Classic hershey bar cake

Yield: 1 cake

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Butter or margarine softened
1¼ cup Granulated sugar
4 \N Eggs
6 \N Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars (1.55 oz. each) melted
2½ cup All-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon Baking soda
1 dash Salt
1 cup Buttermilk or sour milk*
½ cup Hershey's Syrup
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
1 cup Chopped pecans
\N \N Powdered sugar (optional)

Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour 10-inch tube pan or 12-cup fluted tube pan. In large mixer bowl, beat butter until creamy; gradually add granulated sugar, beating on medium speed of electric 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, if desired. 12 to 16 servings.

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

Hershey's is a registered trademark of Hershey Foods Corporation.

Recipe may be reprinted courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens.

Meal-Master compatible format by: Karen Mintzias Submitted By KAREN MINTZIAS On 09-30-95

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