Milky Way Cake Recipe
6 (2.10-ounce) or 13 fun-size Milky Way candy bars
1 C. butter, divided use
2 C. sugar
2 1/2 C. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1 C. buttermilk
2 t. vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 C. pecans, chopped
Melt candy bars and 1/2 cup butter in the top of a double boiler over simmering
water. Set aside. Cream remaining butter and sugar together. Add eggs, one at a
time. Mix thoroughly. Add flour and baking soda alternately with buttermilk to
creamed mixture. Add melted candy mixture. Mix well. Stir in vanilla and nuts,
if using. Pour batter into greased tube or jellyroll pan.
Bake in preheated 350°F. oven for 1 hour or until top springs back when lightly
touched. It may take less time in a jellyroll pan. Remove cake from pan and
allow to cool on a wire rack. Frost.
2 (2.10-oz.) Milky Way candy bars
1/2 C. butter
2 C. confectioners' sugar
2 t. vanilla
Melt candy bars and butter in double boiler. Remove from heat. Stir in
confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Add enough buttermilk to make it spreadable.
Frost cooled cake.
Serves 16 to 20.