Saturday, April 28, 2012

Recipe: Milky Way Cake

Steel Magnolias...the Cuppa-Cuppa Cake...have you made it?  I have...

Jessica Simpson...Slutty Brownies...have you made them? I have....

This time I was actually reading an online newspaper when someone mentioned the Milky Way Cake...sorry I forget who...and I just had to make it.

Once again I turned to my friendly internet to find the recipe and, of course, read the recipe completely through before starting.  I decided the recipe writer was one of those people who liked to do things with lots of dishes, including the mixer which required handwashing to maintain it's prettiness...wasn't going there.  So after musing it about, I managed to create an awesome cake with only two mixing bowls, one measuring cup, one measuring spoon, one whisk, and one plastic spatula.

Things to remember:
- This is not a recipe for those watching their weight. You use ELEVEN MILKY WAY BARS...
- This is not a pretty cake; it's an ooey-gooey, finger-licking cake.  If you want a pretty cake, make the Christmas Gingerbread Cake.
- This is my interpretation of the recipe. If you're looking for easy, quick and good, here it is; however, if you're one of those cooks who has to scrap off the measuring cup for correctness, don't go any further...


Cake Ingredients
Eight (8) Milky Way Bars regular size, unwrapped
Two (2) Sticks Unsalted Butter, unwrapped
2-1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Cups Sugar
1/2 Cup Buttermilk
4 Large Eggs (no shells involved unless you like crunchy)
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Cake Process
Step #1: Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Take a 9X12 pan and spray liberally with your baking PAM.

Step #2: Your Milky Way Bars and Butter need to become friends.  Place all eight candy bars and one stick of the butter in a bowl and microwave in 30-second increments until just melted, stirring after each "beep" on the microwave.  I did this in 90 seconds total.

Step #3: Don't think about this step, but just do it...pull out another bowl and whisk those dry ingredients together...the flour, salt, baking soda, and sugar. Yes, the sugar too!

Step #4: The other stick of butter wants to play. Place it on top of your whisked dry ingredients and microwave in 30-second increments until melted, stirring after each "beep" on the microwave.  I did this in 60 seconds total.

Step #5: Add your buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients; mix until just combined. Yeah, you've just made basic cake batter.

Step #6: The melted Milky Way Bars need to become one with your cake batter...go ahead and dump them together; stir until just combined.

Step #7: Pour all that lovely, glorious batter into your baking pan.

Step #7.5: If you're like me, you seriously need to "taste-test" that itty-bitty bit of leftover batter in your last mixing bowl to make sure it's OK to feed your family before you go any further.

Step #8:  Place your pan on the middle rack of your oven; close the oven door.  Bake for about 60 minutes, depending on your oven....mine was 55 minutes.

Step #9: Remove from oven and let cool completely.

Frosting Ingredients

Three (3) Milky Way Bars regular size, unwrapped
One (1) Stick Unsalted Butter, unwrapped
Two (2) Cups Powdered Sugar
1/2 Cup Whole Milk
One (1) Cup Walnuts or Pecans, completely optional

Step #10: Repeat Step #1 with the three (3) Milky Way Bars and one (1) stick Butter.

Step #11: Add the powdered sugar, milk and nuts to the melted Milky Way Bars...mix well.

Step #11.5: Repeat Step #7.5.

Step #12: Pour the icing onto the top of your cooled cake...wait until frosting sets until serving if you can.  (You can put it in the freezer for a few moments to quicken the process, but I never told you this).

May I suggest serving this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream?


Susan said...

Oh my does this sound decadent! Great directons. Going to seriously think of making this.

Wendy said...

Sounds like a heart attack on a plate...8 milky ways and all that butter...I am salivating, but will have to take your word for it that it is yummy (and how could it not be yummy considering the line up of ingredients listed?) because I have worked too hard to shed my "winter fat" .