MILKY WAY CAKE

Milky Way Cake - Butter With a Side of Bread

This recipe is totally different from anything I’ve ever tried before and it ended up being incredible! To make the cake batter, you actually use 8 melted Milky Way candy bars! The chocolate/caramel flavor comes out very strongly in the cake and is so yummy. The frosting is an amazing chocolate and marshmallow ganache that goes perfectly with the cake  – just make sure to have a large glass of milk nearby because it is pretty rich!

MILKY WAY CAKE

  • 8 Milky Way candy bars (the regular size, 1.86-2oz)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla

FROSTING

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup marshmallow creme

Melt candy bars and 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently. Once completely melted, remove from heat and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the sugar and 1/2 cup of softened butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mix well. Add the salt and baking soda to the buttermilk and then add to the butter/sugar mixture. Add the flour and mix until well combined. Add the melted candy bars and vanilla and then pour into a well greased bundt pan and bake for 65 minutes at 350. Make sure that the center is done and then cool the cake completely before inverting onto a serving plate.

To make the frosting, combine the sugar and evaporated milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook to soft-ball stage (234-240 degrees) and then remove from heat. Add chocolate chips and stir until melted. Blend in marshmallow creme. Spread over the cake. Top with additional chopped Milky Way candy bars if desired. Enjoy!

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This delicious cake is made with melted Milky Way candy bars and then topped with an amazing chocolate marshmallow ganache.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16 servings
Ingredients
  • 8 Milky Way candy bars
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1¼ cups buttermilk
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
FROSTING
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup marshmallow creme
Instructions
  1. Melt candy bars and ½ cup butter in a saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently. Once completely melted, remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the sugar and ½ cup of softened butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mix well.
  3. Add the salt and baking soda to the buttermilk and then add to the butter/sugar mixture. Add the flour and mix until well combined. Add the melted candy bars and vanilla and then pour into a well greased bundt pan and bake for 65 minutes at 350.
  4. Make sure that the center is done and then cool the cake completely before inverting onto a serving plate.
  5. To make the frosting, combine the sugar and evaporated milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook to soft-ball stage (234-240 degrees) and then remove from heat. Add chocolate chips and stir until melted. Blend in marshmallow creme. Spread over the cake.
  6. Top with additional chopped Milky Way candy bars if desired. Enjoy!

 

18 COMMENTS

  1. Unless I’m completely overlooking it, which is possible, I’m not seeing what to do with the melted candy bar/butter mixture. Please advise. I want to make this soon.

    • I’ve not tried it, but I can’t see why not. I would wait and add the frosting to the cake just prior to serving though. (The day of is fine- I just wouldn’t freeze it with the frosting on top- it might dry it out.)

  2. Hello, hoping for a quick reply as I am making this cake tonight for my sweethearts Birthday. I do not have a bundt cake pan. Can I use regular round cake pans? If so what adjustments would you recommend?

    • I have not tried the cake in regular cake pans but I think it would work well. I would use 2 round (8 or 9 inch) pans and bake at the same temp but cut the baking time down by quite a bit. I would check the middles of the cakes after about 20-25 minutes and continue to check every few minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Good luck!

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