kit kat cake

Gosh its been such a long since I uploaded a new deliciouscravings original post. Well not exactly original but you know what I mean! Anyway, here’s something I have been meaning to make ( more like yet to make but definitely happening soon!).  So here goes.

I got the recipe from





1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix, Any Brand
1 box Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix, 3.9 Ounce Box
3 whole Eggs
1-¼ cup Water
½ cups Canola Oil
3-½ cups Powdered Sugar
½ cups Cocoa Powder
¾ cups Butter, At Room Temperature
¼ cups Shortening, At Room Temperature
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
5 Tablespoons Up To 8 Tablespoons Of Heavy Whipping Cream


11 packages (4 Sticks Each) Kit Kat Bars
12 ounces, weight Plain M&M’s, More If Needed
20″ Piece Of Ribbon Of Your Choice


Preparation Instructions:

Spray two 8″ or 9″ (whichever size you are using, both work well) cake pans with cooking spray and set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water, and oil until smooth then pour into prepared cake pans. Bake cake according to the package directions. Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes then remove them from the pans to a wire rack and cool completely.

Once the cake is cooled, make the Chocolate Buttercream Frosting or use your favorite canned frosting.

Place powdered sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl and mix with a wire whisk to incorporate. Set aside. Using a stand mixer cream the butter and shortening for a few minutes until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar/cocoa mixture and beat on low until incorporated then add the vanilla and enough cream until it is the right ‘spreading’ consistency. Turn to medium high and beat for 3 minutes.

To assemble:
Start by carefully opening all the Kit Kat bars and breaking them into sections of two bars each (or single bars if you want to).

You can either use a 13″ cake board or a cake plate or regular plate so long as there is enough room around the edge.IMG_5337-410x273

Place about 1 tablespoon of frosting in the center of the board and set the first cake round on top of it.

Place 1/3 of the frosting in the center of the cake and spread evenly out to the edges. Place second cake on top and place another 1/3 of frosting on top and spread evenly out to the edges.

Next use the remaining frosting to frost the sides of the cake.

Line the Kit Kat bars up around the cake by pressing lightly into the frosting and touching them together.

Make sure they are high enough so the M&M’s on top don’t fall off.

You don’t have to worry about this with a 9″ cake, but an 8″ might be higher so start with the Kit Kat bars about 1/2″ – 1″ from the base of cake. Don’t worry about the frosting showing because the M&M’s you place around the base will cover it up.

Next, tie the ribbon around the cake and trim the edges of the ribbon. Pull the ribbon slightly tight to keep the Kit Kat bars in place.

Fill the top middle of the cake with most of the M&M’s reserving some to go around the bottom of the cake on the plate.

While He Was Out

First post in 2013 Yay! It took a week because of a damned flu, but good things are worth waiting for :p So I have made this chicken 3 times already and it is just as amazing as it is easy – and even healthy, give it a try!

Spicy Breaded Chicken Drumsticks

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chicken thighs, I leave the skin on

Vegeta or any similar spice rub
olive oil


1. Bread the chicken thighs: coat first with flour, then the egg (or egg + little milk mixture), and finally the spiced breadcrumb (I used about 70% crumb 30% spice).
2. Place them on a lined baking tray, sprinkle with olive oil and push it into the pre-heated oven for about 50-60 minutes, turning the thighs after 30 minutes.

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buffalo chicken sandwich with homemade blue cheese dressing (with greek yogurt!)

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