This Halloween-themed post and Halloween Kit Kat Cake recipe is sponsored by Global Influence with product provided by Hershey’s, but all thoughts and recipe creations are my own work.
Have you ever heard of a Kit Kat Cake before? They are quite popular on Pinterest! I even made our own Easter Kit Kat Cake. And it turned out so amazing, so when Hershey’s sent me a box full of goodies; including a package of orange white chocolate Kit Kats, I knew instantly how to turn it all into a super fun Halloween Kit Kat cake!
Halloween Kit Cake Cake
What you will need:
- One 9″ round cake. This can be made from scratch or box cake. Any flavor. I adore a Devil’s Food Cake Recipe. Since most recipes make two 9″ round cake, you can make two and either decorate one yourself and let the kids do the other, or you keep one and send the other cake to a beloved neighbor. Trust me, they will love you for it. Or you can make the rest of the batter into cupcakes and make these super easy Witch Hat Cupcakes to go along with your Halloween Kit Kat Cake. Try the Pumpkin Spice Kisses for some variety.
- A bag of Halloween orange White chocolate Kit Kats individually wrapped
- Pretzel sticks
- Rolos or Mini Reese’s peanut butter cups
- Reese’s Pieces
- two Jolly Rancher Caramel Apple suckers
- Halloween Sprinkles
- Walton’s Candy Gravestones
- Gummy monsters (or you can have marshmallow ghosts or whatever you can find)
- Cream Cheese Frosting
After you bake your cake and allow it to cool thoroughly it is time to begin decorating. You can even place the cake into the freezer for 15 minutes to help with the ease of frosting the cake and not have as many cake crumbs in the frosting as you spread it around.
Set a portion of your frosting aside for the purple trimming. Color the rest of the frosting a deep green or any color you prefer. Then frost the cake.
Line the Kit Kat candy around the cake, leaving the final space open. This is where we will create the Reese’s path. You can close it off if you want, but I like the look of it open as if the Reese’s pieces are spilling out. Once you have all the Kit Kat candy around the cake, use the ribbon and tie it around the cake to keep the Kit Kat in place.
Then start decorating. I added two Jolly Rancher Caramel Apple suckers together on the left as trees. Then made Witch Broomsticks by breaking stick pretzels in half. Then place them in the mini Reese’s upside down or the Rolo upside down.
Add in a few Candy Gravestones and some spooky gummy characters.
Then I started the path 3/4 into the cake and did three Reese’s Candy pieces across, alternating the colors for the pathway pattern. Once I reach the opening where I left off the Kit Kat I added a few Reese’s pieces to look as though the path was falling off the cake.
Then Sprinkle the cake with any Halloween sprinkles you have. I especially like the little bone sprinkles that came with the Candy Graveyards.
I added in two regular Kit Kat Chocolate pieces as a sort of “tee-pee” affect in the back, but that’s optional.
Remember the frosting we set aside? I colored mine deep violet and pipped it out around the edge on the inside of the cake.
And finally I scattered more Reese’s Pieces candies around the outside of the cake on the table for decoration.
Remember the 2nd 9″ round cake? With that one, I was out of Kit Kat candies, so I used the Pumpkin shaped York Patties in place of the Kit Kats and made a slightly different graveyard scene in the middle of that cake. Then we gave it to our neighbor. I forgot to snap a picture of it before we took it over, but it turned out awesome too! And they loved it and so did their kids!
This has been one of the most enjoyable cakes to decorate. The kids hung on pins and needles waiting for me to finish and they could not stop talking about how awesome it was! And they couldn’t wait to cut into the cake!
Our Halloween Kit Kat Cake is an excellent option for baking with kids, and the perfect center piece to any upcoming Halloween party!
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