|Allow me to introduce my sous chefs: Miss Molly and Miss Caitlin. :)|
Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake
2 cups sugar
1¾ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1½ teaspoons baking powder
1½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
½ cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Heat oven to 350°F. Line two 9-inch round baking pans with parchment paper.
Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).
|Measuring out the flour.|
|Cocoa powder is delicious, messy, and obviously tons of fun!|
|Big sis teaching little sis to properly measure baking powder...this warms my heart!|
|Look! A picture of the dry ingredients mixing...how original! :)|
|First Cait cracks her egg to show Molly what to do...|
|And then Molly did all by herself! Look at her--she's so proud!! And so am I!|
|Just about there...just needs one more thing...|
|I don't claim to know why you add boiling water, but the cake is delicious so I won't question it!|
|Butter, cocoa, and some of the powdered sugar and milk.|
|Now with all the powdered sugar and milk and my favorite ingredient: vanilla!|
|It was a very special occasion, so I opted for some fancy piping (clearly I don't decorate like this often...or ever).|
|Molly, I'm so proud of you and your baking skills!|