Hershey's Perfect Chocolate Cake - 7 WW Freestyle SmartPoints
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Hershey's Perfect Chocolate Cake Half Recipe

This is a quick and easy chocolate cake that always bakes up moist and delicious. I cut the recipe in half to better suit the needs of small families and those who don't like to have too much dessert around. Make sure your baking pans are at least 2 inches deep to prevent the cakes from spilling over the sides during baking.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 156
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons, all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup boiling water


  • Heat oven to 350F degrees. Grease and flour a 9-inch round or 8-inch square baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and until well combined.
  • Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and beat until very smooth.
  • Stir in the boiling water. (The batter will be thin.)
  • Pour into your prepared pan.
  • Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and cool in the pans set on wire racks for 10 minutes and then remove the cakes from the pans and set them on wire racks to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Some Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe Variations:
  • Use low fat buttermilk for the milk
  • Try strong coffee in place of the boiling water
  • Stir in 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Stir in a handful of mini chocolate chips
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *4
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *7
Nutrition Facts
Hershey's Perfect Chocolate Cake Half Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /12th cake)
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert