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Hershey Bar Cake

User Rating 4 Star Rating (7 Reviews)


Hershey's bar
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Hershey Bar Cake is my best friend's hallmark recipe for chocolate cake.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2/3 cup Hershey's chocolate syrup
  • 7 Hershey (milk chocolate) bars (about 11 ounces), melted and cooled


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease either 2- 9x5 loaf pans, 2- 12x8 pans or 1 tube pan. Measure buttermilk and set aside. In medium bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda with wire whisk. Set aside. Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla with an electric hand mixer. Add syrup and melted chocolate and mix completely. Blend in buttermilk. Gradually add flour mixture until well combined. Pour into prepared pans.

Bake loaf pans for 55 minutes or until tested done.

Bake rectangular pans for 25 minutes or until tested done.

Bake tube pan for 45 minutes to an hour or until done. Cover it with foil immediately. This has a steaming effect and keeps the cake moister. Keep covered until cake is completely cool.

User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Hershey chocolate cake, Member marigold.

I have been making this cake for over 50years and it is still great.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

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