The Great Kit Kat Cake

I’m not very good at keeping secrets and everyone knows that my two favorite things in the world is cake and chocolate.  A while back, it was my daughter’s birthday and she was having a party, of course we needed a cake.

I really didn’t want to spend loads of money on a cake that would have us stuffing our faces with left overs for days, so I decided to make the one and only Kit Kat Cake – I mean who can resist cake wrapped in chocolate bars? Most definitely not me.kitkatcake

Now I’m not the most creative or capable with complicated ideas, but I was pretty sure I could tackle this, it couldn’t be that difficult right?

I used a box cake mix, jar of icing,  Kit Kat bars, smarties and a ribbon all purchased from the dollar store, total cost approximately $15.00 – I didn’t keep track. Now that I have conquered this cake and gathered my own tips and tricks, I wanted to share them with you.

Directions: make the round cake as per the box instructions. Once done and cooled, cover completely in icing. Then place the kit jar bars around the cake, placing them close together side by side. Use a wide ribbon and tie in the centre of the bars. 

Super Tips

  1. Don’t stress about how the cake turns out, you will be covering it in frosting anyways.
  2. You can never have enough smarties, so buy an extra pack or two. M&M would also work.
  3. Prior to surrounding the cake with the Kit Kat, I recommend that you put them in the freezer. Layer them in a dish with wax paper between layers. This will keep them from melting in your hands during placement.



41 thoughts on “The Great Kit Kat Cake

  1. I was never a boxed cake mix fan until my son developed his allergies when I discovered how easy they are to make dairy and egg free – this looks like something we might have to incorporate. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. It looks great and is so much easier to make then people would think. I made something similar with chocolate fingers for a friends son and used chocolate shaving and dinosaurs to top it. They look fantastic ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. You are right! It was so easy to make and you have so many options to make something similar. I’d love to see your cake.

  3. This looks beautiful AND delicious! I may have to try this for my daughter’s birthday this year.

  4. Woah I didn’t think this cake was that easy. And I love how you could switch out the flavors of cake and icing if you wanted to. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I always see variations of this cake popping up on my Facebook news feed, perhaps I should get around to making it too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. As soon as I saw the title of this post I knew what was going to happen!! *start salivating and making a list for the ingredients * I need this cake in my life so will make it! Ree Love30.

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