Friday, March 21, 2008

Milky Way Cake



Several years ago, I made this cake for a party. It was the hit of the night and it was GONE in a flash! After that, all it took was a mere mention of it, and people would suddenly say things like "mmmmmmm" and "ooooo" about it. For some reason, I sort of forgot about it for a while, but now it has made a HUGE comeback! Robert and Jenn (known to me as Robbie and Patsy) asked if I'd make it for their after Christmas Christmas Party, and the cake was literally gone in less than 30 minutes. I'm not even kidding! Jenn was SO mad that she didn't get any! So now, of course, whenever I make it, I make sure to set a piece aside for her. I'm glad that you like it, Patsy!

6 milky way bars (full size)
2 sticks butter
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/4 cups buttermilk*
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour a bundt or tube pan and set aside. Melt 1 stick of butter with the milky way bars in microwave or in double boiler. Whisk together until well combined and smooth. Set aside. In separate mixing bowl, cream together the other stick of butter and the sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition. In small bowl, sift together the flour and the baking soda. Add flour mixture to the batter a little at a time alternately with the buttermilk. Now add the candy mixture and the vanilla. Mix well. Pour into prepared cake pan and place in oven. Bake for 70-80 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.

Frost with Milky Way Icing

Tip:
To make buttermilk - measure 1 1/4 cups milk into a small microwave safe bowl. add 1 1/2 tablespoons of vinegar or fresh lemon juice. Microwave for 30-45 seconds. The milk will immediately curdle which is exactly what you want. If you don't have a microwave, just combine the milk and vinegar and let it sit for a while. As it comes to room temperature, it will eventually curdle. The microwave just speeds up that process.

2 comments:

Mike Angelini said...

This is my absolute favorite cake made by you. I would worship this cake.

Danielle said...

Yeah Mike and I made it last night.... sooo needless to say, I ate almost the whole thing. haha <3 miss you