This recipe came on the back of a Hershey’s baking cocoa can over 20 years ago. And it has been a part of my recipes since then.

A recovering chocoholic has to have her fixes…right?

Well, look no more. This cake will cure any chocolate craving you may have.

Deep Dark Chocolate Cake 

2 cups of sugar

1  3/4 cups of flour

3/4 cup of cocoa

1  1/2 tsp baking soda

1  1/2 tsp of baking powder

1 tsp salt

2 eggs

1 cup of milk

1/2 cup of vegetable oil or butter (melted)

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup of boiling water

Heat oven to 350. Mix all dry ingredients and add all the other in the order given, one at a time. Grease the pan and sprinkle it with baking cocoa. Bake it for 30-35 minutes in 9×13 or bundt pan.


In a medium pan, put 1 cube of butter

3/4 cup of baking cocoa

2/3 cup of milk

1/2 cup of sugar

Mix it well and bring it to a boil. Pour over cake as it is still hot.