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Celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day with chocolate yumminess

For a special day as awesome as National Chocolate Cake Day, you need a really yummy chocolate cake recipe. With the ease of box mixes, many busy moms rarely make cake from scratch these days.

January 27 is National Chocolate Cake Day
Sandy Wallace

January 27 is National Chocolate Cake Day. Whether you choose to start with a cake mix or make a cake from scratch, it's easy to decide what's for dessert.

You don't have to scour cookbooks to find the perfect chocolate cake recipe. Visit Pinterest and you'll find an endless supply of recipes for chocolate yumminess all in one place.

From chocolate cake with chocolate frosting to gluten-free chocolate cake, you'll find just the right recipe for all of your family's celebrations.

If you don't have time to make a cake from scratch, add a cup of miniature chocolate chips to your favorite box cake mix and frost with creamy chocolate frosting for a quick and easy chocolate cake.

Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake has been a favorite of families everywhere for years. You'll find the recipe on the back of the Hershey's cocoa can.

Directions to make this perfectly yummy chocolate cake are included in the video.

Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake

2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
"Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting

Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour into pans.

Bake 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting.

"Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
2/3 cup Hershey's Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating on medium speed to spreading consistency. Add more milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla.

This cake has been a hit at family celebrations for many years. From start to finish, it will take you about an hour to make Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake.

Kids and celebrations go together. Celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day with your family tonight. There's nothing like chocolate yumminess to make your dinner complete.

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