Archive | August 2013

Kit-Kat Cake


Ok so I saw pictures on Pinterest for a kit-Kat cake that looked super good. Sadly, there was no recipe attached to the pics, so I made one up based on what I saw.

1 chocolate cake recipe of your choice (I used a mix because this pregnant mama has zero energy)
3 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered cocoa
1 cup sugar
1 envelope of gelatin
1 lb strawberries, fresh
Chocolate for dipping
24 snack sized kit-Kat bars

Bake two 9 inch cake layers, let cool and set aside.
Pour the whipping cream into a deep bowl and blend with a hand held mixer for about 5 minutes until it’s thick and fluffy. In a separate small bowl, mix the cocoa and sugar. Slowly add into the cream. (Taste test this part, you may not need all of it.) Dissolve your gelatin in 4 tbs of boiling hot water. Once it has dissolved, add it to the cream and mix it thoroughly. Put the cream into the fridge for at least 30 minutes, but up to 4 hours if you have the time.
Now melt your dipping chocolate and put your strawberries in it. Place on wax paper to cool. (I recommend refrigerating them for a few minutes.)
Assemble your cake: place the first layer on your cake stand and cover it with heaping spoonfuls of the mousse (whipping cream mix). Smooth it across and add the second layer. Repeat with more mousse on top and then spread it all around the cake as if you were icing it. Unwrap the candy bars and line the side of the cake with them, pressing firmly. Now add your chocolate dipped strawberries to the top of the cake, pressing firmly into the mousse.
Wrap tightly in cling wrap and refrigerate until 30 minutes before you serve.