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!

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Crystal Williams

As Online Editor for Canadian Home Trends Magazine, Crystal has a passion for design and decor. She enjoys browsing the web to find new, exciting decor ideas, DIY projects and unique products to share with her readers. With formal training in graphic design and a background in the event planning/design business, Crystal looks at design from all angles to give readers a fresh perspective.

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