My Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Shhhhh Its Hershey's recipe but I promise you it's the best…

Hershey's chocolate cake

I swear by it, hands down, best chocolate cake recipe ever! If you size the recipe to 1.5, its the perfect amount for three 8" cakes.  TIP: substitute the 1.5 cups of boiling water to 1.5 cups of hot coffee it brings out the chocolate flavor even more.  

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 

2 eggs 

1 cup milk 

1/2 cup vegetable oil 

2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

1 cup boiling water 

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, 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.