Friday, April 5, 2013

Cake Recipe:Dark Chocolate Cake



It is one amazing chocolaty bite after another of a rich, delicious taste
Especially Dark Chocolate Cake
Hershey has created a tasty recipe for Especially Dark Chocolate Cake. While this recipe is extremely tasty and easy to make, this reviewer found the texture to be a little on the dry side. It could possibly be the boiled water that is added to the cake batter but there is no way to tell which component makes it a tad bit dry. However, when paired with the creamy extremely dark chocolate icing the texture is much better and silkier.
The flavor of this cake is phenomenal. This is definitely a recipe for those of us who lean toward dark chocolate. The bittersweet flavor is perfectly complimented by the smooth and chocolaty frosting. The icing recipe marries together ideally with the cake and provides that quintessential dark chocolate flavor that is a favorite of sweet tooth foodies worldwide.
Each bite is jam-packed with flavor, every bite offering a variety of delicious flavors that will delight and will keep you coming back for more. This recipe is ideal for having around as a late night snack or even breakfast for those of us who need a sugar rush first thing in the morning.
Ingredients for cake:
• 2 cups sugar
• 1-3/4 cup flour
• 1-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
• 1-1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
• 1 teaspoon of salt
• 1 cup of milk
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• ¾ cup of Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Cocoa
• 2 eggs
• ½ cup vegetable oil
• 1 cup boiling water
Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
2. 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 "ESPECIALLY DARK" CHOCOLATE FROSTING. 10 to 12 servings.

"ESPECIALLY DARK" CHOCOLATE FROSTING
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2/3 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK 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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