At 3 am, Faye and I slaved away to make this cake. After messing up and pouring granulated sugar instead of powdered sugar, we had to make a trip to CVS where the creepy security guard who had encountered us previosuly in the tgifridays parking lot and offered his semi-personal bathroom a week before and recognized us. I digress, but point is, that this cake was a very early morning ordeal. We opted not to make the mocha cake we planned for Elliott (sorry), which called for 3 lbs of powdered sugar anyways. The cake sat out all day at the party, probably not the best idea, especially for the strawberries. The ghiradelli touch was from Richie who suggested covering the whole cake with the squares Aaron always eats from work. HERSHEY'S "PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" Chocolate Cake
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.
3. Bake 30 to 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. 10 to 12 servings.
"PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" CHOCOLATE FROSTING
1/2 cup (1 stick) 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 to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.