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Milky Way Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cake:
8 1¾oz Milky Way Candy Bars
1½ c. butter
2 c. sugar
2½ c. flour
½ tsp baking soda
4 eggs, well beaten
1¼ c. buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
1 c. chopped pecans
Powdered sugar for dusting
Icing:
2½ c. sugar
½ c. butter
1 c. evaporated milk
1 c. marshmallow cram
1 6oz package of semisweet chocolate chips
1 c. chopped pecans

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 325º. Melt candy bars with ½ c. of the butter. Remove from heat and cool. Cream remaining cup of butter with sugar. Add eggs and cooled candy bar mixture. Sift flour and soda together. Add alternately flour mixture and buttermilk to batter, blending thoroughly. Add vanilla and nuts. Mix. Grease 3 9inch cake pans and dust with powdered sugar. Pour equal amounts of batter in each. Bake for 35-45 minutes. Cool cake in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Invert cake layers onto racks and cool completely.
For icing, combine sugar and milk in saucepan. Cook over low heat until soft ball stage. Remove from heat; add butter, marshmallow cream and chocolate. Stir will until all is melted. Spread icing evenly over layers and over tops and sides of cake. Top with pecans.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I found this recipe in a Hotel Del Coronado Cookbook I checked out from the library when we were living in Monterey in 1997. I made it for my mom when she came to visit and we both loved this rich, over the top cake. Since then it has been a go-to recipe when needing an impressive, decadent dessert. I remember seeing the Hotel Del Coronado for the the first time when I visited your dad in San Diego in 1989 when he was attending Surface Warfare School and I flew out for my 21st birthday. It is a gorgeous place I have always wanted to stay at! #bucketlist #gottadream

 

 

 

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