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Double Chocolate Swirl Cake


4 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
1 cake

This cake will catch the eye of any chocolate lover. Inside the rich chocolate cake, you'll find a ribbon of extra chocolatey marble. Top it all off with a HERSHEY'S Cocoa glaze for a dessert to remember.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
32 minutes
Bake Time
1 hour 5 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours 30 minutes


  • 1 cup
    butter or margarine(2 sticks) , softened
  • 2 cups
  • 3
  • 2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 6 tsps
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa, divided
  • 1 1/4 tsps
    baking soda, divided
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 cup
    butteror sour milk *
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Syrup
add a garnish Add a Garnish

Make our Cocoa Glaze to complete the recipe as shown in the image.


Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Fluted Tube Pan 12-Cup Fluted Tube Pan
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Wire Rack Wire Rack
Bowl Bowl
Saucepan Saucepan
Stovetop Stovetop

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


Beat butter and sugar in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy; blend in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1-1/8 teaspoons baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to butter mixture. Remove 1 cup batter and place in small bowl. Pour remainder of batter into prepared pan. Stir chocolate syrup, remaining 3 tablespoons cocoa and remaining 1/8 teaspoon baking soda into reserved 1 cup batter; pour over batter in pan. Do not mix.


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


Bake 1 hour and 5 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely. Glaze with Cocoa Glaze.

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