- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 1-2/3 cups sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup baking cocoa
- 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/3 cups milk
- Confectioners' sugar or favorite frosting
- In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating until smooth after each addition. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13x9-in. pan.
- Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool on a wire rack. When cake is cool, dust with confectioners' sugar, or frost with your favorite frosting. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Reviews forClassic Chocolate Cake
"I have been making this recipe for years and its always a hit. So moist and ch."
"at the ripe age of 48, I can finally say I have made a cake by scratch. I was amazed at how thick and creamy the batter was after only having experience with box cake mixes that use oil. I used my hand mixer and in the future, I think I would use my stand mixer so I could save time and grab/measure next ingredients while the stand mixer does the work. Very impressed with the recipe and how it turned out."
"The old fashioned Hershey chocolate cake my grandma used to make is almost the same as this except her recipe has 3/4 cups butter, tsp. Vanilla, 1/4 tsp baking powder and uses water instead of milk. Everything else is the same. I make it all the time it’s never dry, but I didn’t have any problem with this one either, but I do prefer grandmas, but it’s what you get use to. Very nice cake. Thx Betty"
"Hi! I made this cake yesterday, it's so good! I'm glad I stumbled on to it!"
"Too funny Mary! My sister would be dumb enough to do the same thing lol. Great recipe, thanks for sharing."
"good if my dumb sister hadnt added 1 and 1/4 CUPS of baking soda"
"This was a very good cake."