Classic Chocolate Bar Cake
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- 1 c
- butter, softened
- 1.25 c
- granulated sugar
- milk chocolate bars (1.55 ounces each), melted
- 2.5 c
- all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp
- baking soda
- 1 dash(es)
- 1 c
- 1/2 c
- chocolate syrup
- 2 tsp
- vanilla extract
- 1 c
- chopped pecans
- confectioners' sugar
1Heat oven to 350.
2Grease and flour 10-inch tube pan or 12-cup fluted tube pan.
3In large mixer bowl, beat butter until creamy; gradually add granulated sugar, beating on medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
4Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
5Add chocolate; beat until blended.
6Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add to chocolate mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating until blended.
7Add syrup and vanilla; beat until blended.
8Stir in pecans.
9Pour batter into prepared pan.
10Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
11Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack.
12Cool completely. Sift powdered sugar over top, if desired.