Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Milky Way Cake

This is our Great-Grandmother Helen's recipe. It is so incredibly rich that you have to make this to share. I made it for Easter and worried it wouldn't be enough for everyone, but with the three layers and all the sugar, it was plenty to have a sliver-of a piece. Delicious.


8 Milky Way Candy bars

3 Sticks Margarine

2 cups cugar

4 eggs, beaten

2 1/2 cups flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/4 cup buttermilk

2 teaspoons vanilla

Melt Milky Way bars in double boiler or microwave with one stick of margarine. Cream remaining margarine with sugar. Add eggs, milky way mixture and remaining ingredients. Bake in three layers at 325 degrees for 1 hour.


1/2 cup sugar

1 cup evaporated milk

1 stick margarine

6 ounce package of chocolate pieces ( I used half a bag of chocolate chips)

1 cup marshmallow cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine sugar and evaporated milk and cook to soft ball stage. Add remaining ingredients. Beat until thick. Spread between and on top of cake.

(I didn't cook to the soft ball stage on purpose/accident. Instead I poured it over the cake while hot and thin and it melted down the side and wasn't as thick as normal frosting, which I like.)

1 comment:

GordonandChrissy said...

Mom told me that you tried this cake! I'm so glad you did. I keep meaning to do it, but it sounds so rich that I want to wait until we have a big group to share it with so we don't hog down on it, just the two of us. :) It looks so cute with the jelly beans!