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Has anyone ever heard of this cake?  My aunt posted the recipe in a church cookbook but the book  doesn't state the size of the Milky Way candy bars to use.  Because this was some time
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Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/18/2013 2:25 PM EDT
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Has anyone ever heard of this cake?  My aunt posted the recipe in a church cookbook but the book  doesn't state the size of the Milky Way candy bars to use.  Because this was some time ago, I'm guessing that the smaller bars are probably the ones the recipe is referring.  Just thought I'd throw this out to the forum and see if anyone has an answer for me.  Thanks bakers!!

Re: Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/18/2013 2:49 PM EDT
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here's paula deens recipe  for comparison
she uses bite size   most recipes I have seen using candy, usually use the smaller ones



Paula Deens Milky Way Cake
8 (1 3/4 ounce) Milky Way bars
1 1/2 cups butter (3 sticks)
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs, well beaten
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Frosting Recipe:
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup marshmallow cream
1/2 cup butter (1 - stick)
6 ounces chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans (Did not use)

Preheat the oven to 325.

Grease three 9-in. cake pans and dust them with confectioner's sugar. To make the cake, melt the Milky Way bars with 1 stick of butter. Remove from heat and let cool. Cream the remaining 2 sticks of butter with the granulated sugar. Add the beaten eggs and the cooled chocolate mixture. Sift the flour and the baking soda together. Alternately add the flour and buttermilk to the batter, blending well. Add the nuts and vanilla. Divide the batter among the prepared pans and bake for 30-40 minute or until the cake is firm to the touch. Cool for 5 minutes, remove from the pans and place on cooling racks. While the cake cools prepare the icing. Combine the sugar and milk in a heavy saucepan. Cook to the soft-ball stage (234 degrees on a candy thermometer). Remove the pan from the heat and add the marshmallow cream, butter and chocolate chips, stirring until melted. Add the pecans. When the cake has cooled completely, frost each layer, sides and top of the Milky Way Cake.
Cooks Notes: I used a bundt pan and mini bundts instead of 3 round pans. I also cut the frosting recipe in half, but it was still plenty to glaze the entire bundt cake plus the minis. This frosting sets up very fast. Also if using a bundt pan do not dust the pans with powdered sugar, because it will burn, I recommend using flour or cocoa powder.

Re: Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/18/2013 2:52 PM EDT
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I agree that the size of the candy bars is probably the "standard" size -- 
not the giant ones and not the junior size.
It sounds very interesting - I can't wait to hear your description and see the recipe.

Re: Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/18/2013 2:55 PM EDT
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and here's ree's   if you want really crazy decadence one time only


Milky Way Cake

by Ree on May 22, 2011 in Cakes, Desserts

May 22, 2011 CakesDesserts
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Prep Time 20 Minutes

Cook Time 1 Hour

Difficulty Easy

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Recipe Description

Rich, chewy cake made with an embarrassing number of Milky Way bars. Serve with ice cream if you want to feel really guilty.

Preparation Instructions

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.

Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, then go run five miles!

Ingredients

  • 11 whole Milky Way Bars (regular Size), Divided Use
  • 3 sticks Margarine, Divided Use
  • 2-½ cups All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ cups Buttermilk
  • 3 teaspoons Vanilla Extract, Divided
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 4 whole Eggs
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 dash Salt
  • ½ cups Milk (more If Needed)
  • 1 cup Finely Chopped Pecans

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Re: Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/18/2013 2:56 PM EDT
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Hi Nellie -- your recipe had not yet appeared when I wrote.  That sounds very good ......... LOTS of good!!  LOL - Three 9" pans!  And it sounds like LOTS of work.

Re: Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/18/2013 5:08 PM EDT
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Sounds really good and rich.Thanks for the recipe.

Re: Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/18/2013 7:23 PM EDT
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Somehow I think I would be tempted to sit down and eat the Milky Way candy bars while contemplating making the cake. 

Re: Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/18/2013 10:16 PM EDT
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WOW! This looks great! Thanks you!!

Re: Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/19/2013 1:06 AM EDT
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The original Milkly Way cake was baked in the Bundt pan. This is another old recipe.

Re: Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/19/2013 6:47 AM EDT
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the cake sounds good but a lot of sugar. couldn't eat it

Re: Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/19/2013 8:30 AM EDT
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Thanks for the inffo and recipes.

Re: Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/19/2013 9:51 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: Milky Wonder Cake:
The original Milkly Way cake was baked in the Bundt pan. This is another old recipe.
Posted by Maxine M



in paula's notes   she say's that she did use a bundt pan for hers

Re: Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/19/2013 2:10 PM EDT
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Thank you all for your responses.  In the end, I think this cake is too rich for me, but it sounded so good.   Way too much sugar.

Re: Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/19/2013 6:01 PM EDT
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I think I might be brave enough to cut the sugar in the recipe to a little over 1/2

Re: Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/19/2013 6:23 PM EDT
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Too much sugar??!!  Too much sugar!??!?  I doubt there is such a thing as too much sugar.  
Dipping a candy bar into chocolate sauce wouldn't be too much sugar
I love to roll my unbaked cookies in sugar.

Re: Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/19/2013 11:07 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Milky Wonder Cake:
Somehow I think I would be tempted to sit down and eat the Milky Way candy bars while contemplating making the cake. 
Posted by nikki p


I think I would have a problem with making the candy bars stick around long enough to make it into the cake too.  LOL

Re: Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/20/2013 7:58 AM EDT
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Nancy and H.M., you are probably right.  Unwrapping those candy bars would make it way too tempting to eat them as is, forget the cake!

Re: Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/20/2013 9:27 AM EDT
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I happen to have a large bag of small candy bars, all mixed there are some snickers, milky way, three musketeer there may be more not sure.  I just might make this cake ..in a Bundt pan this weekend, having company, I certainly would not make this if there was no one else around to eat it.  Far too tempting!!!
I guess if I use the combination of candy bars I can't call it a Milky Wonder cake now could I? How about Out of This World Cake, Galaxy or Super Nova Cake? Or   "Orion letting out his Belt Cake" sort of sums it up as well. 

Re: Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/20/2013 10:02 AM EDT
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interesting

Re: Milky Wonder Cake

posted at 5/20/2013 2:32 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Milky Wonder Cake:
I happen to have a large bag of small candy bars, all mixed there are some snickers, milky way, three musketeer there may be more not sure.  I just might make this cake ..in a Bundt pan this weekend, having company, I certainly would not make this if there was no one else around to eat it.  Far too tempting!!! I guess if I use the combination of candy bars I can't call it a Milky Wonder cake now could I? How about Out of This World Cake, Galaxy or Super Nova Cake? Or   "Orion letting out his Belt Cake" sort of sums it up as well. 
Posted by nikki p


i'm still laughing about your last post

if I were going to make this cake      I would use paula's cake recipe   and ree's frosting
is not as much richness   as paula's

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