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Hershey's Chocolate Cake

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  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1.75 c. white flour
  • 0.75 c. cocoa
  • 1.5 tsp. baking soda
  • 1.5 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. milk
  • 0.5 c. vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. boiling water

This cake is a basic, fluffy chocolate a lot like the ones you'd get out of a box.  The recipe comes off the box of Hershey's Cocoa.

Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Grease two 9 inch round cake 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 for two minutes.

Stir in boiling water --- this makes the batter very thin, so don't try to bake it in a two part pan!  Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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