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Skill Level: Intermediate Prep Time: 22 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk*
  • 1 cup HERSHEY'S Syrup
  • 1 cup MOUNDS Sweetened Coconut Flakes (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube pan or 10-inch tube pan.
  2. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. Stir together flour, l teaspoon baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to butter mixture, beating until well blended.
  3. Measure 2 cups batter in small bowl; stir in syrup and remaining 1/4 teaspoon baking soda. Add coconut, if desired, to remaining vanilla batter; pour into prepared pan. Pour chocolate batter over vanilla batter in pan; do not mix.
  4. Bake 60 to 70 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool l5 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely; glaze or frost as desired. 20 servings.
  5. * To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.