Sunday, January 9, 2011

Milky Way Cake

This is a sinfully decadent cake with actual Milky Way Chocolate bars melted into the batter! One tiny tiny slice is enough to satisfy any chocolate craving. I increased the recipe by 1.5x and made a 4-layer-cake which stood 5" high. It was enough to feed an army! This would be wonderful served with ice cream to cut the sweetness a little bit. I made chocolate dipped strawberries, alternating white and dark chocolates, and put little pink frosting dots along the sides of the cake for a feminine touch or color.

The recipe is adapted from Sunday Baker's Blog and The nice thing is that you can switch it up by using different melted chocolate bars. How about Snickers and chopped peanuts?! Mars bars and pecans?!

Milky Way Cake 8" - 3 layer cake 8 regular-sized Milky Way bars
1/2 cup butter
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla

3 regular-sized Milky Way Bars
1 stick butter
2 teaspoon milk
1 1/3 cups powdered sugar

1. For cake: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease three 9" round cake pans.
2. Melt butter and candy bars then set aside to cool slightly. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Sift together the dry ingredients then beat into the wet mixture. Fold in Milky Way mixture. Do not over mix.
3. Spread evenly in the prepared pans. Bake for 1h 10m or until cake tests done.
4. Icing: Melt candy bars and butter. Stir in milk and powdered sugar. Add additional milk if needed. Beat until smooth and spread on cooled cake. [I just coated mine with a chocolate ganache made with 1 part heavy cream to 1 part bittersweet chocolate]


Mary said...

This sounds wonderfully decadent, Tia. Week-willed that I am, I've bookmarked your recipe to celebrate the day I reach my goal weight :-). I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary.

Jennifurla said...

Holy wow, if this was someones favorite bar they would just die! decadent.

Holly said...

Oh wow!! Milky Way is my all time favorite candy bar!!! YUM!!:)

Koko said...

This cake is a DREAM!

kitchen flavours said...

Wow! Can chocolate bar gets any better than this? Looks incredibly good!

Natalie said...

wow, that is a seriously decadent looking cake! love the idea of trying other candy bars!!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Ooooo...that's one gorgeous cake- it would definitely have to be a special occasion to make it. Otherwise I'd probably eat the entire thing. But it would be oh so good!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

This looks so incredible! I've noticed a little trend in the blogging word of putting candy bars in cakes. In fact, I did that this morning. It's dreamy!
Well done on this gorgeous, goregous cake.