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A close up of a milky way cake with a white chocolate glaze with cut up milky way bars
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5 from 10 votes

Milky Way Cake

This Milky Way Cake is the best of two worlds: chocolatey candy bars and buttery cake! A delightfully moist cake with swirls of caramel and Milky Way bars is coated in a white chocolate glaze to make a dessert worthy of sweetening up just about anyone’s day!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 598kcal


For the Cake

  • 8 Milky Way full sized candy bars
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter room temp and divided
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Icing

  • 12 oz white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream


For the Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 12-cup bundt pan.
  • In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt candy and 1/2 cup of butter. Stir until everything blends together. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a stand mixer bowl, mix sugar and remaining butter for 5 minutes on high speed. Add eggs 1 at a time, combining well after each addition.
  • Turn mixer to low and add flour, salt and baking soda then add Milky Way mixture, buttermilk and vanilla.
  • Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake’s center comes out clean. 
  • Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto a serving plate.

For the Icing

  • Preheat oven to 250F and add white chocolate to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • In increments of 10 minutes, bake chocolate then smooth and re-spread using a spatula.
  • Repeat 3-5 more times. Scrape chocolate into a bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • Add chocolate to a pot over low heat and whisk in heavy cream. Once glaze is smooth and pourable, set aside to cool then pour over room temperature cake. If glaze is too thick, heat in increments of 30 seconds to achieve pouring consistency.


Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 718IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1mg