kit kat cake 2

Kit Kat Cake

November 8, 2013Danita

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Today I am Thankful for:  Celebrating Goals Achieved!  

In our family, when someone reaches a goal or milestone in their life, we like to celebrate.   The general rule for celebrating is, the bigger the accomplishment; the bigger the celebration.  When our middle daughter recently earned her black belt, we thought that called for a bigger celebration so….we had a PARTY!

We decided this party would be a casual, FUN party.  My daughter wanted some “finger” food and due to time constraints we had to keep it very simple.  Her final “menu” included “Muddy Buddy” Chex Mix, veggie tray and dip, pretzels (her favorite snack) and of course…CAKE.  The guest list included about SEVENTY people so we needed a lot of cake. Because of time issues we decided to buy a larger cake at Sam’s Club and make a smaller Kit Kat cake.  

The first time we made this cake was a few months ago for her sixteenth birthday.  We had seen it in the bakery department of a local grocery store and knew it would be easy and delicious.  We wanted it to go with the party “theme” so we chose to use candies only in the colors of the karate belts she has earned (and given by our school).  It was really quite easy…we (by “we” I mean her sister) just bought a large bag of M & M’s and picked out the red ones, since our school doesn’t have a “red” belt.  To round out our belt colors I purchased small bags of single color “M&M” type candies in white and black at our local party store.  We tied a wide black ribbon around the cake to represent her Black Belt and we had a “black belt party themed” cake! 

***I must confess, I used a cake mix…but you could use your favorite “scratch” cake recipe as well.***

Here’s the Recipe:

(printable recipe card below)

1 box cake mix and ingredients listed on back (usually oil, eggs and water)  She chose chocolate because that’s her favorite

1 can frosting – again, she chose chocolate  (her favorite, plus it went with the black belt theme)

1 large bag of “M & M” type candies – mini’s or medium size

10 Kit Kat bars  – regular size

Ribbon in color to match your party

Prepare cake according to package directions

Bake in two 9″ round pans

Cool completely

kit kat cake layer 1

 Place one cake layer bottom up and ice 

Place 2nd layer bottom down on top of first and ice 

Cover top and all sides with icing

kit kat cake 2

Break Kit Kats in bars of 2 and stick to sides of cake

Press gently to allow them to stick, being careful not to break the or “smash” the cake

The Kit Kats will stick up above the cake, that’s OK, you need it to hold on the candies

kit kat cake 2

“Dump” candies on top of cake and “spread” somewhat evenly.  You can pile on as many or as few as you want.  We like a lot, but my when my husband passed the food table, he thought the cake was a candy dish full of m&m’s so he reached in and grabbed a small handful off the top.

Tie a wide ribbon around the cake in a color to match your decorations…several small “curling” ribbons could also be used and ends curled 

black belt party food

 Everyone loved this cake, in fact….

Next time  I’m skipping the store bought cake and making TWO of these!

Kit Kat Cake
Serves 15
Easy, Fun and Delicious. Cake decorated with Kit Kat candy bars and M & M's
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
  1. 1 box cake mix (flavor of your choice)
  2. Ingredients to prepare cake - usually oil or butter, eggs and water
  3. 1 can prepared frosting
  4. 1 large bag of mini or medium sized M & M (or other coated chocolate) candies
  5. 10 large Kit Kat bars
  1. Prepare cake according to package directions
  2. Bake in two 9" round pans
  3. Cool completely
  4. Place one cake layer bottom up and ice
  5. Place 2nd layer bottom down on top of first and ice
  6. Cover top and all sides with icing
  7. Break Kit Kats in bars of 2 and stick to sides of cake
  8. Press gently to allow them to stick, being careful not to break the or "smash" the cake
  9. The Kit Kats will stick up above the cake, that's OK, you need it to hold on the candies
  10. "Dump" candies on top of cake and "spread" somewhat evenly
  11. Tie a wide ribbon around the cake in a color to match your decorations...several small "curling" ribbons could also be used and ends curled
  1. Your favorite "scratch" cake or icing recipe could be used
  2. Because almost everyone wanted a piece and it has a lot of extra candy on it, I was able to serve smaller slices so it would go farther
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  • Emma @ P is for Preschooler

    July 30, 2014 at 2:15 AM

    I love Kit Kats so I’m sure I’d love this cake! Yum!

  • Nicole Hayward

    November 19, 2013 at 7:06 AM

    Wow that looks yummy and surprisingly,easy to make

  • Krystal

    November 19, 2013 at 5:37 AM

    Thanks for sharing at Time For Mom! I hope you join us again today!

  • organized31

    November 18, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    How yummy looking and how fun that you only used M&M’s in the colors of your daughter’s karate belt. Congrats to your daughter and thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  • Gosia

    November 16, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Wow, looks delicious, you should not put that in front of me:) Pinning!
    Thanks for sharing at Foodies & Crafties Soirée!
    Gosia | Kiddie Foodies

    1. Danita

      November 17, 2013 at 7:56 AM

      Thanks for stopping by Gosia! Have a great week.

  • Sarah

    November 14, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Thanks for joining us at the Foodies and Crafties Soiree! Just showed this to my husband and he has requested it for his birthday!! He is a Kit Kat LOVER so this is perfect.

  • 1momintheusa

    November 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Hi Danita,
    Congratulations to your daughter for earning her black belt. That’s quite an accomplishment. The cake definitely fits the occasion. It’s look absolutely delicious.
    Thank you for sharing it on the Thumping Thursdays Blog Hop.


  • Bismah

    November 13, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    That cake looks so delicious! I love chocolate so much too. Congratulations on your daughter’s achievement of earning a black belt!!!
    Have a great day 🙂
    Bismah @
    Simple Mama

  • Linda Loosli

    November 12, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Thanks for stopping by our Talking Tuesday Over The Fence Link Up Party! Pinned! This cake looks fabulous! Hugs! Linda

  • Lisa Isabella Russo

    November 11, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    What a fun idea! It looks beautiful and delicious. Congrats on the achievement of earning a black belt!

  • Rosey

    November 10, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Congrats to her on the black belt! The cake looks great. 🙂

    1. Danita

      November 10, 2013 at 6:14 PM

      Thanks Rosey! It was a great weekend!

  • Hope

    November 10, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    Very Cute Bunko night idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • idigpinterest

    November 8, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    I’ve been wanting to make one of those. Maybe for one of my kids’ next birthdays. So cute. Stopping by from the DBB.

  • Zan Turner

    November 8, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    I think it is a sin for people to put such “temptatious” recipes on their blogs! Seriously:)

  • Jenn Kurkiewicz

    November 8, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    WOW, this cake looks SO FUN! 🙂 Pinning!

  • Amy Dolar

    November 8, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    I always wondered how to do that! Thanks! Pinned & planned for this weekend! =D

  • Team Southerland

    November 8, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    It’s yummy!!

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