Kit kat cake

Kit Kat Cake

Oh yes, it happened. The Kit Kat Cake with m&m’s made its way to my kitchen. I felt terrible making it. All that candy… These cakes started on Pinterest, and recently I’ve seen them in local grocery stores. It wouldn’t have been my first pick just because I really don’t like my kids eating… all that candy, but I’ll admit that it made a pretty cool presentation. The kids were very impressed!

I also made the cake from scratch, but all that candy probably canceled out all of my hard work! Can you tell I’m not very excited about all the candy? I guess it’s a sure sign that I’ve grown up. After a few years of being a parent and a few dollars in dental visits you learn to despise candy. I made an exception for one very special 12-year-old girl who has my heart. It was her birthday and she told me she MUST have one of these cakes or she will dieā€¦ sigh. I was weak.

The one she was referring to was at our local grocery store. I couldn’t justify buying one, so I told her I would make her one. She was more excited about getting a homemade Kit Kat cake, because she has begun to taste the difference of homemade over the years. So… I started with my one bowl chocolate cake recipe.

kit kat cake

I had a very busy day full of art classes the day of her party, and I knew that any other recipe would have just been to time consuming to finish. My one bowl chocolate cake recipe is easy and delicious, the perfect combination! I frosted the top and sides with a butter frosting and began to stack Kit Kats! Before handling the Kit Kats, I put them in the freezer so they wouldn’t melt as I handled them. The frosting on the sides helps keep the Kit Kats in place while placing them. I let Emma pick out a ribbon, we trimmed it to size and used a small amount of clear masking tape to hold it in place.

kit kat cake

Then… the m&m’s. We used about one-and-a-half large bags of m&m’s. I tried to get away with just one, but the frosting on the top of the cake was showing through, so I had to add about one-half a bag. I have to admit, I was pretty impressed when the cake was done. It looked pretty cool. For the record though… I served very small pieces of cake. Each slice was about two Kit Kat’s wide. I couldn’t justify any more than that… and the girls honestly couldn’t eat anymore than that. It’s rich!

Kit kat cake

Well, hopefully I didn’t detour you away from making a Kit Kat cake! If my anti-candy tone was too strong, I am sorry. If you are still planning on making a Kit Kat cake, then I hope these recipes help you get started! Here’s to a great week!

Kit Kat Cake w/ m&m's Cake
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4373 calories
731 g
2 g
162 g
33 g
34 g
1034 g
5337 g
510 g
0 g
119 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4373
Calories from Fat 1446
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 162g
Saturated Fat 34g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 63g
Monounsaturated Fat 56g
Cholesterol 2mg
Sodium 5337mg
Total Carbohydrates 731g
Dietary Fiber 14g
Sugars 510g
Protein 33g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 12 regular 4 piece packages of Kit Kat's
  2. 2 large bags m&m's
  3. 1 recipe one bowl chocolate cake
  4. 1 recipe butter frosting (Coming Soon)
  5. thick ribbon
  6. masking tape
  1. Place one layer of chocolate cake on your desired serving tray. Ice top of the first layer with a portion of the butter frosting. Place second layer of chocolate cake on top. Ice the top and sides of cake.
  2. Break apart Kit Kats into singles. Line cake with Kit Kat pieces one at a time. Wrap cake with thick ribbon. Secure with clear masking tape.
  3. Pour a thin layer of m&m's onto top of cake just to cover frosting.
  1. Freeze the candy before decorating so that it won't melt while you are handling it.
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