I already have put this cake on my blog, but thought it would be fun to show it all decked out in red, white and blue! This cake is a winner in our house…M&M’s and Kit Kat bars…can never go wrong with those two mixed into a recipe! :o)
This time I made a white cake with white frosting. When I previously put the recipe on, I used white cake with homemade chocolate frosting. We like it with both kinds of frosting. I wanted to tie in the red, white and blue so I chose white over chocolate this time around.
So simple, so sweet and so pretty to look at…
Bake the cake as directed on the box using two 8 or 9” circular cake pans. After they are baked, let them cool completely before frosting. While they are cooling, unwrap the Kit Kat bars and set them aside. Also while the cake is cooling, it’s a good time to sort through the M&M’s to find all of the red and blue ones…unless you can find a package that just has just red and blue ones. I could not so my husband, kids and myself had the fun job of sorting through…and of course eating some of the other colors! ;o) Once the cakes are cooled, remove them from the pans and frost the two individual cakes, placing one on top of the other. Break the Kit Kat bars into two pieces and gently place them vertically along the edge of the cake. Pour the M&M’s onto the cake until the top of the cake is covered. Once you have all the candy on the cake, take a ribbon and wrap it around the cake. This is not necessary makes the cake look more festive. The frosting will hold the Kit Kat bars in place if you choose not to use the ribbon.
A little helpful tip…if you are making this on a warm day, you might want to place the Kit Kat bars in your refrigerator until you use them. Also, keeping the cake in the fridge afterwards might help so the chocolate doesn’t melt. It is not necessary to do this; it just helps mixing the heat and chocolate. :o)
- One white cake mix
- One container of vanilla frosting
- Two package of M&M’s, to sort out red & blue
- 12 Kit Kat candy bars (you will need about 42-46 individual Kit Kat bars in total)
- Ribbon to place around the cake, optional
- Bake the cake as directed in 8 or 9” circular baking pans.
- Let the cakes cool completely.
- Frost the cakes and place one on top of the other.
- Break the Kit Kat bars into two pieces and gently place them along the side of the cake.
- Pour the M&M’s onto the cake until the top of the cake is covered.
- Tie a ribbon around the cake, if desired.
- Enjoy and Happy Fourth of July!!