Monday, August 20, 2012

Milky Way Cake

It has been way too long since my last post, but now I'm back--Be patient with me, I have a ton of recipes I need to get caught up on. 

So this weekend I had another birthday, my thirty first birthday to be exact.  And you can't celebrate a birthday without cake--and this one is really sweet!  It's like a cross between a caramel and a chocolate cake.  I've heard people say it's better than sex, but I've never said that.  But it is a really good cake!

OK--Now nobody ruin this cake for me by figuring up the calories and fat.  I mean you know there has to be a lot--since there are eight, yes! EIGHT(8)! Milky Way bars in the cake, plus 3 sticks of butter and all that other good stuff.  Let's just say this is not Weight Watchers.

Milky Way Cake

For the Cake:
8- 2.05 oz Milky Way Bars
1 & 1/2 cups butter (3 sticks)
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, beaten
2 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 & 1/4 cups buttermilk
1 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Icing:
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/3 cup milk
3 tbs cocoa
1- 16 oz package powdered sugar
1 tbs vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Grease a 9x13-inch cake pan; set aside.  In a double boiler melt the Milky Way bars with 1 stick of butter, until just melted;  remove from the heat and let cool slightly.  Meanwhile cream the remaining 2 sticks of butter with the sugar.  Add the beaten eggs and the melted Milky Way bar mixture.  Sift the flour, salt, and baking soda together.  Alternately add the flour and buttermilk to the batter, blending well.  Stir in the pecans and vanilla.  Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50 to 50 minutes, until the cake is firm to touch.  Let the cake cool for 10 to 15 minutes.  While the cake cools make the frosting.  In a sauce pan over medium heat, bring the butter, milk, and cocoa to a boil, stirring until the butter melts.  Remove from the heat; whisk in the powdered sugar and vanilla.  Immediately pour the icing over the warm cake.


  1. This looks delicious! Wow, alot of Milky Ways in there:) Gotta try it soon.

  2. Love milky ways are awesome!
    Happy belated birthday"

  3. Wow, this sounds amazing. Who counts calories on their birthday anyway. I hope you had a great birthday!

  4. Yes, I have noticed you have been absence for long and missing your post! This milky cake must be moist with a different taste. In fact this is the first time I came across using this Milky Bars in baking a cake.

  5. Happy Birthday!! Don't you wish there was a way for all the goodness and no calories. Delicious looking cake.

  6. Glad to have you back. I am going to have an epic struggle with myself today as I contemplate whether or not I should make this cake. And Happy Birthday.

  7. WOW! Seriously, this sounds like more!

  8. Happy Birthday, Mine was on Sunday which day was yours? :-)) Diane

  9. Well, Happy Birthday! Isn't there a caloric exemption on your birthday? Glad you are back. I've been wondering where ya been!

  10. Happy Belated Birthday, Bo! With that delicious cake, it must have been a great day!

  11. Well, I was getting ready to send out search and rescue. :) This cake look amazing. I'm a big caramel fan. Glad to see you back in print and Happy Birthday.

  12. good Lord son, hoping you only make one of these a year so you'll see 33, this recipe tops even my use of butter, a whole pound.... love it - happy belated