Milky Way Cake

The first time we ran a recipe for the Milky Way Cake, grocery stores across the South reported a shortage of those beloved candy bars. Grocers, here we go again! Buttermilk makes the cake layers super tender, while Ovaltine Chocolate Malt drink mix lends a whimsical, vintage flavor to the frosting and filling.

Milky Way Cake is a huge hit at our house, it is made with melted Milky Way candy bars and topped with a chocolate marshmallow ganache!

This Milky Way Cake recipe is totally different from anything I’ve ever tried before and it ended up being incredible! To make the cake batter, you actually use 8 melted Milky Way candy bars! The chocolate/caramel flavor comes out very strongly in the cake and is so yummy. The frosting is an amazing chocolate and marshmallow ganache that goes perfectly with the cake – just make sure to have a large glass of milk nearby because it is pretty rich!

To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:


11 Milky Way candy bars

3 sticks margarine (no, don’t go and try to use butter)

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

2 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup buttermilk

2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)

2 cups powdered sugar


Melt 8 Milky Way candy bars and 1 stick of margarine until smooth; set aside.

Cream sugar and 1 stick margarine.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth.

Add flour, buttermilk and soda.

Add Milky Way bar mix and 2 teaspoons vanilla and chopped nuts.

Bake in a greased and floured bundt pan, or angel food pan for 50-60 minutes at 325 degrees.


Melt the remaining 3 Milky Way candy bars and remaining stick of margarine until smooth.

Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 2 cups powdered sugar. (If too dry, add a small amount of milk)

Spread on cooled cake.

say your prayers before eating, and ask the Lord for restraint!

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