This wonderful creation came to be- just because I didn’t have quite enough cocoa powder to make my normal recipe. It is a new favorite. The dark chocolate flakes add something really special and it is so simple to make.

Dark Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Flakes
2 ounces unsweetened Hershey’s Baking Bars
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
a little under ½ cup Hershey’s baking cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups water
2/3 cup oil (olive, canola, etc.)
1 TB pure vanilla extract
2 TB white vinegar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour baking dishes. Hint- can use cocoa powder(to “flour” pans) in place of flour for an even more delicious outcome.
Melt chocolate in large glass mixing bowl- 30 seconds at a time until completely melted.
Stir thoroughly. Add flour and sugar and stir together. Add cocoa powder and baking soda. Stir.
Add water, oil, vanilla, and vinegar. Mix thoroughly until blended. Beat by hand until smooth. Batter does not have to be perfectly smooth.

Pour into two round baking pans or one large 9 X 13 baking dish.
Bake for about 35 minutes or until cake is gently pulling away from sides and baked in the center.

Frost with white or chocolate frosting.

Simple White frosting
4 TB margarine
2TB water
3 cups (more or less to suit preference) confectioner’ sugar

Mix. Frost cake. If use more water, can pour this over the cake and it is also delicious (only recommend this option for the 9 X 13 cake).