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Milky Way Swirl Cake

Milky Way Fun Size Chocolate Bars

Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Moist Cake Mix

Nature's Yoke Natural Cage-Free Large White Eggs

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Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening

Just FreshDirect Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

Land O'Lakes Unsalted Butter

From "Chocolate from Cake Mix Dr." by Anne Byrn

The Cake:
Solid vegetable shortening for greasing the pans
Flour for dusting the pans
2 1/2 Milky Way bars (2.05 ounces each), sliced
2 tablespoons plus 1 cup water
1 package (18.25 ounces) yellow cake mix
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

The Glaze:
2 1/2 Milky Way bars (2.05 ounces each), sliced
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons water

I have looked for this recipe for years and finally found a version of it in an issue of Vogue magazine, of all places. The cake is a sinful combination of Milky Way bars and your usual cake ingredients, topped with a creamy glaze made with more Milky Way bars. The only problem is that candy bars are like many other products on the grocery store shelf — they are forever shrinking in size. The original recipe called for four 2.23-ounce bars, but by the time I adapted the cake, they were down to 2.05 ounces each, and by the time this recipe reaches you, they may very well weigh slightly less.

So do a little math, and if you need to buy an extra candy bar to make up the difference, eat what's left over!

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 45 to 50 minutes
Assembly time: 5 minutes

Serves 16
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