Sep 6, 2011

Pioneer Woman's Milky Way Cake

Yes, you read that right. Milky Way and cake in the same sentence.

I'm a bit ashamed to admit I'd never made any of the Pioneer Woman's recipes until today.

A quick trip to Wal-Mart for buttermilk and ELEVEN Milky Way bars and I was on my way to something really, really, really good. And bad.

Without further gooey adieu:

Pioneer Woman's Milky Way Cake (click here for recipe)


  • 11 whole Milky Way Bars (regular Size), Divided Use
  • 3 sticks Margarine, Divided Use
  • 2-½ cups All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ cups Buttermilk
  • 3 teaspoons Vanilla Extract, Divided
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 4 whole Eggs
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 dash Salt
  • ½ cups Milk (more If Needed)
  • 1 cup Finely Chopped Pecans

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

In a double boiler or in a saucepan over very low heat, melt 8 Milky Way bars together with 1 stick margarine, stirring to combine.

Once melted, remove from heat and set aside.

Sift flour and salt together and set aside.

Mix baking soda with buttermilk, then add 2 teaspoons vanilla and set aside.

Cream 1 stick of margarine with the 2 cups of granulated sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to the creamed mixture, mixing after each addition.

Add melted candy bar mixture and mix to combine.

Pour into a greased jelly roll pan or 9 x 13 baking pan and bake for 1 hour or until cake is done in the center. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

To make the icing, melt the remaining 3 Milky Way bars with remaining 1 stick margarine (in a double boiler or in a saucepan over very low heat). Add powdered sugar, dash of salt, milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and chopped pecans and stir over low heat. Add more milk if needed.

Pour over the cooled cake and allow to set. Cake will be very sticky! Don’t expect neat, perfect slices.

Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, then go run five miles!

yay my nice camera is back...

Thank you, Ree. I'm a believer. I am waiting for you to tweet back on the matter. Hello, Ree? Mrs. Drummond? Her internet connection must be down.
Bet you want his eyelashes.


breitenbach8 said...

that looks so yummy!!!! drooling.

life chasers said...

shut up. that looks incredible!!!!
dang it, first day on my fast and i kinda really already want to break it!

Cerrisse said...

Oh my goodness, I am totally making this. And how funny is this...I was seriously eating a milky way and reading this, true story!!! :)

Angela said...

Get ready --- you have just experienced the tip of the iceberg with her recipes. Her mac and cheese recipe is to die for! Pretty much all of the recipes of hers that I have tried are AMAZING!

mama marchand said...

Is it okay to say that I hate you and love you at the same time for posting this recipe? ;)

Michelle said...

That looks divine!! I must try it soon! Also? Andrew has that same County Fair shirt!

MellyB said...

So if it's five miles for a slice, how much do you have to run if you eat the whole thing? I'm serious. Tell me.

TDM Wendy said...

Oh my yes.

Patty B. said...

Oh WOW - that's amazing. And yes, I'd also like to know how many miles I need to run in order to eat the whole thing. The Pioneer Woman would be proud!!