Today is National Chocolate Cake Day – just in case chocolate cake wasn’t enough reason to celebrate all on it’s on lol. In honor of National Chocolate Cake Day, I thought I would show you how to make this amazing and super simple chocolate covered chocolate cake that I made for my children’s birthday party last fall.
Now I’ll be honest – I cheated a little – I used a box cake and premade Betty Crocker icing lol – but if you want to make your cake from scratch, go for it!
Here’s what I used:
- 2 chocolate cake mixes
- 2 containers of Betty Crocker chocolate icing
- a very large bag of M&M’s
- about 12-14 Kit Kat bars
- a piece of Happy Birthday ribbon from the dollar store
I started off by cooking each of the cake mixes in a large, round stoneware pan. We had a lot of people to feed so this made for a much bigger cake. If you wanted, you could make a smaller version using one cake mix and two 8″ round pans.
Once the cakes had cooled, I layered them on top of each other with a little chocolate icing in the middle and then iced the entire cake with chocolate icing.
Next I added the Kit Kat bar edge. I broke each bar in half so they would curve around the round cake better and then pushed the pieces into the icing. I tied the ribbon around afterwards to add a little decoration and help keep the pieces in place while the cake was being moved around.
Using a little extra chocolate icing, I added one M&M to the bottom of each kit kat slice and then covered the top of the cake with the remaining M&M’s.
The cake was a huge hit – very yummy and VERY Chocolaty!
Happy National Chocolate Cake Day!