Best Chocolate Cake or Cupcakes

  • Yield: 12 servings


2cups Sugar
2cups Flour
2 Eggs
10tablespoons Oil
1cup Hershey Cocoa
1teaspoon vanilla
1/2teaspoon salt
2cups boiling water
2teaspoons baking soda


Mix the flour, sugar, oil, eggs,Hershey cocoa, vanilla and salt in a large bowl

Boil water, measure out 2 Cups and add 2 tsp. of baking soda  to this water.  Gradually add this mixture to the dry mixture–the batter will  be like water.

Bake in a 9×13 pan or an angel food pan or will make 24 cupcakes

Bake at 350 degrees for about 40-45 minutes.  Cupcakes take about 20 minutes to bake.

Icing:  3 C. XXX sugar, 1 1/2 C. butter, vanilla, milk or creme -use-enough to make of spreading consistency.  Using mixer, beat until smooth and spreadable.