For the Cake
9 fun-size or 21 mini Milky Ways
1 1/2 cups butter, softened and divided
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the Frosting
3 cups miniature marshmallows
3/4 cup butter, cut up
3/4 cup evaporated milk
6 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
6 cups powdered sugar
4 to 6 tbsp. milk
1 tbsp. Vanilla extract
To make the Cake
*Preheat oven to 350
*Generously grease and flour 2 or 3 round cake pans (we used 2 for thicker layers)
* Melt candy bars and 1/2 cup butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth
*Beat sugar, and remaining 1 cup of utter at medium speed with an electric mixer.
*Combine flour and salt.
*Whisk together buttermilk and baking soda.
*Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture-beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
*Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition.
*Stir in melted candy bar mixture and vanilla
It really is that good!!!
Don't you just love those eyes!!!
*Bake for 30 minutes
*Let cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes
*Remove from pans to wire racks and cool completely
To make the Frosting
*Melt first 4 ingredients in a 2 qt. saucepan over med-low heat, stirring constantly until melted and smooth.
*Transfer chocolate mixture to a large bowl.
*Place bowl into a larger bowl filled with ice and water.
*Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with 4 Tbsp. ilk (we used all 6 tbsp), Beating on low speed with an electric mixer until blended after each addition.
*Increase speed to med-high and beat 5 minutes or until frosting is cool, thick and spreadable.
*Stir in vanilla
*Garnish with chopped frozen MW if you would like.
Serve it up nice and Texas style (Big) with a glass of milk!!!