Sunday, 30 January 2011

Kit Kat Cake


Yesterday I made a cake for my lovely housemate, Sylvia. She turned 21 over the Christmas holidays and we finally got everyone together to celebrate with add-your-own-toppings pizza and cake.

Sylvia loves Kit Kats and simple flavours so I made a vanilla sponge filled with vanilla cream cheese icing and surrounded in Kit Kat fingers and topped with a swirl of chocolate in the cream cheese icing. 


It was pretty awesome buying all these Kit Kats, though unfortunately I had exactly the right number so no nibbling for me. I had some plans for a fancier design but the fingers were too heavy and the icing too soft. 

We served the cake with homemade French vanilla ice cream (recipe here) and David Lebovitz's classic hot fudge sauce from The Perfect Scoop. Incredibly rich but delicious. 


I've finally sorted out a good place to photograph and bought some nice mounting card for a background. I like the thick Jersey cream colour of it. 

I'm not including a recipe as the vanilla cake is slightly adapted from this recipe. The cream cheese icing recipe isn't right yet - there's a flaw in the method that I'm going to change next time. Otherwise you just need to arrange the Kit Kats!

19 comments:

  1. How creative! The Kit Kats look so cute!

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  2. Oh my!!!!! this looks amazing!!!!!!!

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  3. Wow, I love this idea. It looks so elegant and I think it would be fun to get a piece of cake and a couple of Kit-Kats too. I have a huge sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/01/sweets-for-saturday-2.html

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  4. What a clever idea, it reminds me of a chocolate charlotte!

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  5. Love this decorating idea. So simple yet so impressive :)

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  6. I like this a lot! What a fun idea. :)

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  7. I love the Kit-Kat garnish! So clean-cut and beautiful, yet totally decadent. I actually just posted on a cake I made for my friend's 20th birthday adorned with Butterfingers. Yay for candy bar cakes!!

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  8. You could try alternating fingers of white and milk chocolate Kit Kats!

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  9. Such a great idea! I should make this for my boyfriend's upcoming birthday. Quick question -- is this a 2 or 3 layer cake? I want to duplicate it..not sure how tall it would need to be for the kit-kats to fit as perfectly as yours :) Thanks!

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  10. *stepho*- I made a single batch of the cake recipe in two tall 7" tins and then split each one into two, so it had four layers of cake. The tins take about 45-50 minutes to cook.

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  11. Well I've seen this kind of thing done with chocolate fingers but never Kit Kat! What a great idea for a cake, I love it!

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  12. Thanks so much! I will definitely be making this later this month for my BF. :)

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  13. Fantastic Idea my husband LOVES kit-kats this would be a hit

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  14. wow, that is simply gorgeous!

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  15. so so good! how unique! I've been meaning to make something similar with cadbury fingers but I'll have to try this as well.

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  16. You are fantastic, as you're cake :)

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