Milky Way Cake
Have you heard of Charlie Manuel Milky Way cake? Great recipe for leftover Halloween candy or an easy Thanksgiving dessert.
I was waiting to pick up Brian at preschool and two other parents were talking about it. “Oh, Charlie Manuel Milky Way cake? It’s easy. You take a stick of butter, and slice it up with the Milky Way bars.” Wait, what? They were talking about making a Milky Way Cake.
I don’t usually eavesdrop on people, but when you’re talking about butter and chocolate and caramel, all bets are off. Rude or not, I joined the conversation. It was after Halloween and I was looking for Thanksgiving dessert recipes to make. This one is perfect for Thanksgiving. If you have guests who just don’t like the traditional pumpkin pie and want something chocolate, what better way to use up any leftover Halloween candy you might still have?
Wait, who is Charlie Manuel?
If you’re not from this area or a baseball fan, you may not know. He played for the Twins. He also was a manager for the Phillies. Like I said, I have no idea how his name got attached to this cake.
I don’t know the entire history of this recipe, but it reportedly is from Charlie Manuel‘s wife or something. It’s a great and easy recipe for leftover Halloween candy. It is my experience that this cake does not keep well, so it should be eaten within a day or so. We really like this cake and it’s even better with chocolate icing/frosting on it. I would even buy Milky Ways (they may be on sale now!) just to make this cake. It’s kind of hard to get enough from Trick-or-Treating, not many people give them out.
Leftover Halloween Candy Recipe
I can’t verify that this recipe is from Charlie Manuel’s recipe, might be an urban legend. Nevertheless, it’s yummy!
Since I had leftover Halloween candy, I weighed the big bar to get a corresponding amount of treat bars.
My finished product, fresh frosted and with chopped Milky Ways on it.
That’s it for now. I hope you enjoy this!
This recipe was originally posted in 2013, recently updated.