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Hi everyone! I wanted to share the birthday cake that I made for my chocolate candy-loving daughter this past weekend! It didn’t occur to me at the time to do a blog tutorial on the cake, but the cake is so simple to put together that I’m going to just tell you about it ;0) — File this one away for a day when you need something quick, fun, and chocolatey!
(Click the links below for recipes!)
I whipped up a chocolate cake, chocolate buttercream, and peanut butter frosting for the filling (optional) — I wanted a smallish cake but nice and tall– so I went with three 6 inch round cake layers. After assembling and frosting…it stood approximately 5 inches tall.
I frosted the cake with a coat of chocolate buttercream (I did not apply it very thick). Then, before the frosting had a chance to crust, I pressed Kit Kat sticks all the way around. You’ll want to snap them apart individually so that they can easily conform to the curve of the cake as you make your way around. If the Kit Kats are not breaking easily for you, you can freeze them for a few minutes.
*Kit Kat cakes are all over Pinterest and so you should definitely check out all of the variations for more inspiration! Since my daughter loves Peanut Butter Cups AND since our cake was nice and tall, I had just enough space at the bottom to sneak in a row of mini peanut butter cups. Hooray!
Once everything was placed, I swirled chocolate frosting rosettes over the top with a 2D piping tip, and piped a quick shell border of chocolate buttercream with a Wilton tip 21.
Here’s the cake! The peanut butter cup on top made a nice birthday candle holder too ;0)
I was so happy with how this cake came out–and how quickly it came together! Even more, my daughter and her friends loved it. I hope you’ll give it a try too. See you next time!
Hi everybody! Today we are sharing another of our favorite recipes~ Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cake! There are so many amazing flavor pairings when it comes to chocolate cake, but peanut butter & chocolate tops my list! If you make this cake, your family & friends will beg you to make it again and again. It is just THAT good!
All that you need is a great chocolate cake, a fabulous peanut butter frosting for your filling, and the perfect chocolate buttercream frosting. And guess what? I have links to all of our most favorite recipes below–you will not be disappointed. Let’s just take a second to stare a little more closely….. ;0)
We made three (8 inch) cake layers which stand approximately 5 inches tall. Our cake is garnished with mini Reese’s cups, and we combed our chocolate frosting with an Ateco cake comb for a ridged effect. The shell borders and peanut butter rosettes are piped with a Wilton star tip 21.
Here’s a final look at the cake that you must make as soon as possible! ;0)
Classic Chocolate Cake -This cake recipe is moist, stable enough to hold up to fondant, works great with cupcakes, and has just the right amount of richness!
Peanut Butter Buttercream! – **I make 1 1/2 recipes when using for this cake. This frosting recipe is peanut buttery perfection! I cannot be left alone with a bowl of leftovers. It is too good!
Classic Chocolate Buttercream – Perfect for this cake (or any cake for that matter!) ;0) — Pipes well, crusts, and it is full of flavor. It’s my go-to chocolate frosting!
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