Happy 4th of July! A day to celebrate with family, friends, fireworks and delicious food. Summer barbeque's with all of the fixing's are a family tradition and in my family no party is complete without a cake or cupcakes made using the Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake recipe.
The recipe is quick easy, moist and delicious. And the frosting...it is my FAVORITE frosting EVER! In fact I always make extra because I like to eat copious amounts while I am frosting the cake/cupcakes.
Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake
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
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
DirectionsHeat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
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. 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.
Once the cupcakes are cooled frost with Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Frosting.
Perfectly Chocolate Frosting
1 stick butter melted
2/3 cup of cocoa
1/3 cup of milk
3 cups of powdered sugar
1 tsp of vanilla
Melt butter in large bowl, whisk of use electric hand held mixer to bled in cocoa. Add one cup of powdered sugar, and a little milk, alternating between the two until both are used up and the frosting is creamy. Add vanilla and blend. Then use to frost any treat you feel like.
I hope you have a safe and happy celebration! Happy 4th of July!