Milky Way Cake Recipe

by 247tasty

A decadent cake, super tender thanks to buttermilk, and the vintage, whimsical flavor of the frosting from the chocolate malt drink is one of kind. This cake is indeed one of the best you’ll ever have!



7 (1.84-oz.) Milky Way candy bars
1 cup unsalted butter, softened, divided
2 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


10 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
2 cups unsalted butter, softened
1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
1 cup chocolate malt drink mix (such as Ovaltine)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 to 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream


2 (1.84-oz.) Milky Way candy bars, sliced

How to Make Milky Way Cake Recipe

Step 1: To make the cake layers: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F.

Step 2: In a small saucepan, combine the candy bars, half cup of butter, and cook over medium heat. Make sure to whisk frequently until the butter and candy bars are melted and smooth. Remove from the heat. Let it cool for 5 minutes.

Step 3: Using an electric mixer, beat the granulated sugar, and a half cup of butter on medium speed for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy.

Step 4: Add the eggs one at a time, beating and blending after each addition.

Step 5: In a separate bowl, whisk in the flour, salt, and baking soda.

Step 6: Gradually add the flour mixture, alternately, with buttermilk into the electric mixer. Beat on low speed just until blended.

Step 7: Then, add in the melted candy and vanilla. Beat until just blended.

Step 8: Divide the batter into the 3 greased (with shortening) and floured 9-inch round pans.

Step 9: Place in the preheated oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the middle of the cakes, when the toothpick comes out clean your cake is done.

Step 10: Remove from the oven and let the cakes cool for 10 minutes on wire racks.

Step 11: Remove the cakes from the pan and cool completely for about 30 minutes.

Step 12: For the frosting, place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for a minute while stirring after 30 seconds or until melted and smooth. Let it cool for 5 minutes.

Step 13: Beat on low speed the butter and powdered sugar until smooth. Mix in the malt drink mix, vanilla, and salt, and, beat on low for 2 minutes. Add in the melted chocolate and mix for another 2 minutes, still on low speed. Whisk in 3 tablespoons of cream and beat on medium speed until smooth and spreadable. You can add more cream if needed to achieve the desired consistency.

Step 14: Now, evenly spread the frosting between layers (top and side) of the cake. Garnish with candy bars.

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