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Hersheys Chocolate Bundt Cake

  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1c. shortening (Crisco)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2-1/3 c. cake flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 8 Hershey bars, melted with 4 Tbsp. water
  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 3/4 c. pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Cream sugar and eggs with shortening. Add eggs, beating after each addition. Add dry ingredients alternating with buttermilk. Blend in melted chocolate and vanilla. Add nuts. Bake in Bundt pan for approx. 1 hour. Invert into pan and dust with powdered sugar.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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