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Classic Hershey Bar Cake


3 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
1 cake

Treat your family to the taste of a classic chocolate bar baked into a quick and easy chocolate bundt cake. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top as a finishing touch.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
18 minutes
Bake Time
1 hour
Cool Time
2 hours


  • 1 cup
    butter or margarine (2 sticks) , softened
  • 1-1/4 cups
    granulated sugar
  • 4
  • 6
    HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bar (1.55 oz. each) , melted
  • 2-1/2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • dash
  • 1 cup
    buttermilk or sour milk *
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Syrup
  • 2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 1 cup
    pecans chopped
  • powdered sugar (optional)
  • HERSHEY'S Syrup, (optional)

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
pan 10-inch tube pan
large mixing bowl mixing bowl
mixer mixer
measuring cups measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack
sifter sifter

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 10-inch tube pan or 12-cup fluted tube pan.


Beat butter in large bowl until creamy; gradually add granulated sugar, beating on medium speed of mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add chocolate; beat until blended.


Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add to chocolate mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating until blended. Add syrup and vanilla; beat until blended. Stir in pecans. Pour batter into prepared pan.


Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Sift powdered sugar over top and drizzle with chocolate syrup, if desired.


To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.

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