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Easy Hershey’s Chocolate Cake Recipe

This simple but decadent Hershey’s chocolate cake recipe is one of my kids’ absolute favorites… and it’s one of mine too! 

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You know that random craving that you get for chocolate? This mouth-watering Hershey’s chocolate cake recipe is perfect for satisfying all of your chocolate cravings! This cake is a chocolate lover’s dream, its fluffy, soft, and smothered in homemade chocolate frosting and Hershey’s bars. 

Covered in a thick, rich layer of rich chocolate frosting and topped with Hershey’s chocolate bars, this Hershey’s chocolate cake is delicious enough to send you into a chocolate coma! Don’t believe us? Give this simple recipe a try, and you will immediately become a fan.

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Why We Love Hershey’s Chocolate Cake

I love how this scrumptious Hershey’s chocolate cake is perfect for any occasion or simply just because. You can make it on birthdays, anniversaries, or any other party! This recipe will impress your guests every single time. 

Whenever I make this cake, I always get asked for a recipe. So I thought I’d share this homemade Hersey’s chocolate cake recipe with y’all.

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Ingredients for Hershey Chocolate Cake 

  • Eggs
  • Buttermilk
  • Canola Oil
  • Fresh Brewed Coffee
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Kosher Salt
  • Hershey’s Cocoa Powder
  • Sugar 
  • Flour

Hershey’s Chocolate Cake Recipe

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking dish with Pam baking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until combined in a large bowl.
  • Beat in the buttermilk, coffee, and oil until combined.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the baking dish and bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely – this is essential before frosting the cake
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Hershey’s Chocolate Frosting

I am sharing my favorite Hershey’s chocolate frosting with you that can be used for any cake recipe. The trick with frosting a cake is to wait until the cake is completely cooled to room temperature. Don’t frost a cake that is still warm, as this will cause the frosting to melt, and you’ll be left with a sticky mess. 

  • Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Hershey’s Cocoa Powder
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Pure Vanilla Extract 
  • Hershey’s Chocolate Bars
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Directions for Chocolate Frosting

  • Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla until combined and hold peaks.
  • Scoop about 1 C of the chocolate frosting into the piping bag and set it aside.
  • Scoop the remaining frosting onto the top of the cooled cake and spread evenly.
  • Unwrap the Hershey chocolate bars and place them onto the top of the frosting in rows of 2.
  • Using the frosting in the piping bag, pipe dollops around the edge.
  • Cut and serve – this would be delicious with ice cream!
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Some Tips for Hershey’s Chocolate Cake

  1. For a fluffy and airy cake, use buttermilk instead of regular milk.
  2. Room temperature ingredients are best for soft cakes.
  3. Line your cake pan with parchment paper to avoid any sticking issues.
  4. Be careful not to overmix the batter, as it may result in a dry cake.
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Can I Freeze Hershey’s Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Frosting?

You can make this Hershey’s chocolate cake in advance and store it in the freezer in plastic wrap for up to 3 months. The Hershey’s chocolate frosting can be kept in the freezer for up to 2 weeks if stored in an airtight container. You can freeze the icing for up to 3 months. 

a slice of Hershey's chocolate cake on white plate

Easy Hershey’s Chocolate Cake

This simple but decadent Hershey’s chocolate cake recipe is one of my kids’ absolute favorites… and it’s one of mine too!

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 1⁄2 C canola oil
  • 1 C fresh brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1⁄2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3⁄4 C hershey cocoa powder
  • 2 C sugar
  • 3 C flour
  • 1⁄2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 1⁄2 C powdered sugar
  • 1⁄2 C hershey cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 6 regular size hershey chocolate bars

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 baking dish with pam baking spray
  2. Using a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until combined
  3. Beat in the buttermilk, coffee and oil until combined
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time until combined
  5. Pour the batter into the baking dish and bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  6. Allow cake to cool completely
  7. Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla until combined and holds peak
  8. Scoop about 1 C of the chocolate frosting into the piping bag and set aside
  9. Scoop the remaining frosting onto the top of the cooled cake and spread evenly
  10. Unwrap the hershey chocolate bars and place them onto the top of the frosting in rows of 2
  11. Using the frosting in the piping bag, pipe dollops around the edge
  12. Cut and serve!

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