It’s National Chocolate Day!

All chocolate lovers rejoice!!!  It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t honor America’s own chocolatier, Milton Hershey.  He was a man with a simple dream of perfecting chocolate.  Did you know his first candy was the caramel? And he then decided to make chocolate as just a coating to top the caramel candies.  The first Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar was being sold in America in 1900…112 years ago. You can read more of his fascinating story right here.

As a kid, I was always enamored with chocolate and to this very day the original Hershey’s Bar (minus the almonds) is my ultimate favorite.  I remember trips years ago to Hershey Park in Hershey, Pennsylvania, riding the boat through the chocolate river and being in awe of all around me, mouth wide open hoping to get a drop of chocolate from the chocolate river.

In honor of National Chocolate Dayhere is the ultimate chocolate cake recipe which is called Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake.  Perfect for all of you chocolate lovers out there!

Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake

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