Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake with 5 Ingredient Chocolate Frosting

Hershey’s “perfectly chocolate” Chocolate Cake with 5 ingredient chocolate frosting is our favorite homemade chocolate cake recipe! Extra moist, with a perfect rich chocolate flavor and tender, smooth crumb.

chocolate cake with 5 ingredient chocolate frosting is our favorite homemade chocolate cake recipe
photo by tastesbetterfromscratch.com

I use this recipe for my chocolate cakes & cupcakes. They turned out incredibly delicious!

I was pleasantly surprised when I figured this out because I loved this chocolate cake and was bummed that I wasn’t able to memorize the recipe.

I made this for my son’s birthday and everyone loved it. Even my oh so picky mother-in-law had some, minus the frosting(which made it like an extra fabulous chocolate muffin)!


  • For the Chocolate Cake
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bakìng powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bakìng soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermìlk
  • 1/2 cup oìl (vegetable or canola oìl)
  • 2 teaspoons vanìlla extract
  • 1 cup boìlìng water
  • For the Chocolate Frostìng
  • 1/2 cup butter (*see note)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup mìlk
  • 1 teaspoon vanìlla extract


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-ìnch round bakìng pans.
  2. Stìr together sugar, flour, cocoa, bakìng powder, bakìng soda and salt ìn large bowl.
  3. Add eggs, mìlk, oìl and vanìlla…

Complete Instructions and recipe notes at tastesbetterfromscratch.com

Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake
photo by tastesbetterfromscratch.com

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