Caramel Apple Milky Way Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 sticks butter (1 stick cold, 1 stick softened)
  • 1 1/2 (11.5 oz.) bags Caramel Apple Milky Way Minis (60 miniature candies)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup finely chopped peeled tart apple (I used Granny Smith)
  • Caramel ice cream topping (optional)
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