I was raised by a chocoholic mother, I remember eating leftover cake for breakfast with her. I am a chocoholic too as you might have noticed if you follow my blog. My parents came for a visit and even thought their birthdays aren’t until July, I thought it would be fun to have a joint birthday party for them while they were here. I made them each a cake (see previous post for dad’s) tailored specifically to their likes. This cake is all over Pinterest and is so easy to make and put together. Here’s how –
1 Bake two round layers of cake, (I did chocolate of course) according to the directions on the box and let cool.
2 Make frosting, I used this recipe here, substituting 1/2 – 1 cup cocoa for some of the powdered sugar, depending on how chocolately you want your frosting.
3 Ice the cake, you don’t even have to be neat about it because no one is going to see it after you put all that candy on it!
4 Carefully break Kit Kats into single bars, (I bought the largest size pack of Kit Kats that Walmart had, 4 packs should do it) and gently press into the frosting all the way around to cover the whole cake.
5 Carefully, 1 handful at a time, put the M&M’s on the top of the cake, you don’t want to knock over the Kit Kats. (I bought the giant tub of M&M’s at Costco and used about half of the container.)
6 Tie a ribbon carefully around the cake to hold everything together. (I used a ribbon with cats on it because my mom also loves cats.)
7 Top with cute candles from Walmart.