Milky Way Candy Bar Cake

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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
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

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Patti Smith Recipe
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Calhoun, GA (pop. 15,650)
Member Since Apr 2010
Patti's notes for this recipe:
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!
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Combine 6 Milky Way bars with 1/2 cup margarine in a medium saucepan. Melt on low heat. Remove and set aside.
Cream sugar and remaining 1/2 cup margarine till fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each egg.
Add flour and soda alternately with milk, mixing till smooth.
Add the 6 melted Milky Ways and mix well. Stir in vanilla, almond extract and nuts.
Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan.
Cook 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.
Take off heat and add chips, marshmallow and margarine.
Pour over cake and top cake with chopped Milky Ways.

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user Dana Ramsey DRamsey - May 10, 2012
What a wonderful story and this cake looks so yummy!!!!!!!!!
user Marcy Baha missmarcy - May 10, 2012
Love the story that goes with the recipe. The cake oh my heavens doesn't get any better than this!

thanks for sharing!
user Louise Sherwood weezie19470 - May 11, 2012
what size milky ways. thanks
user Marcy Baha missmarcy - May 11, 2012
Louise, this is not my recipe, however, I took it to mean the regular size bars. Just my opinion, but I am a lover of Milky Ways! lol
user Louise Sherwood weezie19470 - May 11, 2012

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