Thursday, 5 May 2011

Kit Kat & Smarties Cake!

I've seen this idea floating around on various websites, and thought it was particularly clever! I'm not sure if anyone watched 'Baking Made Easy' on BBC1 with Lorraine Pascal, where she decorated a cake with chocolate cigerellos. Although the final product was beautiful, the price of the cigerellos were a bit out of my reach (over £30!), so this idea is perhaps more of a version for those on a budget, but still looks pretty amazing.

For the sponge:
225g unsalted butter
225g caster sugar
4 large eggs
225g self raising flour
2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of vanilla extract (optional)
125g unsalted butter
250g icing sugar
1-2tbsp of milk
1 tsp of vanilla extract
Decoration (for an 8 inch cake):
18 x 2 finger Kit Kats
5 tubes of Smarties (Or whatever you fancy topping it with!)

1. For this cake, you can use your favourite cake recipe. I chose to use Mary Berry's classic victoria sponge recipe, with a dash of vanilla extract. You can find the recipe and method  here!
 2. After the cake is cooked and completely cooled, you can start the frosting. Whisk together the butter and the icing sugar (for best results, use a hand mixer for this), adding it a splash of the milk and vanilla extract at a time. It is best to whisk for around five minutes for a light and airy frosting. (Also take this as an opportunity to make sure that the Kit Kat is slightly taller than the sponge when placed together, if it is not, you will have to trim the sponge down a little).
3. Place a small blob of frosting on top of your cake board, and then place the bottom sponge on top. This will act like a glue to keep the sponge in place.
4. Using a palette knife, place a large blob of frosting on top of your bottom sponge, and spread across evenly.

 5. Place the other sponge on top, and then proceed to frost the cake entirely. Don't worry if it looks messy, as it's going to be covered completely by sweeties!
6. Using the left over frosting, spread a little on the bottom of the Kit Kat, and press firmly on to the side of the cake. Again, this will act like glue holding the Kit Kat in place. Repeat until the whole cake is covered.
7. Scatter your smarties (or whatever you've chosen) across the top of the sponge. And you're done!
Until next time!


  1. Absolutely love it :) Looks very impressive and I bet it tastes just as good!

  2. This looks amazing! I want it for my birthday cake, but I wouldn't ever want to cut it!

  3. that looks awesome, my best mate is just as much of a chocolate/sweetie addict as me (?especially smarties) so might just have to make it him for his birthday in july.

  4. Now that's a fortress I fancy my chances of storming!
    I would far rather have the kitkat version than the expensive chocolate curls used in other versions!