Kelly the Culinarian: Cooking with Kelly: Chocolate dream homemade cake

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cooking with Kelly: Chocolate dream homemade cake

I made this cake last week for a coworker's birthday and it was the talk of the building. Don't tell anyone, but it was super easy!
Here's what you need:
  • Two 9-inch cake rounds
  • 2 cans of icing
  • 11 packages of Kit Kat bars
  • 2 packages of M&Ms
  • Ribbon for embellishment (optional)
Start by making a round cake using whatever recipe you would like. Level off both layers, then ice and stack the cake. You may need more than one can of icing to ice the exterior.
Next, break all of the Kit Kats into individual sticks, then adhere to the exterior of the cake. I used 10 packages, but having an extra comes in handy in case you break one.
The Kit Kats will probably be a little bit taller than the cake. That's OK, the candy will cover a multitude of sins.
Once you've finished adding the Kit Kats, sprinkle M&Ms on top. I used a ribbon for embellishment, but it serves no purpose other than decor.
It comes out looking very impressive. Plus, it's perfect for a ton of different occasions.


Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

This reminds me of Kit Kat houses I used to make with my daughter..our version of gingerbread houses for the holidays. This obviously made a great impression Kelly!! I also just wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. There is so much to be thankful for.

Foodiewife said...

This is a really beautiful cake. I love Kit Kats, so I'd have to buy double because I'd snack on it! I began to change the way that I cook when I was a divorced mom. I found out that scratch cooking is much cheaper (healthier and/or better) than prepared foods. I don't buy canned frosting anymore, cheap as it is. I wonder... powdered sugar and butter (on sale) might be just as easy to make, and you could freeze it. That's what I do with any leftover frosting. So good!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Unknown said...

This really does look impressive and HUGE in the picture!!! Wow. Nice work! The ribbon adds a really cute homemade touch too!

From the Kitchen said...

Kelly, thanks for stopping by my blog. What a tempting treat I found when I came to yours! I think the extra bag of Kit Kats is a must--for the baker to nibble on! I'm looking forward to checking out what you are doing further. It seems we are living in the same part of the country. I love Chicago!


SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love how the Kit Kat bars look around this cake! What a great idea. I can see why this was a hit!

chow and chatter said...

wow I am sure it was the talk of the building looks amazing thanks so much for visiting my blog Rebecca

Heather S-G said...

How fun! I bet the kiddos would go wild for it, too. Definitely saving this for future use ;)

Tina said...

Wow..I just gained a pound looking at it! :-) Looks like a cake my grandkids would love! Thanks for sharing! (and for visiting my blog!)
Love the cake plate too! :-)

Katerina said...

It is very impressive that's why it was the talk of the building. My son would love this.

Anonymous said...

Wow that is really cute! It would look really festive this time of year with white kit kats and green and red M&M's Thanks for Sharing with us :)