Kit Kat Birthday Cake

Kit Kat Birthday Cake

Kit Kat Birthday Cake
Kit Kat Birthday Cake

Hi Cake Snobs! Have you missed me? Yes I know sorry I've been away for ages. But I will make it up to you. Promise! How? With this:

Why yes, that is a victoria sponge cake, sandwich together with raspberry jam and buttercream, covered in white chocolate buttercream, studded with maltesers and peanut m&m's, finished with a border of kit kats. Phew! Even saying that makes my mouth water! Let's take another look...

From the top
From the top

I made it for the boyfriend's birthday, and I think he really liked it...

Just for me!
Just for me!

In fact everyone couldn't wait to gobble it down!

Lets just take one more look shall we?
Lets just take one more look shall we?

So - I made this cake using the victoria sponge recipe from Lily Vanilli's book Sweet Tooth - a great recipe!

I used raspberry jam and standard buttercream to make the filling. I then coated it in a batch of white chocolate buttercream:

Ingredients:

  • 220g unsalted butter
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 300g white chocolate
  • 2 tablespoon milk

Method:

  • Whisk the butter and icing sugar together until smooth
  • Melt the white chocolate, and when cool, add to the buttercream
  • If mixture is too stiff, add in amount of  milk (I used skimmed) until it softens

I did a crumb coating first, leaving the cake in the freezer for 10 mins before applying a second coat of buttercream.

I then lined the outside with 2 finger kit kats (warning - buy 3 packets or you will run out and have to find a supermarket that is open at midnight!)

Then i decorated the top and used a ribbon to finish. And voila! The birthday cake is ready! The whole thing took me an evening to make, about 4-5 hours including cake cooling time!

I suggest you make this for your next party, it was a huge crowd pleaser and it was gone within the day!

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