Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake

Have you ever thought of making those recipes that you see on the back of food product boxes? The thought never crossed my mind until recently and before then, I never gave much credit to these recipes because well they weren’t exactly authentic. I proved myself wrong when I tried the recipe for the Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake that I found on the back of the Hershey’s Cocoa.

Surprisingly, it actually tasted so much better than the generic cake box mixes! The ingredients were pretty simple too which I liked because you most likely always have them on hand, therefore making this recipe a convenient choice. I chose to use a bundt cake pan because it looks unique and is perfect for any occasion. I wanted something quick and easy so I picked mint flavored white chocolate candy coating for icing, which really is a unique flavor because no one expects that burst of minty sharpness when biting into a normal chocolate cake. You could add peppermint extract to normal white chocolate chips if you still want the minty flavor but couldn’t find the mint candy coating. This recipe also asks for a LOT of sugar (2 cups) so you could reduce it to 1 1/2 cups or even 1 cup and it would probably taste just as good if you want it to be healthier, though I haven’t tried that yet..

Here is the recipe for Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 F
  2. Combine all your dry ingredients in a bowl and mix
  3. Add in the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla and beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes
  4. Stir in the boiling water (the batter should become thinner)
  5. Pour into pans and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into middle comes out clean.

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