Monday, 6 April 2009

Milky Way Cake

Last week I attempted to make this cake. It didn't work out so well, but I DID manage to salvage it (I wasn't going to let 8 Milky Way's go to waste after all!). I have since determined that what I did wrong was to make dinner. I put the cake in too close to dinner time & then when I thought the cake was done I put dinner in the oven, determined the cake was not done, after all, but then had to wait 20 minutes before I could put it back in the oven to finish baking it. Oh, I also used the wrong kind of pan b/c I was trying to be a maverick or something. May you have better luck than I did!

By popular demand, here it is:

Way Cake

8 Milky Way bars (or Mars Bars if you're in Canada)
3 sticks of butter
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
2 1/2 c. flour
1/4 t. baking soda
1 1/4 c. buttermilk
1 t. vanilla
1 c. chopped pecans (I always say nuts are purely optional & I choose not to include them... do as you will)

Melt bars with 1 stick of butter. Let cool.

Cream the other 2 sticks of butter with the sugar & eggs. Add the rest of the ingredients & add the chocolate goo. Beat well.

Pour into greased & floured tube pan.

Bake at 325 for 1 hour - 1hr 35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean


2 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. evaporated milk
1 stick butter
1 c. marshmallow cream
6 oz. pkg. chocolate chips
1 c. pecans (again, why ruin something good by adding nuts?)

Cook the sugar & evaporated milk on the stove until it thickens a bit.

Then remove from the heat and add the other stuff until it is frosting.

The frosting part for me was a bit runny, so I just poured it on & figured it still tastes the same whether it's runny or not. It worked well on the cake to keep everything moist.


  1. I am so with you on the nuts. They ruin everything. They certainly don't add to the flavor.

  2. Sounds like my kind of cake, I'll hvae to make it when people coe over because Jack's not a big time choclate fan like me!

  3. oops preggo spelling mistake

  4. By "sticks of butter" do you mean 1b's?!?!

    I don't suppose it matters that much, as the rest of the recipie looks to be far beyond what my sweet tooth (or lack of) would allow me to bake.

    But I am kinda curious

  5. No, the sticks are 1/2 Cup each. You can buy a box that has 4 sticks in it.

    It's definitely a cake to eat w/ coffee, but if you don't add the frosting it wouldn't be AS sweet! (or as GOOD :)

  6. I'd be scared to make this for fear I would eat the whole thing myself!! Sounds REALLY good! What's a tube pan? Is it the one with the hole in the middle?

  7. Yes, it's also known as an Angel Food cake pan

  8. I tried it, but it was a gooey mess. Hmmm ....

  9. what size milky bars

  10. Sometimes they come 2 bars together & I've used those & also the standard ones you can get at gas stations.