Milky Way Pound Cake

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Milky Way Pound Cake with a thick and rich Milky Way Frosting is the ultimate cake for Milky Way lovers. And right after Halloween is the perfect time to make it. It was lots of chocolate and caramel flavor.

Milky Way Pound Cake


If you’re not lucky enough to have leftover Halloween candy, go to the store and pick some up on sale.

Anytime of year, this cake is a perfect excuse to buy some candy.

Scroll down to find more leftover Halloween candy recipes.

Milky Way Pound Cake with Chocolate Milky Way Frosting


Milky Ways are one of my favorite Halloween candies. The caramel and nougat center covered in chocolate is awesome. This cake has so much chocolate flavor in a moist and tender crumb. It’s best served with a glass of milk.

Milky Way Pound Cake made from leftover Halloween candy


Tips for making Milky Way Pound Cake

  • Use eggs that are at room temperature.
  • Use a good quality butter, not margarine or butter out of a tub.
  • Use softened butter that is just the right temperature. You want it soft enough that you can push your finger into it and make a dent, but not so soft that the stick of butter starts to lose it’s shape when you press on it.
  • Be sure to beat the butter and the sugar together for a good long time.
  • Pound cakes sometimes want to stick to the bundt pan. Use a good quality Bundt pan and spray it well with baking spray.

Milky Way Pound Cake


This cake has a lot of chocolate flavor, but if you’re looking ofr a straight up chocolate cake, try this Best Chocolate Cake recipe.

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Milky Way Pound Cake

Milky Way Pound Cake

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 18
Milky Way Pound Cake with a thick and rich Milky Way Frosting is the ultimate cake for Milky Way lovers. So much chocolate and caramel flavor! 
Print Recipe


  • 8 (1 3/4-ounce) Milky Way candy bars, chopped
  • 1 cup butter softened and divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 5 (1 3/4-ounce) Milk Way bars chopped
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray a 10-cup Bundt pan with baking spray.
  • In a heavy-bottom saucepan, melt 1/2 cup of butter and 8 chopped Milky Way candy bars over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Remove from heat.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the remaining 1/2 cup butter and sugar until light and creamy, about 7 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  • Stir together flour and baking soda. Add flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk. Beat just until mixed evenly.
  • Add melted candy/butter mixture and vanilla and mix well.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 65 to 70 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes and then remove from pan.
  • To make frosting, melt butter and Milky Way bars in a heavy bottomed saucepan, whisking until smooth. Transfer mixture to a bowl and beat in remaining ingredients.
  • Spread frosting on cake.


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