My sister’s birthday is in the spring, so often we do a double celebration of birthdays and Easter when the who family gets together. I was tasked with bringing a birthday cake to our Easter family celebrations as we were doing a joint celebration while all the family was together. It was going to be a busy weekend, but I wanted to make a special homemade cake to mark the occasion and decided on making a version of the Kit Kat Cake for my sister’s birthday. This simple birthday cake idea is one of my favourites as it is easy to make and everyone loves how pretty it is. What do you think? Like how it turned out?
Birthday Cake Ideas – Kit Kat Cake
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I got so many compliments on how impressive the Kit Kat Cake was, if only they knew how easy it is to make! I use boxed cake mix because it is fast, and I love the taste. If you are feeling up to making icing you could make homemade Swiss meringue buttercream icing or go for store bought like I did here. And choose the flavours you enjoy the best, as you can see we like chocolate in our family. Get your ingredients delivered right to you door:
Easy Birthday Cake Ideas
Want to make a Kit Kate Cake for your next celebration, here is what you will need:
Kit Kat Cake
- 1 box of Cake Mix any flavor, baked into 2-9” round pans
- 1 Tub of Icing any flavor
- 11 Kit Kat Bars
- Mini chocolate eggs or other decorations as desired
- Decorative Ribbon
Bake 2 – 9” round cakes, remove from pans and cool on a wire rack.
Place 2” strips of wax paper on the serving tray you are going to be using for the cake in the approximate size of the cake. Place 1 of the cakes on top. Make sure the wax paper sticks out from the cake by about 1”. This is to protect the tray from getting any icing on it while you are decorating and will be removed prior to serving.
Ice the top of the cake on the tray, and place the second cake on top.
Continue to ice the top and sizes of the cake until the cake is completely covered. Reserve 2-3 tbsp of icing for later
Unwrap the Kit Kats and break the chocolate bars in half so that you have pieces with 2 sticks Kit Kat. Resting the piece of Kit Kat on the tray gently press into the side of the cake. The pieces should be held up with the icing.
Continue placing the Kit Kat pieces until you have covered the entire outside of the cake.
Using a decorative ribbon tie a bow around the outside of the cake, making sure it is snug enough it will help support the Kit Kats and wont slide down over time
Remove the wax paper strips from under the cake by sliding them out gently
Decorate the cake with mini chocolate eggs, sprinkles, or any other decorations you like. I used Smarties lil’ eggs to decorate the top and around the bottom of the cake. I secured the bottom chocolate eggs using a little bit of icing that I had reserved.
Serve and ENJOY!
How to make a Kit Kat Cake
For this Kit Cake I went all chocolate – chocolate cake, chocolate icing and chocolate eggs. However this is a very adaptable cake and you can use any flavours and decorations you would like. When serving, use the pieces of Kit Kat as your guide for cutting. A piece with 2 Kit Kat sticks will be plenty for this rich and delicious cake, so this 9 inch round cake will serve approximately 20 people. You can find lots of fun and creative ways to decorate Kit Kat Cakes on our other blog post.
So next time you need to make a birthday cake give the Kit Kat Cake a try, trust me you will get tons of compliments on this one without slaving for hours to make it. If you are traveling with this cake, which is easy to do as it is sturdy, make sure you have a cake caddy with a lid. I have put a few of my favourites below they make transporting a cake or keeping leftovers fresh super easy.
More Kit Kat Cake Ideas
Originally posted April 2014