I THINK THIS IS THE BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE EVER...

I’VE BEEN MAKING THIS FOR OVER 20 YEARS

CHOCOLATE DREAM CAKE

2 CUPS SUGAR
1¾ CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
¾ CUP HERSHEY’S COCOA
2 TSP BAKING SODA
1 TSP BAKING POWDER
1 TSP SALT
2 EGGS
1 CUP BUTTERMILK OR SOUR MILK*
1 CUP STRONG BLACK COFFEE
OR 2 TSP POWDERED INSTANT PLUS 1 CUP WATER
½ CUP VEGETABLE OIL
1 TSP VANILLA EXTRACT

PREHEAT OVEN TO 350°F.

GREASE AND FLOUR TWO 9-INCH ROUND BAKING PANS OR ONE 13 X 9 X2-INCH BAKING PAN.

       STIR TOGETHER SUGAR, FLOUR, COCOA, BAKING SODA, BAKING POWDER AND SALT IN LARGE BOWL. ADD EGGS, BUTTERMILK, COFFEE, OIL AND VANILLA; BEAT ON MEDIUM SPEED OF MIXER 2 MINUTES (BATTER WILL BE THIN). POUR BATTER EVENLY INTO PREPARED PANS. 

BAKE 30 TO 35 MINUTES FOR ROUND PANS, 35 TO 40 MINUTES FOR RECTANGULAR PAN OR UNTIL WOODEN PICK INSERTED IN CENTER COMES OUT CLEAN. COOL 10 MINUTES; REMOVE FROM PANS TO WIRE RACKS. COOL COMPLETELY. FROST AS DESIRED.

  • TO SOUR MILK: USE 1 TABLESPOON WHITE VINEGAR PLUS MILK TO EQUAL 1 CUP.