Milky Way Cake slice square | 2 Cookin Mamas


This Milky Way Cake is like a candy bar in cake form! A deliciously moist, buttery cake with swirls of caramel and milky way candy bars then covered with a chocolate glaze. Perfect for sweetening up any day!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keywords candy bar cake, milky way cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 500 kcal
Author Linda Warren


  • 3/4 lb. Milky Way Candy Bars
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 10" tube pan or bundt pan very thoroughly.
  2. In a small sauce pan, combine candy bars, butter and nuts and heat over low heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture is completed melted and comes to a low boil. Set aside.
  3. In an electric mixer, cream shortening and sugar together. Beat for about 5 minutes until creamy and airy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  5. Combine buttermilk and vanilla.
  6. Combine flour and baking soda.
  7. Add buttermilk mixture and flour mixture alternately to creamed mixture, mixing until well incorporated.
  8. Stir in melted caramel candy mixture.
  9. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1-1/2 hours. Check after 45 minutes to make sure top is not getting too brown. If it is, cover it with tin foil.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool completely before inverting.
  11. To finish you can either sift powdered sugar over the top or drizzle with a chocolate glaze (recipe can be found under my Chocolate Pound Cake).
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 500 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.