Monday, June 13, 2011

Milky Way Cake

This recipe is from the aunt of the Pioneer Woman. There are lots of
recipes on the web, but you can always count on one from Ree being the

11 whole Milky Way bars, divided

3 sticks margarine
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract, divided
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
4 cups confectioners' sugar
Dash of salt
1/2 cup milk (more if needed)
1 cup finely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

In a double boiler, milk 8 Milky Way bars together with 1 stick of margarine, stirring to combine. Once melted, remove the pan from the heat.

Sift flour and salt together and set aside.

Mix baking soda with buttermilk. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla extract; set aside.

Cream 1 stick
of margarine with the 2 cups of sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add
flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to the creamed mixture, mixing
well after each addition.
Add melted candy mixture and mix well.
To make the icing, melt the 3 remaining Milky Way bars with remaining stick of margarine
in a double boiler over low heat. Add Confectioners' sugar, salt, milk,
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and chopped pecans; stir over low heat. Add
more milk if needed. Pour over the cooled cake and allow to set.
Cake will be very sticky!
Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

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