Friday, February 5, 2010

Milky Way Cake

A few of you have emailed and asked if I enjoy/like desserts. The simple truth is I LOVE desserts! But, my body/fat does not!!! So I try to limit them. Don't always succeed, but I do try. Last night I gave in     and baked one of my family's favorite cakes. It is Aunt Trisha's Milky Way Cake. It is moist, dense and chocolaty and just out right gooooood. I have been in my husband's family for 20 years now and this is the one cake that the entire family will want and fight over, hee hee!

I have made an icing to go with this cake and it is ooey gooey delicious. My husband and son are NOT fans of icing so I leave it off until I'm ready for my piece of yummy goodness.






Milky Way Cake
Aunt Trisha's

7 regular Milky Way Bars
2 stick Butter
2 1/2 cups Flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups Sugar
4 whole Eggs
1 cup Buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoon Vanilla

Icing:
3 regular Milky Way Bars
1 stick butter
2 teaspoon milk
1 1/3 cups powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour pan of choice. I use a pound cake pan and Aunt Trisha uses a tube or loaf pans. Melt butter and candy bars; set aside.

Beat eggs, one at a time. Add remaining ingredients and mix together. Fold in Milky Way bars and butter mixture. Bake for 1hour and ten minutes. I use a pound cake pan so it cooks quicker, so you may have to adjust accordingly. Cool completely before serving. I personally feel it needs to sit over night befor serving. It also freezes well.

This icing is absolutely delicious.
Icing: Melt candy bars and butter. Stir in milk and powdered sugar. Add additional milk if needed. Mix until smooth and spoon onto cooled cake. Trust me, the icing is worth the extra calories!



This is my piece!

Enjoy!

31 comments:

  1. Yum Yum, I cant wait to get home.

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  2. That looks like dangerous cake! Happy Friday Follow! Looking forward to reading more.
    Holly
    504Main.blogspot.com

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  3. Look at that frosting..wow this looks amzing!

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    Have a nice weekend.

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  7. I just gained an extra 500 pounds from all the lint my eyeballs collected when they popped out of my head and rolled around on the floor after seeing that cake and icing.
    WOO-HOO! ::walking out the door to buy butter and Milky Ways::
    Those are hands down, one of the best creations on earth!

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  8. Friday follow. Your blog tastes great!! =)

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  9. This looks so good!! I am sooo going to try it. I can't wait. I am also swooping the best meatloaf recipe too!

    Good to meet you.
    Lori Z

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  10. Wow, that looks AMAZING! My husband isn't a fan of icing either...I'm convinced he was dropped a lot as a baby! Can't wait to try, thanks for the recipe!
    -Andrea
    PumkinTart

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  11. Ooooh, does that ever look good!! I'll just wager it would be a huuuuge favorite here as well. Excellent!

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  12. I found you through the blog hop and now I'm hungry! Oh my goodness! I'm Christy. Love Jesus, Love My soldier, Love my soon to be 5 kids, living in Germany, and homeschool my kids!

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  13. That looks so good.

    Following you back from Friday Follow

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  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog! That cake has my name all over it!!! I love it and will definitely make it in the near future. Thanks for posting this recipe!

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  15. Looks delish with or without the icing ... I love ways to use familiar treats. Thanks for sharing. Found you through the Blizzard Bloghop. ;)

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  16. Oh joy that looks so good! Thanks for linking up with Friday Follow. I am now your blog follower. Happy weekend!

    ~ Lynn
    http://www.middayescapades.com

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  17. Oh wow! That sounds dangerous! Including icing that baby has 10 (?!?) Milky Way Bars?
    Bookmarking this and making it without a doubt. This cake is serious :)

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  18. That looks sinfully delicious! I love how you only put the icing on your slice - that means more for you!

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  19. omygosh, i don't think i've ever wanted a dessert as bad as i want that cake right now! delicious!!

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  20. Hi, I found you through Bloghop and your blog makes me hungry. It's nice to meet you.

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  21. I would be in trouble with this cake around. 2 cups sugar and 2 sticks of butter plus loads of candy...who can resist??

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  22. Uh oh, I think you are going to be a bad influence on my diet! :)

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  23. Wow! This Milky Way cake rocks...DELICIOUS!!! Very nice. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

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  24. Hi

    How is the candy and butter melted, in a double boiler, a saucepan, microwave etc.

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  25. Jackie ~ It is simply up to you on how the milky way and butter are melted. I have tried all three and it comes out the same. My personal preference is the microwave, only because it is quick and easy. Hope this helps.

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  26. Ladies thank you for all the wonderful comments on this Milky Way Cake. It is a yummy cake to make. Let me know if any of you try it.

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  27. I'll take my piece with the frosting please and a nice big icy cold glass of milk! :) Thanks!
    ~ingrid

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  28. I've tried to make this cake in the past three different times from two separate recipies. Both recipies similar to yours. My cake always expands from the fluffy stuff in the candy bars, overflows the pan and creates a fire hazard in my oven. What am I doing wrong?

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  29. Dear Anonymous, I'm sure this is very frustrating. I have never had this problem. If I did, the next time I tried the recipe I would make sure the butter and Milky Way are melted completely and smooth. The next thing I would do is make sure I'm NOT adding baking powder (recipe call for baking soda 1/2 teaspoon) and last fill pan no more than two-thirds full. You can also try 2 loaf pans instead of the tube pan. I hope this helps.

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  30. This looks sooo good. I just wanted to lick that icing right off the computer. Thanks.

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