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Milky Way Cake on a white plate next to Milky Way candy bars and entire candy bar cake

Milky Way Cake

Milky Way Cake is the ultimate dessert for people who LOVE Milky Way candy bars and cake!  All of this chocolate and caramel goodness in the Milky Way Cake is the perfect birthday cake or easy homemade cake for any day of the year! #MilkyWay #EasyCake
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Milky Way Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 15 people
Calories 541kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • Sauce Pan
  • Silicone Spatula
  • 9x13 Baking Dish



  • 6 Milky Way Bars regular size
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup finely crushed nuts optional, I did not use


  • 4 Milk Way bars regular size
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk optional



  • I used a greased 9 x 13 pan, a bundt pan will also work, it will just take longer to bake.
  • Melt together butter and Milk Way bars in a saucepan over medium heat.  Stir often to avoid burning.
  • Measure remaining ingredients and have ready in a mixing bowl.  Add melted candy bars.  Mix well.
  • Bake at 300 degrees for 45 to 55 minutes.  Prepare icing; spread over cake.


  • Melt together butter and Milk Way bars in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir often to avoid burning.
  • Add vanilla and powdered sugar; stir until smooth.  If desired, add milk to get to spreading consistency.  Spread over cake.


  • Have all ingredients measured and ready before beginning each portion of the recipe.
  • Don't rush the melting of the candy bars.  Low heat and steady stirring wins the melting race.  It would be a shame to burn Milky Way bars!
  • Pour warm icing on a warm cake.
  • Cover with plastic wrap to maintain maximum moistness.
  • Cool before serving.


Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 577IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg