Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Kit Kat Cake

I had to try this.  I had pinned it a while back and I had the perfect occasion to make it for Nicole's graduation party last weekend.  It was very easy to make and was the centerpiece of our dessert table.  I found purple M & M's at the party store to match the purple ribbon and it tied in with everything else we had that was purple which just happens to be Nicole's favorite color.  We couldn't have asked for a nicer day.  The weather was perfect. My mom got brave and actually flew from Florida to celebrate with us.  We had everyone together and it was wonderful.

One box of devils food cake or cake flavor of your choice
 Ingredients needed to make box cake (oil, water, eggs)

Chocolate Frosting
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup Hershey's unsweetened cocoa
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup light cream

One 12 oz bag of M & M's
4 packages Giant Kit Kat bars

Make cake of your choice according to directions.
When cake has cooled prepare frosting.  In stand mixer, beat together the butter, cocoa, powdered sugar and vanilla.  Add cream to get frosting to desired consistency.  Frost middle, top and sides of cake as usual.

Open kit kats and stand upright on side of cake pressing into frosting to make the kit kats stand on their own.  I kept the kit kats in 2s but you can do it individually if you like.  Continue until you have gone around the entire cake.  Open bag of M & M's and pour onto the top spreading to cover the whole cake top.  Cutting the cake will be a little messy with M & M's going everywhere but its a fun messy.

Enjoy!  Susan

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  1. i think that is just so pretty! and fun, must try one day.

  2. Congratulations Nicole! This is an awesome idea and a beautiful presentation for a graduation party! Hope you have a great holiday week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Your cake looks BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love it!!! My friend just made one using Kit Kats like this too, and it was such a fun dessert!! I love how you piled the M&M's on top too!

  4. What a yummy grad party treat. I'm hopping over to your sweet blog from the Six Sisters xo

  5. I have seen this style before but not with the intense purple. It's gorgeous.

  6. Love this Kit Kat cake!! We appreciate you linking up with us!! It's so fun to see all of the great ideas and recipes! We hope to see you back again soon! -The Sisters

  7. I love the purple colored M&M's on this Kit Kat cake. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

  8. Beautiful! I made one for my son's 16th birthday and it was super fun to make. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great week.


  9. Incredible presentation... thanks for sharing this beautiful dessert on foodie friday.


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