My mother told me that when the Milky Way candy bar first became popular around 1940, my great aunt LOVED them. One day she was attending her Ladies Circle from church & she mentioned to one of the ladies that she had discovered a candy bar that she loved. My great-aunt said it was better than any cake she had ever baked. To her friend, that sounded like a challenge. At the next meeting, her friend showed up with a cake made from Milky Ways. My aunt was thrilled - Milky Ways and Cake together was a win-win & that recipe went on to become a treasured family recipe.I now bake it for my family!
milky way candy bars
2 1/2 c
1 1/2 c
2 1/2 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
milky ways, chopped into small pieces
1Combine 6 Milky Way bars with 1/2 cup margarine in a medium saucepan. Melt on low heat. Remove and set aside.
2Cream sugar and remaining 1/2 cup margarine till fluffy.
3Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each egg.
4Add flour and soda alternately with milk, mixing till smooth.
5Add the 6 melted Milky Ways and mix well. Stir in vanilla, almond extract and nuts.
6Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan.
7Cook 1 hour and 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Test with a tooth pick.
Remove from pan after 10 minutes.
Combine sugar and evaporated milk. Cook to soft ball stage stirring constantly.
9Take off heat and add chips, marshmallow and margarine.
10Pour over cake and top cake with chopped Milky Ways.