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Thursday, 18 March 2010

Milky Way Cake

There's something here today that you will seldom see in my kitchen. Yes, that's right, that is a chocolate cake.

And not just any chocolate cake either . . . but a scrummily delicious chocolate cake made with milky way chocolate bars.

Oh my but this is wonderful. We had company last night for dinner and this is what I made for dessert. I know . . . Todd hates chocolate cake . . .

Never fear, I made something else for him. (To be revealed soon)

This cake uses a cake mix, but there is no shame in that, seriously. The end result is so darned delicious that nobody will care that you cheated a little bit.

The satisfied looks on their faces once they put that first forkful into their mouths will say it all.

Moreish. Scrumptious. Heavenly Bliss.

You will want to make this again, although I do have to warn you now . . . one slice will not be enough. Seriously.

*Milky Way Cake*
Serves12 to 16 (depending on how big you cut the slices!)
Printable Recipe

A deliciously moist cake that uses delicious milky way chocolate bars in the batter and in the frosting! Scrummy!

for the cake:
6 (21.9g) milky way bars
2 TBS plus 8 ounces of water
1 package of chocolate fudge cake mix (Betty crocker)
4 ounces butter, melted
3 large eggs at room temperature
1 TBS flour
100g of chocolate chunks

For the Frosting:
6 (21.9g) milky way bars
2 TBS butter
4 ounces double cream
40g bar of dark chocolate, chopped

sprinkles, chocolate curls etc. to decorate. (optional)

Preheat the oven to 160*C/325*F. Grease a 12 cup bundt pan and flour it, tapping out any excess. Set aside.

Place the milky way bars for the cake into a saucepan along with the 2 TBS water. Cook, whisking constantly, over medium low heat until the bars are melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool

Combine the cake mix, 1 cup of water, butter and eggs in a large bowl. Beat on medium speed with an electric mixer until the batter is well mixed and creamy smooth. Measure out about 2/3 of a cup into a bowl and stir the melted candy mixture into it. Stir in the 1 TBS of flour, mixing it in well. Mix the chocolate chunks into the remaining batter.

Place about half of the regular batter into the prepared pan. Make a bit of a well in it all the way around the pan. Spoon the chocolate bar mixture into this, taking care not to let it touch the sides of the pan at all. Spread the remaining regular batter over top. Smooth it over.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until the cake springs back when lightly touched, about 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from the oven to a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes or so, before removing from the pan. Finish cooling on a wire rack before transferring to a plate to proceed.

Place the milky way bars for the frosting, aloong with the chopped dark chocolate, butter and cream into a sauce pan. Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth. It may look lumpy, but persevere, it will smooth out. Allow to cool slightly before spooning over the cake. Sprinkle with any decorations you may want to use immediately. Allow to set before cutting into slices to serve.


  1. Are you kidding me??? This looks amazing! Can't wait to try this one! There goes the old diet, Marie--thanks alot!

    I'll bet your guest loved this one, didn't they?! Hope things are going well today, and that your moving preparations are going off without a hitch...Much love sent out to you tonight, my friend--oh, yes--

    here's my new email address:

    Talk to you tomorrow!

  2. Guauuuuuuu, tiene una pinta para comersela. Que bizcochos haces, vamos de muerte

  3. O my.... This cake will most certainly replace my (locally) famous Death-By-Chocolate brownies and ice cream drowning in chocolate syrup as THE wickedest dessert ever!

  4. That is one lovely cake!!!
    I absolutely love the song playing too.

    I enjoyed your site. I will be back!!!!!

  5. So beautifully photoe'd also:) Thank you~

  6. I printed this one out; that is my dessert the next time the boys come to visit. Can't eve have too much chocolate.

  7. Oh, my. OH, MY! Allie will die over this one, Marie. I believe I will surprise her after school tomorrow
    xoxo pattie

  8. I LOVE milky ways!!! Adding them to a cake is a complete break through for me - will be trying this one too ;0)

  9. Hi Marie! I often come visiting late at night, but usually I'm just too tired to leave comments.
    ...I just want you to know this is one of my favorite food blogs. Everything you make looks so delicious, and your pictures are fabulous! Thank you for all your wonderful recipes! I leave drooling all the time! xo Paulette

  10. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes. My Grandparents came from England as newlyweds so many of your recipes bring back memories of my wonderful grandmother. Especially Yorkshire Pudding. She always said the secret was to beat the he** out of it so it would bubble. She always used a 13x9 pan but I tried muffin cups & she would have been proud of me. Thank you again.....Sandy

  11. This looks amazing. I want to try and make it for my friend's engagement party. I can't find Betty Crocker Fudge Cake Mix though, only Fudge brownie mix, is this the same?

  12. This looks amazing. Is Betty Crocker Fudge cake mix different to Fudge Brownie mix? I cant seem to find it?

  13. Yes it is Renegade. It is a cake mix not a brownie mix. I think you can get it in most grocery shops. You can use the Devil's Food mix if you can't get the fudge cake mix. HOpe this helps!

  14. That is one BEAUTIFUL cake! I could be content with the icing alone! : )


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