Patti Smith Recipe

Milky Way Candy Bar Cake

By Patti Smith pattio66


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Serves:
10-12
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Cook Time:
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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!

Ingredients

6
milky way candy bars
1 c
margarine
2 c
sugar
4
eggs
2 1/2 c
plain flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
chopped pecans
ICING
2 1/2 c
sugar
1 stick
margarine
1 c
evaporated milk
6 oz
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c
marshmallow cream
2
milky ways, chopped into small pieces
1/2 tsp
almond extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine 6 Milky Way bars with 1/2 cup margarine in a medium saucepan. Melt on low heat. Remove and set aside.
2
Cream sugar and remaining 1/2 cup margarine till fluffy.
3
Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each egg.
4
Add flour and soda alternately with milk, mixing till smooth.
5
Add the 6 melted Milky Ways and mix well. Stir in vanilla, almond extract and nuts.
6
Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan.
7
Cook 1 hour and 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Test with a tooth pick.
Remove from pan after 10 minutes.
8
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Combine sugar and evaporated milk. Cook to soft ball stage stirring constantly.
9
Take off heat and add chips, marshmallow and margarine.
10
Pour over cake and top cake with chopped Milky Ways.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate

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14 Comments

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Aug 29, 2012 - belinda poole shared this recipe with discussion group: Sweet Treats
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Patti Smith pattio66
May 26, 2012
I'm so sorry everyone. I have been out of town for over a week. I should have been much clearer in the recipe.
You use a total of 1 cup for the cake recipe.
1/2 cup margarine is melted with the milky ways and 1/2 cup softened margarine is mixed with the sugar till fluffy.
The cake is baked at 350 degrees.
I will go in and edit the recipe to make it clearer.
Thanks guys! Patti
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Marcy Baha missmarcy
May 20, 2012
Mary, I just looked around on JAP for other Milky Way Cakes, got the info needed for temp, etc. Some do not use as much butter/margerine.

Just wanted to pass this info on-hope it helps!
Marcy
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mary meyerink snowflakes79
May 20, 2012
Also, at what temperature are you baking this at?