Milky Way Cake

Milky Way Cake

A decadent vanilla cake topped with chocolate buttercream, milky way bars, and a glorious caramel sauce!

So excited to bring you this cake today. Not only is is stunning… I mean, if you don’t mind me saying so… but it’s from a special friend.

Sally from Sally’s Baking Addiction has a new book out called Sally’s Candy Addiction!

It’s full of tasty truffles, fudges, and decadent treats for any sweet-tooth fix!

The second I saw this cake I was in love. I mean… a wonderfully moist and buttery vanilla cake covered in copious amounts of chocolate frosting toped with milky way (also inside!) and then drizzled with caramel? What’s not to love!


  • 2 cups (230g) cake flour
  • 1 13/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature and separated
  • 1/2 (1 stick, 114g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 cup (220g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick, 57g) unsalted butter, quartered
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks, 284g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups (420g) confectioner's sugar, plus 2 tablespoons if needed
  • 3/4 cup (65g) natural unsweetened or Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, if needed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) heavy cream, plus 1 tablespoon if needed
  • 2 cups (320g) chopped Milky Way® bars, divided (about 20 fun-size bars)
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