5 Minute Chocolate Cake, revisit an old favorite!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

There are millions of recipes out there, so many new ones to try. But sometimes you want to eat something that you have already made and know you love, enter this easy delicious cake.

8 Minute Cocoa Cake, from Hershey's, revisit an old favorite.
Five Minute Cocoa Cake.

5 Minute Cocoa Cake
adapted from:  Hershey's.
350-degree oven

1 3/4 c flour
2 c sugar
3/4 c cocoa
1 1/2 t baking powder
1 1/2 t soda
1 t salt

2 eggs
1/2 c oil
2 t vanilla
1 c milk - divided

1 c boiling water OR strong hot coffee

Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, oil, vanilla, and half of the milk. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Add remaining milk, mix on low until smooth. Add hot water/coffee, mix on low until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides of the bowl. The batter will be thin.

Pour into prepared pan(s), bake 8 or 9-inch layer cakes 30-35 minutes. Bake a 9X13 pan 35-40  minutes. Let cool, 10 minutes, turn layers out to cool completely.

Chocolate Butter Cream

1/3 c butter, softened
dash salt
2 t vanilla
1/2 - 3/4 c cocoa - use the larger amount for a deep chocolate flavor
1 pound powdered sugar

3-5 T milk - divided

Place all ingredients into a large mixer bowl,  add 3 T milk, beat until smooth. If frosting is too stiff or dry, slowly add remaining milk beating well.

When the cake is completely cool, frost, top with toasted walnut pieces.


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  1. That is really quick! Simple, easy and delicious! I like most of Hershey's recipes!
    Thanks for sharing this, have a nice day!

  2. That cake looks yummy but tell me truly--can you really do that in 5 minutes?

  3. I'm new following!..saw this "chocolate"(my fav) cake @Foodie Friday.
    Now I must have some.
    ~Jo @ LoblollyLane

  4. Looks delicious, and Iove how quick and easy it is!! What a great go-to chocolate cake recipe :) Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop.


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