recipe on the back of the Hershey's Cocoa Powder container. I figured it had to taste good, or it wouldn't be on the back (or would it?) and it must be fairly easy, too. Everything was going smoothly; until I tried to get the cakes out of the pans to finish cooling. Apparently "Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans" means "get out the Crisco, girl, and don't hold back." The cakes finally came out, one broke, and the other threatened to crumble every time I touched it. I stuck the broken one back together, frosted the top of it, hoping that the frosting would hold it together, and quickly put the other one on top. At this point I was getting frustrated, so I took a break and ate dinner.
Frosting the cake was something of a nightmare - it just kept crumbling. Then I ran out of frosting and had to make up some more. Other than that, it was an easy cake to make. So there you have it: the worst-looking best-tasting cake I ever made. Do I get a prize for that? No? Oh well. At least it looks better in the picture. If you decide to give the cake a try, do make certain that you grease your cake pans within an inch of their lives.