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HERSHEY'S Classic Milk Chocolate Bar Cake


1 hour 25 minutes
Skill Level
12 servings

You'll definitely go back for seconds with this cake when the main ingredients is a HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate bar. Try this classic bar cake recipe!

Ingredients & Directions

Bake Time
1 hour 15 minutes
Cool Time
10 minutes


  • 1 cup
    butter or margarine, softened (2 sticks) (500 mL)
  • 1 1/4 cups
    granulated sugar (300 mL)
  • 4
  • 2 1/2 cups
    all-purpose flour (625 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda (1 mL)
  • dash
  • 1 cup
    buttermilk or sour milk* (250 mL)
  • 1/2 cup
  • 2 tsps
    vanilla extract (10 mL)
  • 1 cup
    chopped pecans (250 mL)
  • powdered sugar (optional)
  • HERSHEY'S Chocolate Syrup (optional)


Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
tube pan 10-inch (25 cm) Tube Pan
measuring cups Measuring Cups
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
mixer Mixer
wire rack Wire Rack

Heat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour 10-inch (25 cm) tube pan or 12-cup (3 L) 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 centre 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.

Note: * To sour milk: Use 1 tbsp (15 mL) white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup (250 mL).