Tuesday, November 25, 2008


This is a recipe I got from brightideas.com. I stole the picture right off their page and everything. I thought I made this last year for Kate's birthday, but as I looked for pictures I realized it was two years ago. TWO YEARS since I've had this sinfully delicious cake. Sounds like it needs an appearance at the Thanksgiving feast. This is such a yummy cake; like a dense pumpkin bread but the glaze is melted Milky Ways and condensed milk. Does that not say it all right there? Anything with condensed milk has me salivating.
Apple Cider Pumpkin Cake

3 cups chopped MILKY WAY® Bars
3 ½ cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1 can (15 oz.) solid pumpkin
½ cup apple cider
5 tablespoons condensed milk Special equipment:
12-cup bundt cake pan

1. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda and salt, and set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, cream the butter with the sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, and stir in the pumpkin puree. The mixture will be loose and wet.
3. Using a low speed mixer, add the flour, one third at a time, blending well after each addition. Stir in the apple cider until smooth.
4. Spoon half of the batter into a greased and floured bundt pan. Make a layer with 2 cups of the MILKY WAY® Bars. Cover it with the remaining batter.
5. Bake in a preheated, 350°F oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely.
6. Gently loosen the sides of the cake from the pan, and invert it onto a cake plate. Unmold the cake from the pan, letting it carefully slip out.
7. To make the drizzle, heat 1/2 cup of remaining MILKY WAY® Bars with condensed milk in microwave for about 20-30 seconds. Drizzle the sauce over the top of the cooled cake. Decorate the top with reserved chopped candy.
Tip: If you don’t have a bundt cake pan, simply bake the cake in a 9 x 13-inch greased baking pan for 35 to 40 minutes in a 350 degree oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Enjoy, I honestly don't know how you won't.


Allisyn said...

Yummy.. I have all the stuff ready for your last weeks Try-It-Tuesday and now I just might have to make this one also. Thanks for the great recipes. My Try~It~Tuesday is on hold for awhile, since we are in the middle of remodeling .

Jennifer P. said...

I had to avert my eyes from that picture!!!! I would have gained three pounds just gazing at it for too long :)!

I have a similar version of this cake but it uses the condensed milk and a ton of crumbled Heath bar. Yum-o!

Lee Ann said...

SINFUL!!! SERIOUSLY SINFUL! I can't believe you'd post such a thing on a "wholesome" blog. Never before have I felt the need to remove my eyes from your blog. But today! Oh my Elena! I think you have gone just too far with this one. :-)

Wendy said...

Your commenters are freakin' hilarious. LOL I'm with them, though. I had to quickly scroll away from the picture. Elena, I'm dying here! In making this recipe, I probably would not get past "taste-testing" the sweetened condensed milk...uh, from the can.

Have a wonderful holiday this week.

Camille said...

Hey you! I just found your comment on my blog, sorry. So... the lacework is just one continuous wiggly line that doesn't touch itself anywhere. It's really easy, it just takes forever and kills your wrist! :)

Jen said...

Forget the turkey...We are havin cake! Happy Thanksgiving to the Manwarings! I hope you will have a wonderful holiday!


"The Queen in Residence" said...

WOW, that was too good not to lick the monitor. I love things dripping with condensed milk......

You really need to try my Banana Carrot Bread, it was so good and then when I got the recipe I had to call her and go, really there were carrots in there and all that other gunk?! It is really good.

Happy Turkey Day! I am off for the rest of the weekend but check back on Monday for a big something......