Monday, December 10, 2007

Happy Birthday to me!

I decided I was going to make my own birthday cake this year. I made the Hershey's Chocolate Cake for Maura for her birthday back in August and it was awesome. But this time I wanted to make it with the rich chocolate frosting instead of the light cool whip frosting I used in August. Plans changed, however, when someone pointed out that Nestle had a chocolate cake on their website that looked like it would be a pretty good contender against the Hershey's recipe.

Nestie living_insanity posted the recipe one day, and I decided that I had to try it. She recommended maybe doing a taste test to see which one is better. That would be fun and all, but I wasn't up to making 2 seperate cakes. It was my birthday after all. So I decided to just make the Nestle recipe and try hard to remember what the Hershey's cake tasted like.

I was blown away. This cake is so moist and rich and delicious. There are a few things that I did "wrong"/differently though. When I lined the baking pans with wax paper, I didn't grease/spray the wax paper. Big mistake. It doesn't say to do that in the recipe, but do it! The wax paper was a pain to get off. It was really stuck to the cake and it took me about 10 minutes to get it off without tearing my cake apart. Also, I used 2 9" cake pans, since thats what I have. I just reduced the baking time to 30 minutes and it turned out great.

Honestly, I don't remember the exact taste of the Hershey's recipe. So I don't think I can make a fair comparison. I will say that I know that this recipe is atleast just as good as the other. But I would need to taste them both at the same time to make a fair judgement. Anyone want to make me a Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Ckae so I can compare it to the leftover cake in my fridge???

Here is a link to the recipe on Nestle's website.


  1. That is one gorgeous looking cake!

  2. Happy Birthday!!!! Your cake looks soooooooyummy and moist and I'm drooling. :(

  3. yum,yum,yummy!!! it was good~~ thanks for sharing said cake! Blessings, momma

  4. Happy Birthday to Kayte indeed!! That cake looks sinfully good.
    And BTW, I am the same exact way as you when it comes to comparing things. I need them both sitting down in front of me so I can take a bite of one then take a bite of the other. I have forgetful tastebuds. :)

  5. mmmm chocolate cake! hope you had a great birthday!

  6. Yum it looks good! I hadnt looked at your blog recently to see the chocolate cake results. It looked beautiful!!!

  7. I'm glad you had such a delish cake to celebrate with but...How did I not know it was your birthday? Bad me! And I know exactly the perfect gift. Can you guess? I bet you can.... Parchment paper! I went and checked the recipe and sure enough, it said wax paper. Still, when DOES it work?


  8. Truely this is yummy. My family members loved it very much, So I make it again and again.
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