Milky Way Pecan Cake
6 large Milky Way candy bars, cut up
1 C. butter, softened
2 C. sugar
2 1/2 C. flour
1 t. baking soda
1 1/4 C. buttermilk
1 1/4 C. chopped pecans
Milky Way icing (recipe follows)
Melt candy bars with 1 stick butter over low heat. Stir well and set aside.
With a mixer, cream sugar and remaining 1 stick butter until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating until incorporated.
In another bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in nuts and melted candy.
Pour into a greased and floured Bundt pan or a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Bake at 350°F. for 70 minutes in the Bundt pan or 55 minutes in the oblong pan, or until cake tests done. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from Bundt pan. Spread icing over cake.
Milky Way Icing
2 C. packed brown sugar
6 T. cream
2 large Milky Way candy bars, cut up
1 t. vanilla
1 to 2 T. butter
Stir together sugar and cream in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil exactly 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in candy bars. When melted, beat in vanilla and butter. Spread over cake.
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