Monday, April 23, 2012

Kit Kat Cake

Have you seen these cakes around the internet?

They seem to be all the rage so of course I had to participate and try it out.

Plus the little girl who had a birthday a little while ago was convinced that this is what she wanted to give her friends to eat at her party.  Perfect excuse!

I decided I really love this cake (it's not really a particular cake because you can do anything as the cake and then decorate with the kit kats).  It covers all the imperfections of decorating and every kid thinks it's awesome.

I love that.  The presentation looks like you have spent hours on it but not the case.  The particular cake recipe I used was super easy, the frosting was delicious, and decorating it was a piece of cake (ha, ha no pun intended!!).

Kit Kat Cake

(click here for printable version)

Cake:
2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs, room temperature
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup boiling water

Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla

To decorate:
12 Kit Kats
1 large package M&Ms (I used easter candy because that's what my daughter wanted but you can do whatever)
Ribbon

1.  Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease and flour two 9" round baking pans.  Set aside.

2.  In a large bowl stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla.  Beat with mixer for 2 minutes.  Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).  Divide equally between found baking pans.

3.  Bake 30-35 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool 10 minutes and then remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

4. To make frosting: In a medium bowl, melt butter.  Whisk in cocoa.  Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to a spreadable consistency.  Add additional milk if it's too thick (I usually don't have to). Stir in vanilla.

5.  To assemble cake:  When cake is completely cool, trim tops to make them flat, if needed.  On a cake plate, place one round.  Spread 1/2 cup frosting on top.  Place second round cake on top of frosting.  Using the rest of the frosting, frost top and sides of cake.  Place Kit Kats all around the the sides of the cake, pushing gently into frosting.  Put ribbon around Kit Kats and tie in a bow.  Place M&Ms (or whatever you are using) all over the top.  Serve and enjoy!

Cake from Hershey's 

19 comments:

LB3K said...

kira told me that sarah brought one for the 'auction' in class. it was the only thing she didn't win that she loved enough to tell me about. adn it is totally cute!

Elizabeth said...

My son would love this cake! He is crazy about Kit Kat's! Thank you so much for linking up to Made With Love at Sew Chatty today! Have a great week!

Healthy Food Recipes said...

My daughter would love this cake :) I can dare to try this for her :) Thanks for the Recipes :)

Krissy Sherman Bonning said...

That's awesome that it is so -kidfriendly. It's always a success! I love sharing kid-friendly recipes, too. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm your new follower! :)

BeanBugCrafts said...

This looks so pretty and YUMMY! Will definitely have to pin, I would hate to miss this goody. I found your link through the Kurtz Corner Link-up Party. Thanks for sharing!

Nicola said...

I've seen a couple of these on Pinterest, too, but yours looks far better than any I've seen! Love the addition of the ribbon - it's pretty and practical!

Laura @ cookiecrumbsandsawdust.blogspot said...

I have a version of this cake pinned on my Yummy Board on Pinterest as well. I finally have an excuse to make it this weekend, for a bake sale.

I'm visiting from Claiming Your Space Linky party. I hope that you can stop by my blog as well. :)

Thanks for sharing,
Laura

Heather Kinnaird said...

Such a cute idea!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

This is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

MMM!! That looks amazing! What a fun cake! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Thursday's Temptation.
Jill

Rachel said...

Yum! I love kit kats. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
Rachel
adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

My girls would love this cake!!! super cute!!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

thanks for sharing. i have seen these all over. too cute. I would love this for myself...but it would make a great surprise for someone's birthday.

-Lauren

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

That is a gorgeous cake! I have been wanting to try it and now I want to try it even more!

Claiming Our Space said...

Gorgeous and it looks so tasty. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

Nutrition Facts said...

Kit Kat Cake . . this will be a fantastic one !!

Alyssa said...

This cake turned out really nice! I like the Easter colored M&M's on top. I never thought about how this would cover any imperfections on the cake, I really like that idea. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday and I hope to see you there next week!

Ginger said...

Featuring YOU today. :)

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/05/take-look-at-you-my-favorites.html

Joy's Plato Yums said...

I love this! So cute and simple...and delicious :D Can't wait to try it :)))

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