Chocolate Swirl Cake
When gearing up to make a new sweet treat, I head nowhere else then to my HERSHEY’S Chocolate Cookbook. Although my copy is the vintage, 1989 edition, this is my one and only cookbook which I regularly rely on. In this taped together recipe book are the recipes regularly made in this household when it comes to desserts.
Many of the recipes in this book are marked with post-it notes for ideas of new recipes to make. Most recently the urge to try my To Die For Chocolate Swirl Cake came to an end as I decided this was one cake I was dying to bake. I dug out the bundt pan which has been around for ever, and although there are newer, more modern bundt pans, ours sufficed.
Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl or food processor until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. Combine flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda and salt; add alternatively with buttermilk to creamed mixture. Combine syrup OR Ghirardelli baking chips, and ¼ teaspoon baking soda. Measure 2 cups batter into small bowl; blend in syrup/chocolate mixture.
Pour into greased and floured 12-cup Bundt pan or 10-inch tube pan. Pour chocolate batter over vanilla batter in pan; do not mix. Bake at 350 degrees for about 70 minutes or until cake comes out clean. (Oven time varies on specific oven-when I made this cake it was done in one hour). Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely; glaze or frost as desired.
To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.
1 cup butter or margarine, softened (butter is best)
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 ¾ cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk*
1 cup HERSHEY’S Syrup (OR 1 cup Ghirardelli unsweetened baking chips, melted)
1 can of whipped cream (or heavy cream if you prefer to make your own)
To frosting the cake I simply used one half a jar of Ghirardelli fudge sauce by placing the jar into a pot of boiling water for about 10 minutes and then frosting the cake.
Voila!! Enjoy your To Die For Chocolate Swirl Cake and let me know what you think!
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