Monday, August 31, 2009

My Girl Paula--Milky Way Cake

For the group: My Girl Paula

I failed at this cake today. Completely and utterly.

This is why I usually don't bake. I'm just not good at it! Things stick to the pan, even with my awesome cake release that has never failed me!

It failed me today.

and I think I burnt the chocolate when I was cooking it. . . .

Feel free to give it a try yourself. . . .perhaps you'll have better luck? *sigh*

  • 8 (1 3/4 ounce) Milky Way bars
  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 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
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.


  1. Well, I'm not better at getting my cakes out of the pan either : ) I usually opt for cupcakes instead of big cakes so that I can use the cupcake liners. No sticking and no clean up. I hope that your cake tasted great anyway : )

  2. Oh well... there is always next time! Does it taste good? Crumble it up in a trifle bowl and add layers of cream or pudding...I admit to doing this a time or two when I had the same problem!

  3. Awww. I'm sorry you didn't have luck with this one. I've had disasters plenty of times. You know what I use for every cake I make? Pam. It works like a charm every time. I'm sure next time you will have much better luck. ;)


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