Hershey Bar Chocolate Cake

Hershey bar
Andy Melton/Flickr
  • Total: 75 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Servings: 12 to 16 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
362 Calories
19g Fat
43g Carbs
5g Protein
See Full Nutritional Guidelines Hide Full Nutritional Guidelines
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 to 16
Amount per serving
Calories 362
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 150mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 5g
Calcium 59mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Hershey Bar Cake is a hallmark dessert recipe that uses the candy maker's iconic chocolate bar and syrup.


  • 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
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup Hershey's chocolate syrup
  • 7 Hershey milk chocolate bars (about 11 ounces, melted and cooled)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  3. Grease either two 9x5 loaf pans, two 12x8 pans, or 1 tube pan, depending on which you want to use.

  4. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda with a wire whisk. Set aside.

  5. Cream together the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla with an electric hand mixer.

  6. Add syrup and melted chocolate and mix completely.

  7. Blend in the buttermilk.

  8. Gradually add in the flour mixture until well combined and pour the batter into prepared pans.

  9. Bake loaf pans for 55 minutes, the rectangular pans for 25 minutes, and the tube pan for 45 minutes to an hour.

  10. Cover it with foil immediately. This has a steaming effect and keeps the cake moister. Keep covered until cake is completely cool.

  11. Serve and enjoy!