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Milky Way Cake

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Rich, chewy cake made with an embarrassing number of Milky Way bars. Serve with ice cream if you want to feel really guilty.

Ingredients

  • 11 whole Milky Way Bars (regular Size), Divided Use
  • 3 sticks Margarine, Divided Use
  • 2-½ cups All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ cups Buttermilk
  • 3 teaspoons Vanilla Extract, Divided
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 4 whole Eggs
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 dash Salt
  • ½ cups Milk (more If Needed)
  • 1 cup Finely Chopped Pecans

Preparation

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

In a double boiler or in a saucepan over very low heat, melt 8 Milky Way bars together with 1 stick margarine, stirring to combine. Once melted, remove from heat and set aside.

Sift flour and salt together and set aside.

Mix baking soda with buttermilk, then add 2 teaspoons vanilla and set aside.

Cream 1 stick of margarine with the 2 cups of granulated sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to the creamed mixture, mixing after each addition. Add melted candy bar mixture and mix to combine.

Pour into a greased jelly roll pan or 9 x 13 baking pan and bake for 1 hour or until cake is done in the center. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

To make the icing, melt the remaining 3 Milky Way bars with remaining 1 stick margarine (in a double boiler or in a saucepan over very low heat). Add powdered sugar, dash of salt, milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and chopped pecans and stir over low heat. Add more milk if needed.

Pour over the cooled cake and allow to set. Cake will be very sticky! Don’t expect neat, perfect slices.

Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, then go run five miles!

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Heather Brown on 8.17.2011

I bake everyday. I dont recommend you make this in bulk. The results were not pretty. It rose over the pan and ran all over my oven. But, very good when you stick to one recipe at a time.

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Sharon McElroy on 7.27.2011

Anyone making this cake – was the icing real runny?

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Jody on 7.25.2011

This cake is amazing!

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lavenia on 6.23.2011

Just made this cake. YUMMY 10 MITTENS!!!!!!

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pennynoel on 6.1.2011

This will be the next potluck cake I make! Looks delicious and is really fun with all those candy bars!!

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Sophie on 5.12.2012

Ridiculously good!! My new favorite cake. Can’t stop eating it!!

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TheJoyfulGinger on 11.8.2011

This got mixed reviews from the crowd. Some raved it was the best cake they’d ever had, others couldn’t even finish a single slice. I thought it was OK. In any case, there is still half a pan left over. Not a good sign for desserts.

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Kelsey on 8.29.2011

Amazing!!

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christyleeb on 8.10.2011

Wow, I’m almost speechless (almost) with the amazingness of this cake. For reals.

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Stephanie Deal on 7.18.2011

Oh my giddy aunt. This is absolutely divine!! It is really rich, but oh so fabulous and very easy to make.

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