|That's Sean doing his Tom Haverford face. If you don't know who that is, go watch Parks & Recreation. You won't regret it.|
11 full-size Milky Way bars, divided use
3 sticks butter, divided use
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 tsp vanilla extract, divided use
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups powdered sugar
1 dash salt
1/2 cup milk (more if needed)
1 cup pecans, finely chopped
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F. In a large sauce pan or double boiler over very low heat, melt 8 of the Milky Way bars together with 1 stick of butter, stirring to combine. Once melted, remove from heat and set aside. I won't kid you... it's going to look a little gross there for a while. You're going to think that you made a mistake. But you haven't It will start to look more appetizing.
|See, it's looking kinda nasty.|
|Ahh... much better.|
Cream 1 stick of butter with the 2 cups of granulated sugar. Add the eggs 1 at a time. Add the flour mixture and buttermilk mixture alternately to the creamed mixture, mixing after each addition. Add the melted candy bar mixture to the mix and combine.
Pour the batter into a greased jelly roll pan or 9x13 baking pan and bake for 1 hour or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Mine took just over an hour.
|Be more patient than I am and make sure that everything is well combined. See the lighter swirls there? Yeah, I was in a rush.|
Pour the icing over your cooled cake and allow to set. This is a super sticky cake (who would have thought since it contains almost a dozen candy bars, right?), so don't expect things to be nice and neat when slicing.
Congratulations! You now have Type II diabetes. Enjoy the cake =)