Mom's Original Hershey Cake Recipe (1955)

Linda Howe


This is my mother's Famous Hershey Cake. You can tell how old this recipe is by the price of the Hershey bars. We in the family have always loved this recipe. There was a time that we thought the recipe had been lost, but I found it in the pages of an old cookbook, Thank Goodness. Mom never put icing on this cake, because it really doesn't need it. If you like icing, you could make a powdered sugar glaze and just pour it over the top. Or you could just dust it with powdered sugar.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
1 Hr 10 Min


  • 2 stick
  • 8
    hershey 5 cent candy bars (12 1/2 ozs.)
  • 2 c
  • 4
  • 1 c
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 c
    pecans, chopped
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Mom's Original Hershey Cake Recipe (1955)


  1. Melt butter in Mircrowave for 2 minutes. Soften Hershey Candy Bars by adding to hot butter.
  2. Add sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add dry ingredients with buttermilk.
  3. Add vanilla and Pecans.
    Bake in greased and floured tube pan or bundt pan.
    Bake 70 - 80 minutes at 325°.
  4. No Icing needed!

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About Mom's Original Hershey Cake Recipe (1955)

Course/Dish: Cakes Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #easy

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