Saturday, January 5, 2008

Dessert-Milky Way Cake

I love to find and try Paula Deen's recipes. This Milky Way Cake is one that I have tried and love. It is rich so a little piece is about all that I need. Everyone that tries it loves it too.
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting pans
Eight 1 3/4-ounce Milky Way bars
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) 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
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup marshmallow cream
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
6-ounces chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease three 9-inch cake pans and dust them with confectioners' sugar. To make the cake, melt the Milky Way bars with 1 stick of butter. Remove from the heat and let cool. Cream the remaining 2 sticks of butter with the granulated sugar. Add the beaten eggs and the cooked chocolate mixture. Sift the floor 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 to 40 minutes, 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.


JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That does sound rich! Paula Deen is so popular, I can see why!

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Just having fun cooking, shopping, and sharing ideas! said...

It is, but oh soooooo good! I am doing my best to watch what I eat and it is very hard with rich food sitting around.

Deborah Dowd said...

Okay, how can we ever recover from the holidays with recipes like this? BTW- I love Paula Deen too. Welcome to the Foodie Blogroll!

Just having fun cooking, shopping, and sharing ideas! said...

It is hard to recover anytime for me. I have a goal to get rid of fifty pounds. I have been working on this goal since June and have said goodbye to only 17 pounds on a good day. Wonder why it isn't more?LOL I am thrilled to be on the Foodie BlogRoll and in the presents of so many wonderful sites. I really need to get a digital camera, but can't decide what kind to get. I want to make food pictures too.