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The Kit Kat Cake

Kit Kat Cake

Kit Kat Cake

Yumm… even the name makes my mouth water.  The awe-inspiring cake looks so decadent you almost don’t want to eat it, I said almost.  There are so many ways you can make this cake to suit your taste buds it is unbelievable.  It actually is very easy, it just takes a bit of ingredients to start with but once you have those, it is a piece of cake 🙂

My sister in law made the first one my family had seen for my twin boys birthday. Needless to say it has become a family favorite and everyone else who has shared a piece with us wants the recipe. So I thought that sharing it with you might be fun.  You can find a recipe from scratch that originally came from Recipe Girl, but it is quite easy to adapt to anything you like.

All you need is:

Box Cake mix (Chocolate is a favorite around here but actually any flavor will do)

Icing ( flavor and recipe of your choice but a can of dark chocolate is what we would use)

Decorations:

Three 4.5-ounce Giant Kit Kat Bars (you’ll need 36 Kit Kat sticks total)
One 12.6-ounce bag M&M’s (we used Mini but you could use any color to suite the occasion)
Ribbon

To begin:

Make cake according to package directions for two 9″ cake pans. You will want to make a few cupcakes on the side to snack on as well. This is not just to keep you from carving into the cake early but to keep the layers thinner so the Kit Kats can make a well to hold the M&M’s on the top of the cake.

Once cooled, Place the first layer on a serving tray (when you are done you will not want to pick the cake up to move it to a different plate so whatever you use make sure you can transport it). Ice the sides and top of first layer.  Then place the second layer of cake on top.  Ice the sides and top of that as well.

Here is where it gets fun. Unwrap and separate the Kit Kat bars.  I have seen where you can use either side of the Kit kat bar but we usually use the smooth side against the cake with the words on the outside.You will want to leave a very small space in between the bars (about 1/4″).   Place the bar side by side, like a fence, all the way around the cake. You might need to add a little frosting here and there to help them stick if it gets a little thin.

Then fill in the cake with your choice of M&M’s.   Wrap your favorite ribbon around the cake (to help secure the Kit Kat’s ) and tie a bow to complete it.   You might want to refrigerate the cake for a few hours to make it easier to cut and serve (& of course don’t forget to remove the ribbon before cutting).   😉

This one is a favorite in our house but I saw a fellow blogger post the top 10 Kit Kat cakes (check it out here) on his blog. There are so many things you can do with these, so be creative!   If you have made one, I would love to see a picture or hear how you created yours…. just leave a comment. Thanks!

Another variation my sister in law made around Easter for my daughter…

Easter Kit Kat cake

Kit Kat Cake

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Posted by on March 20, 2013 in Food fun

 

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Chocolate baskets

This is a really cute way to make an edible chocolate bowl.  It not only is fun but super easy and can be used for so many things.  With Easter coming up these will look cute with some robin egg candy or jellybeans.  Maybe make a yummy fruit bowl or pudding cup.  So many ideas to be creative with. Let me know some of the uses you use yours for.

Easy Chocolate bowls

Easy Chocolate bowls

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2013 in Food fun

 

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