Monday, January 27, 2014

HERSHEY BAR CHOCOLATE CAKE

Today is National Chocolate Cake Day! I may have celebrated a day early with the posting for National Pistachio Day with a Chocolate Pistachio Bundt Cake! I love chocolate cake.. in any form or variation! But it's no secret that this cake--the ultimate chocolate cake known as the Hershey Bar Chocolate Cake is a favorite and perfect for National Chocolate Cake Day!

Growing up in Philadelphia, my family often visited the Hershey Factory in near-by Hershey, PA. What an amazing Family outing. It truly was a Willy Wonka experience. At the end of the factory tour, each child was given a Hershey's Bar! I'm not talking mini, either, these were the 'regular' sized bars. Since I used to buying penny candy (remember that?), this was a huge treat. Visiting the Hershey factory was an experience I'll never forget, and even though I might now opt for more refined single origin organic dark chocolate, I'll never turn down a Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar.

So here's another Classic Chocolate Cake recipe. You'll find this in many of the older Hershey Cookbooks. And, yes, you can make it with high end dark chocolate and syrup, but try it first with Hershey chocolate bars and Hershey's syrup. This easy to make cake will satisfy any chocoholic!

HERSHEY BAR CHOCOLATE CAKE

Ingredients
1 cup buttermilk
2-1/2 cups flour
Pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sweet butter, softened
2/3 cup Hershey's chocolate syrup
1-1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
6 Hershey's Milk Chocolate bars, melted and cooled

Directions
Heat oven to 350. Butter either a 12 cup Bundt Pan or 10" tube pan. 
In medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside. 
Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla with electric mixer. Add syrup and melted chocolate and mix completely. Blend in buttermilk. Gradually add flour mixture until well combined. 
Pour into prepared pans.
Bake in Tube or Bundt pan for 45 minutes to an hour -- or until done.
Cover with foil immediately to steam and make cake moister.
Keep covered until cake is completely cool.

2 comments:

Reine said...

I've put my bundt cake pan on alert. I've decided to make this for Valentine's Day. Chocolate and love cannot be separated.

~~louise~~ said...

Happy Chocolate Cake Day Janet! I think we will be taking the kids to Hershey when my daughter comes this year. I'm sure it's changed a lot since you've been there, lol...Enjoy!