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Learn how to make a Kit Kat cake the easy way. This cake is perfect as a homemade birthday cake for all the chocolate lovers.
A delicious cake covered with butter frosting and decorated with Kit Kat fingers and smarties. It is a fun cake that everyone is going to love.
A Kit Kat cake is one of those cakes that you see pictures of and think “I’d love to make that”, but then you never do. It looks a little complicated and therefore puts you off starting.
The good news however is that it is surprisingly easy to make. In fact, you will find that this cake is really easy to pull off and everyone will think it’s amazing.
You don’t need to have ANY cake decorating skills.
It can literally be thrown together and still look great.
Unlike other cakes, the decorating is QUICK and EASY.
Plus it tastes absolutely amazing.
What Is A Kit Kat Cake?
A Kit Kat cake is for ALL the chocolate lovers out there. It is one of those cakes that you have to experience at least once in your lifetime. If not, you are seriously depriving yourself!
For the real die hard chocolate fans, a Kit Kat cake will involved chocolate sponge cake topped with chocolate frosting, surrounded by Kit Kat fingers and topped with smarties or M&M’s.
The cake is then tied with a ribbon to create a fabulous birthday party cake.
This cake was however made for my husband’s birthday and whilst he loves chocolate, he isn’t a chocoholic. So I simply modified it to use a vanilla sponge with vanilla frosting and it was just as amazing.
How To Easily Make A Kit Kat Cake
Step 1: Bake The Cake
The first thing you need to do is bake the cake!
Generally speaking a Kit Kat cake would use a chocolate cake. However, I decided to go opt for vanilla sponge so not to have chocolate overload, but it really depends how addicted to chocolate you are!
The cake I made was in an 8″ pan, and the size worked perfectly.
Whether you choose to make your own cake from scratch or use a packet cake mix, it really doesn’t matter, just choose a recipe that you feel comfortable working with.
Step 2: Cover The Cake With Frosting
Once the cake has cooled, mix up some frosting and literally cover the entire cake.
Once again, using chocolate frosting is perfect for a Kit Kat cake, but I opted for a vanilla frosting.
The great thing about adding the frosting to this cake is that it doesn’t matter how neat or messy the frosting looks.
The frosting will be completely covered so all you need to do is put it all over the cake. Just ensure that you have a nice even coverage.
Step 3: Surround The Base of The Cake With Kit Kat Fingers
Place the Kit Kat fingers around the edge of the cake.
It really doesn’t matter which way you choose to place the Kit Kat fingers on the cake, but I wanted to have a smooth look, so I placed the top facing the cake. Either way works great.
How Many Kit Kats Are In A Kit Kat Cake?
The number of Kit Kat bars you will need will largely depend on the size of the cake you are making.
However for this size cake I used 3 family sized bars.
It is however also useful to have a few spares in case some of the Kit Kat fingers break or you decide to eat them whilst decorating!
Step 4: Top The Cake With Smarties Or M&M’s
Add the Smarties or the M&M’s.
Once you are happy that the Kit Kats fingers are in place you can start with the topping.
I chose to use smarties, but M&M’s work really well too.
Once again you have a choice of how you place the Smarties on the top of the cake. You can either throw them in a pile on the top so that they are all over each other, OR you can neatly arrange them like I did for this cake.
I wanted to create a spiral effect, so I carefully placed each Smartie individually. If you don’t have the patience for this, the messy look will also work just fine.
If you plan on doing the spiral effect, simply keep placing the Smarties until the entire top of the cake has been covered.
Step 5: Add A Ribbon
For a finishing touch, add a ribbon around the cake.
The ribbon also helps to keep all the Kit Kat fingers in place.
Then viola your Kit Kat birthday cake is complete.
It’s pretty impressive isn’t it? And I can vouch that it tastes AMAZING!
I’m not sure who’s eyes bulged the most when they saw this cake, my husband’s or my daughter’s, but what I do know is that it was enjoyed by all.
A Kit Kat cake is definitely a great cake to make for any celebration. It can also easily be themed for the holidays by carefully choosing the color smarties and ribbon. It is the perfect easy celebration cake that everyone is going to enjoy.
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