But, this is not my fault. Not one bit.
This would be “The Pioneer Womans” fault…yet again. The recipes she posts are out of this world.
When I saw her post this Milky Way Cake on her blog a couple weeks ago, I HAD to make it. You see, there is an Italian Restaurant in Shreveport called Monjunis. It is WONDERFUL…and they have a delicious, moist, oooooeeeyy gooooeeyyyyy Milky Way Cake.
I just had to try it. I may never make it again though. If you are looking for that healthy, low fat option, this is not it. Not even close. It is dangerous to have in the house. DANGEROUS I say.
To make it up to you in calories, or at least try to…the next recipe will be a little more on the healthy side.
Milky Way Cake
Source: The Pioneer Woman
11 whole Milky Way Bars (regular Size), Divided Use
3 sticks Margarine, Divided Use
2-1/2 cups All-purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 cup Buttermilk
3 teaspoons Vanilla Extract, Divided
2 cups Sugar
4 whole Eggs
2 cups Powdered Sugar
1 dash Salt
1/2 cup Milk (more If Needed)
1 cup Finely Chopped Pecans
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
In a double boiler or in a saucepan over very low heat, melt 8 Milky Way bars together with 1 stick margarine, stirring to combine. Once melted, remove from heat and set aside.
Sift flour and salt together and set aside.
Mix baking soda with buttermilk, then add 2 teaspoons vanilla and set aside.
Cream 1 stick of margarine with the 2 cups of granulated sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to the creamed mixture, mixing after each addition. Add melted candy bar mixture and mix to combine.
Pour into a greased jelly roll pan or 9 x 13 baking pan and bake for 1 hour or until cake is done in the center. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
To make the icing, melt the remaining 3 Milky Way bars with remaining 1 stick margarine (in a double boiler or in a saucepan over very low heat). Add powdered sugar, dash of salt, milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and chopped pecans and stir over low heat. Add more milk if needed.
Pour over the cooled cake and allow to set. Cake will be very sticky! Don’t expect neat, perfect slices.