Monday, September 19, 2011

Birthday part 2

Here's how birthdays work around get to be the pretty princess, waited on hand and foot, and get made whatever dessert you can possibly dream of. Even if making that cake means unwrapping a zillion milky ways or contains a million steps or 3 sticks of butter and 4 eggs. So. Worth. It.

Milky Way Cake
source:The Pioneer Woman

11 whole Milky Way Bars (regular Size), Divided Use  
3 sticks Margarine, Divided Use 
2-½ cups All-purpose Flour 
½ teaspoons Salt 
½ teaspoons Baking Soda 
½ cups Buttermilk 
3 teaspoons Vanilla Extract, Divided 
2 cups Sugar 
4 whole Eggs 
2 cups Powdered Sugar 
1 dash Salt 
½ cups Milk (more If Needed) 
1 cup Finely Chopped Pecans (this was obviously left out)

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
2. In a double boiler or in a saucepan over very low heat, melt 8 Milky Way bars together with 1 stick margarine, stirring to combine. Once melted, remove from heat and set aside.
3. Sift flour and salt together and set aside.
4. Mix baking soda with buttermilk, then add 2 teaspoons vanilla and set aside.
5. Cream 1 stick of margarine with the 2 cups of granulated sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to the creamed mixture, mixing after each addition. Add melted candy bar mixture and mix to combine.
6. Pour into a greased jelly roll pan or 9 x 13 baking pan and bake for 1 hour or until cake is done in the center. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
7. To make the icing, melt the remaining 3 Milky Way bars with remaining 1 stick margarine (in a double boiler or in a saucepan over very low heat). Add powdered sugar, dash of salt, milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and chopped pecans and stir over low heat. Add more milk if needed.
8. Pour over the cooled cake and allow to set. Cake will be very sticky! Don’t expect neat, perfect slices.

(don't mind my Rudolph nose, I was on my deathbed Saturday..)

and lastly..Teresa had never heard of the cake cutting rule until we meeting say she was excited to get to pull the knife out is a bit of an understatement..

how freakin' adorable is she?!

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