The Quintessential Chocolate Cake
95 mins (prep 60, cooking 35)
19 ingredients
12-141 servings
This is my FAVORITE chocolate cake! Rich, moist layers of chocolaty goodness. It started out as the Hersheys "Perfectly Chocolate Cake" on the back of the cocoa container. I've tweaked it a bit to include coffee, buttermilk and lots of ganache. Enjoy!

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Serving Size (252.98 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 986.13 Calories from Fat 418.32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 46.48g 858.15%
Saturated Fat 22.23g 1333.68%
Trans Fat 0.66g %
Cholesterol 68.85mg 275.39%
Sodium 531.66mg 265.83%
Total Carbohydrate 152.98g 611.94%
Dietary Fiber 9.0 g 431.78%
Sugars 121.24 g %
Protein 8.71g 209.01%
Vitamin A 773.58IU% Vitamin C 0.17mg%
Calcium 112.93mg% Iron 3.59mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
hot coffee