Hershey Bar Cake

Hershey Bar Cake recipe – if you like chocolate this cake is for you! This rich chocolate cake is super moist and the chocolate ganache really puts it over the top! Extremely easy to make from scratch. Butter, sugar, eggs, flour, salt, baking soda, buttermilk, Hershey chocolate syrup, and Hershey chocolate bars. Serve the cake with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. SO good!

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Homemade Chocolate Candy Bar Cake

If you like chocolate this delicious Hershey Bar Cake is for you! This cake is extremely easy to make from scratch and tastes great. YUM! The cake is super moist and the chocolate frosting really puts it over the top! I wanted to eat the entire cake myself! Serve the warm cake with some whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. One bite and you will be blown away! 

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How to Make Hershey Bar Cake

This cake is easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Place chocolate syrup and candy bars in a saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat on the stovetop until melted. Set aside to cool. 

In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients –  all-purpose flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing until yolk disappears. Add flour mixture to the bowl alternating with buttermilk. Stir in melted chocolate and vanilla. 

Pour batter into a greased and floured Bundt Cake pan or tube pan. Bake in a preheated oven and bake until a wooden pick or toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan, place it on a cooling rack, and cool completely. Place the cake on a cake plate. 

In a small bowl, combine chocolate chips and heavy cream. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Pour ganache over the top of the cake and enjoy!

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can make the cake in an electric stand mixer or use a handheld electric mixer.
  • To make homemade buttermilk, combine 1 cup of milk with 1 Tbsp of white vinegar or lemon juice. Let stand for 5 minutes or until the milk starts to curdle.
  • Feel free to add chopped almonds or pecans to the cake batter. 
    • White chocolate chips or peanut butter chips are equally delicious!
  • I use Bakers Joy or Pam Baking Spray to grease and flour the Bundt cake pan. Either works great. You can also use Crisco or butter and dust the pan with flour.
  • Can I bake the cake in different cake pans? Yes! You can cook the cake in any cake pan that you prefer. 
    • A tube pan, round cake pans for a layer cake, or a 9×13-inch pan for a sheet cake.
    • You will need to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  • Can Hershey Bar cake be made in advance? Yes! You can make the cake ahead of time and store it in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days at room temperature. The cake will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Can Hershey Bar cake be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the baked cake. Wrap the cooled cake in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. The cake will keep for up to 6 months in the freezer.
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Chocolate Cake for a Crowd

This is one of the best chocolate cakes I’ve ever made. We’ve made this dessert several times over the past few months and it is always a hit. This cake is great for a potluck, cookout, birthday cake, or any time you need to feed a crowd. It also makes a great homemade gift! 

We like to serve the cake slightly warm with whipped cream or cool whip and fresh strawberries or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Give this a try the next time you need an easy and delicious dessert! It is sure to become a family favorite.

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Hershey Bar Cake

Yield: 12 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Hershey Bar Cake recipe – if you like chocolate this cake is for you! This rich chocolate cake is super moist and the chocolate ganache really puts it over the top! Extremely easy to make from scratch. Butter, sugar, eggs, flour, salt, baking soda, buttermilk, Hershey chocolate syrup, and Hershey chocolate bars. Serve the cake with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. SO good!

Ingredients:

Cake

  • 9 (1.55-oz) candy bars
  • cup hershey chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Ganache

  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup heavy cream

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour a 15-cup Bundt pan or tube pan.
  • Place chocolate syrup and candy bars in a saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat on the stovetop until melted. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients –  all-purpose flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing until yolk disappears.
  • Add flour mixture to the bowl alternating with buttermilk. Stir in melted chocolate and vanilla.
  • Pour batter into the cake pan or tube pan. Bake for 1 hour, or until a wooden pick or toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan, place it on a cooling rack, and cool completely. Place the cake on a cake plate.
  • Place chocolate chips and heavy cream in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Pour ganache over the cake and enjoy.

Notes:

  • You can make the cake in an electric stand mixer or use a handheld electric mixer.
  • To make homemade buttermilk, combine 1 cup of milk with 1 Tbsp of white vinegar or lemon juice. Let stand for 5 minutes or until the milk starts to curdle.
  • Feel free to add chopped almonds or pecans to the cake batter. 
    • White chocolate chips or peanut butter chips are equally delicious!
  • I use Bakers Joy or Pam Baking Spray to grease and flour the Bundt cake pan. Either works great. You can also use Crisco or butter and dust the pan with flour.
  • Can I bake the cake in different cake pans? Yes! You can cook the cake in any cake pan that you prefer. 
    • A tube pan, round cake pans for a layer cake, or a 9×13-inch pan for a sheet cake.
    • You will need to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  • Can Hershey Bar cake be made in advance? Yes! You can make the cake ahead of time and store it in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days at room temperature. The cake will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Can Hershey Bar cake be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the baked cake. Wrap the cooled cake in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. The cake will keep for up to 6 months in the freezer.

Steph

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  1. I know Bundt cakes take much longer to bake than other pans… how long would you bake it in a 9 x 13 pan??? Thanks… use your recipes all the time!!!

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