Friday, March 8, 2013

Hershey Bar Chocolate Cake

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 was 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!


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

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.


Jody said...

You know, when I was in a high school home economics class, we made a simply scrumptious Hershey chocolate pie. Unfortunately the recipe calls for the giant Hershey candy bar that doesn't exist anymore, at least not in the proper size. I never had a weight for that bar so could not substitute.
The case looks delicious, but what do you do when they change the size of the bar?

Janet Rudolph said...

Good question, but there are several historical food sites that will have the original weights.. and you can substitute with part or all of a bar.. Love to have the recipe for the Chocolate Pie! Yum.

Anonymous said...

This sounds delicious. It's been awhile since I've made a chocolate cake.

Jody said...

Janet, I'll have to check my recipes, but I'm afraid I tossed the recipe when I was in a super cleaning mood a couple of years ago. I didn't think I'd ever figure out the right amount of chocolate.