milky way cake

by gurumommy on December 6, 2011

in cooking

The Pioneer Woman never fails to provide me with a really decadent desert when I’m looking for that sort of thing!  Here she delivers with a crazy cake named (just as crazily) the Milky Way Cake.  Here goes:


    •    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 Instructions
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!

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