Milky Way Cake

Okay, I cannot say this is the most decadent cake in the entire world. I’m still researching this phenomenon and I’ll get back to you.

One thing I can say is it’s pretty freaking decadent. Anything that has eleven Milky Way (Mars Bars, UK) in it has got to be decadent, but look at the other frickin’ ingredients. A cup of butter? Two of sugar? Four eggs? And that’s just in the cake. The frosting has more butter and a box and a half of powdered sugar.

I mean, jeez. Seriously? Awe…some!

My mom made this cake, and obviously I instantly fell in love. I wanted to have Milky Way cake babies and live the Milky Way cake way of life. Alas, it’s inanimate and food so I ate it and then it was gone.

Now, the last two times I made this cake, I tried to make it in round pans. This is because I like cakes to be pretty. But I learned the hard way that some cakes don’t wanna be pretty. They just wanna taste really…freaking…good. Therefore, I also failed two times. Sticky mess (I still ate it). So I cannot vouch for the pan. All I can say is, don’t get clever and try to make this in round pans. It won’t fit. Not in 8-inch or 10-inch. It just doesn’t fit (yes, this bears repeating, the bottom of my oven and the fact that every time we used it for the next week it smelled like burnt Milky Way cake tells me so). Do the rectangular thingie.

Milky Way Cake

  • Prep Time

    30 min
  • Cook Time

    60 - 90 min
Milky Way Cake


  • Cake:
  • 8 Milky Way Bars (Mars Bars in UK)
  • 2 sticks Butter (1 cup)
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 ½ cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 2 t Vanilla
  • Icing:
  • 3 Milky Way Bars
  • 1 stick Butter (½ cup)
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 ½ box Powdered Sugar

How to do it…

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F/150°C.
  2. Melt eight Milky Ways (Mars Bars, UK) and one stick of butter in a pan on the stove. Do this under medium heat. It takes a while but you don’t want anything to burn.
  3. In a large-ish bowl (or KitchenAid standing mixer), cream sugar and the one stick of butter. And, a little somethin’ for you UK folks and folks who don’t measure in “sticks of butter”, this means half a cup.
  4. Add eggs one by one to the creamed sugar mix, then the soda, flour, buttermilk and vanilla. Fold in the Milky Way mixture. Try not to eat the batter. It will be hard. You think forcing yourself to do ab crunches and push ups and/or hauling your ass to a boot camp is hard? Willpower lives and dies with Milky Way cake batter.
  5. Bake for 60 to 90 minutes in 9x13" greased and floured pan.
  6. For the Icing: Melt the three Milky Ways and one stick butter again. Add milk and powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Spread over cooled cake.


Decadent and delicious!

By the way, the last time I made this cake, I eff’ed up the cake so bad, I didn’t bother with the icing. I just topped it with custard and ate it that way. Then ate the extra Milky Way bars. But separately.

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