For those of you who don’t know, I happen to have a very talented sister who has a background of attending culinary school with a focus in pastries. I grew up with the most delicious birthday treats from her every year.. Sometimes there was a delicious cake, sometimes cupcakes, to even cake pops. Recently she made this mysterious Milky Way cake for a friend of ours. As soon as I tried it, I knew she needed to share the recipe with you all. The Milk Way ingredient leaves the cake so moist and gooey- just like any good cake should be, in my opinion.
Keep reading to find the recipe and a fun video to go along with it!
It’s really not a difficult recipe to make, just takes time to let things cool. I would have never thought to add candy bars to a simple German Chocolate Cake mix, but boy does it make a difference! Tastes like it was made from scratch, honestly!
This recipe is easily adaptable, as you could make with Snickers, Heath Bar, etc.
- 1 box of German chocolate cake mix
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 2 large Milk Way candy bars (or 1 bag of fun-sized candy bars)
- 1 small heavy whipping cream
- 1 bag of chocolate chips
- Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Next, chop your candy bars into thin slices.
- Mix cake ingredients as directed on the back of the box, adding one extra egg and your candy bars.
- Mix thoroughly and pour into pan.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out of the cake clean.
- Let sit for 10 minutes, then flip onto a cooling wire rack.
- For the chocolate ganache icing, start by warming your heavy whipping cream until it comes almost to a boil.
- Remove quickly.
- Immediately pour over your chocolate chips in a glass bowl, letting sit for about five minutes.
- Stir thoroughly until all of your ingredients are combined.
- Refrigerate 20-30 minutes in order to thicken.
- Once the ganache is at a good pouring consistency, drizzle over the top of your cake.
- Top with extra chopped Milky Ways, if desired.