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Hershey’s Chocolate Cake with Butter Cream Frosting

A super easy cake made with fudgy Hershey’s chocolate syrup! Topped with a creamy buttercream frosting for the finishing touch.

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So, today, we are heading wwwaaayyy back in blogging time. 2011.

Good golly Miss Molly! That’s quite a long time ago!

A long time, but, what’s a few years when you are talking about chocolate cake?  Not that long at all.  Alright, it’s an eternity.

As I posted in the original post, this is my mother-in law’s cake.  She gave me this recipe the first Christmas after Mr Plain and I were married. That would of been 2000.

I didn’t make the cake until 2011. Is that a terrible thing?  Probably.

I still can’t figure out why it took me so long to make it.  It is a really delicious cake.  Hence, the reason for the new share.  Also, this post has a frosting recipe to go with it!  A frosting recipe that is perfect for this cake, but, doesn’t really have to be used on it.

This cake also goes well with a simple powdered sugar glaze or a chocolate butter cream!

Yield: Serves: 12-15

Hershey's Chocolate Cake with Butter Cream Frosting

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A simple chocolate snack cake made with fudgy Hershey's chocolate syrup and topped off with a buttercream frosting.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour



  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-16 oz can Hershey’s syrup
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup of white sugar


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.In a mixing bowl, beat sugar and butter. Add in eggs and chocolate syrup.
  3. Gradually add in flour and baking soda. Beat until completely combined.
  4. Pour into prepared dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.


  1. Beat frosting ingredients, except milk until combined. Add milk in gradually until you reach desired consistency.
  2. Frost on cooled cake.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 412Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 204mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 1gSugar: 50gProtein: 4g

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