Classic Chocolate Bar Cake
milk chocolate bars (1.55 ounces each), melted
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.
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.