Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any weight gained during consumption of this cake.
That being said, this cake is ridiculous in a good way. Eleven Milky Ways!!! Eleven. It will sink in more while you are unwrapping the stack of candy bars that go into this cake.
This cake was delicious, and an instant hit with everyone. The sad thing is it is an incredibly easy recipe, it takes no effort whatsoever so that makes this cake sooooo dangerous because it is a cinch to make and have on hand whenever.
The kids loved it, the adults loved it. Its not too chocolatey but it has a great gooey, glazy frosting that will have you sneaking bites of it in the middle of the night ( I know I did lol).
Milky Way Cake (adapted from the Pioneer Woman)
- 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)
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 stir over low heat. Add more milk if needed.
Pour over the cooled cake and allow to set.