Bucket of M&M's Kit Kat Cake

"So cute. So easy. My son was very impressed with his "Bucket of M&M's" cake!"
 
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Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
4
Yields:
12 slices
Serves:
12
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ingredients

  • 1 (16 1/2 ounce) box cake mix
  • 2 (16 ounce) containers chocolate frosting
  • 15 ounces Kit Kat bars (10 packs of 4)
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag m&m's milk chocolate minis candies
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directions

  • Prepare cake as directed on package in two 9" cake pans. Let cool. Frost cakes generously with chocolate frosting. Break apart approximately 36 Kit Kats. Begin to place them around the cake. Tie with a ribbon, if desired. Top with mini M&M's. Enjoy your amazing cake!
  • Tips:

  • * Make sure your layer cakes are not taller than a Kit Kat.
  • * You may want to freeze your Kit Kats to avoid fingerprints.
  • * Use a ribbon to ensure your Kit Kats don't fall over. The frosting works well - but the ribbon gives you extra peace of mind.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Tasneem R.
    How do u stick the Kit Kat’s on
     
  2. Michele L.
    I made this cake twice. Both times had such problems with the Kit Kats. When they were too soft, they would get smudgy when handling. But when I refrigerated them, they broke when separating the pieces into 4 parts. Anyone encounter this???
     
  3. lucylite44
    I am curious as to what this looks like once its cut?
     
  4. Justine S.
    If I make the cake today will it hold up until tomorrow? And can I use Skittles instead of M&Ms
     
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Reviews

  1. Khrisna M.
     
    • Review photo by Khrisna M.
  2. aurelie_langlitz
    I thought it was great too! I used a different cake recipe, and a square pan. I should have taken more time to put it together, but I had another cake going at the same time. All the same, it was a huge hit! I will use this again.
     
    • Review photo by aurelie_langlitz
  3. cdorsey11
    This cake was a hit!!! I made the cake and frosting from scratch but it was helpful to know what size pans to use, how may kit-kats/what size to get and how many m&m's. This was for my husbands red white and blue July 5th 30th birthday.
     
    • Review photo by cdorsey11
  4. VelcrowMistress
    A friend posted a blog with the same general idea, but the author's writing was terrible, so I came to see if I could find it here. Yours is much cuter, I like the idea of shaping it a little more like a bucket :)<br/><br/>She did have some good ideas though, and I thought I'd share here for others to benefit from...<br/><br/>This goes great with "rainbow cake" - divide up the cake batter into 5 small bowls and add food coloring to make 5 colors of batter. Layer the colors in your pan and bake as directed.<br/><br/>If you plan to travel with the cake, it is recommended you wait until you arrive at your destination to place the candy, this will prevent them from melting in the car.
     
  5. DianaEatingRichly
    This turned out so cute! The ribbon definitely helps with tightening the kit kats into a bucket shape, and looks great. I don't consider myself much of cake decorator so I really like how easy this was. I used triple chocolate cake and frosting.
     
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Tweaks

  1. Bubbleicious228
    I added a teaspoon of Vanilla extract. Once everything was mixed, I separated the batter into 3 bowls, added a food color to each for 3 colors in the cake, beautiful! Also used frosting to stick on M & M’s in a single row around base of cake. Tied cake with wide multi colored ribbon. Gorgeous. I’m trying to upload pics.
     
  2. Bubbleicious228
    I added a teaspoon of Vanilla extract. Once everything was mixed, I separated the batter into 3 bowls, added a food color to each for 3 colors in the cake, beautiful! Also used frosting to stick on M & M’s in a single row around base of cake. Tied cake with wide multi colored ribbon. Gorgeous. I’m trying to upload pics.
     
    • Review photo by Bubbleicious228
  3. Naja F.
    I still topped this with M&M’s but I added a glamorous touch ?
     
    • Review photo by Naja F.
  4. Khrisna M.
    I made a homemade confetti cake with homemade frosting and I used white kit Kat bars and I used Easter M&M's
     
  5. Tasneem R.
    How do I stick the Kit Kat’s on
     

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