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Posted on 2008-01-17

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Servings: 10 to 12 servings.
 

Ingredients

3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
2/3 cup boiling water
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups cake flour or 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk*

GLOSSY CHOCOLATE SOUR CREAM FROSTING (recipe follows)
1-1/2 cups HERSHEY'S MINI CHIPS Semi-Sweet Chocolate
2 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup dairy sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Milk

CREAMY BUTTERCREAM FROSTING (recipe follows)
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) softened butter or margarine
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract




Directions

Heat oven to 350°F.

Grease and flour 2 heart-shaped pans or two 9-inch round baking pans.

In small bowl, stir together cocoa and boiling water until smooth; set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy; beat in eggs and cocoa mixture.

Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to butter mixture. Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

Frost with GLOSSY CHOCOLATE SOUR CREAM FROSTING.

Pipe border around top edge and base of cake with CREAMY BUTTERCREAM FROSTING.

Garnish as desired. 10 to 12 servings.


GLOSSY CHOCOLATE SOUR CREAM FROSTING

In medium microwave-safe bowl, place small chocolate chips.

Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at HIGH an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted when stirred.

Add powdered sugar, sour cream and vanilla; beat until smooth.

Add milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, for a thinner
consistency. About 2-1/2 cups frosting.


CREAMY BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:

In small bowl, combine 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) softened butter or margarine, 2 to 3 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat until smooth and creamy. About 1 cup frosting.


Author Comments

To sour milk: Use 2 teaspoons white vinegar plus milk to equal 3/4 cup.

Source: Developed and Tested by the Hershey Kitchens
 

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