Kit Kat Birthday Cake

Variations of this adorable cake have been making the rounds on the internet for years, and I’ve always wanted a reason to make it. I’m the resident birthday cake maker among my group of friends, and I love choosing the perfect design.

Saturday was my thrifting buddy Katie’s birthday. She’s not that much into cake and icing, but she does love candy, so I finally had a good reason to make the Kit Kat Cake.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 Cake Mix
  • 1 batch buttercream icing
  • 1 ‘medium’ Family-Size bag m&m’s
  • 5-6 large Kit Kat bars (I had the equivalent of 4 King-Size bars here, and I really could have used 1 or 2 more)

I’ve never had great luck with scratch cakes, so I rely on mixes. I went with Funfetti for this cake, so the colorful inside would match the m&m topping. If you’re a scratch baker, just dump some sprinkles into your cake batter – it’ll create the same affect.

Use your cake mix to bake two 9-inch round cakes, and frost.

Begin placing the Kit Kat bars along the sides. I started out breaking them into twos, but realized I didn’t have enough to go around. If you buy 5-6 bars, you can do it this way. If you buy only 4 like me, you’ll need to break them into singles and space them out a bit.

Now, pour in the m&m’s.

Tie a ribbon around the cake, and enjoy!

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