan

Removing Chocolate Cake From Pan

Seventh Step: Removing Cake Pan

Next slowly remove the cake pan.

Taking Off Wax Paper

Taking Off Wax Paper

Eighth Step: Taking Off Wax Paper

Now, remove the wax paper by slowly peeling it off horizontally rather than straight up. This will prevent the wax paper from taking pieces of cake with it.

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