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Kit Kat Birthday Cake & a RecipeGirl Cookbook Deal!

I have some fun news today! It’s my birthday! Yay! And I made a Kit Kat Cake! Yum!

And I’m super happy to be able to share with you that I’ve signed a deal with Wiley to write The Recipe Girl Cookbook! Wahoo! It will be published in Spring of 2013. I’ve been working very hard writing and testing recipes for the last couple of months for the cookbook, and I have several more months of hard work ahead of me.  It’ll have the similar recipe categories that you find here on the site- both every day sorts of recipes and entertaining recipes too. The vast majority of the recipes in the cookbook though will be brand-new recipes. Only a handful of recipes that are popular favorites on the site will be included in the book. And there will also be a chapter of entertaining menus! It’s all so exciting and unreal and overwhelming and unbelievable!! I’m working with some amazing people to make this cookbook happen. Fun times are ahead :)

Let’s celebrate with cake!

Kit Kat Cake

I saw this idea on the internet somewhere… surrounding a cake with Kit Kats, presenting it with a bow and topping it with M&M’s. I couldn’t get it out of my head, so I had to give it a shot myself.

Kit Kat Cake

It’s really very simple to make. You’ll just need your favorite layer cake recipe (or a boxed mix), frosting, Kit Kat’s, M&M’s and ribbon.

Kit Kat Cake

I think you’ll be surprised just how incredibly easy it is to pull this off. Frost a layer cake just as you would normally do- first one layer, then add the second and frost all the way around. Then stick Kit Kat’s all the way around the cake- they will just stick to the frosting. Then pour M&M’s on top. That’s it!

Kit Kat Cake

I love how the “sea” of M&M’s makes this cake look so pretty. I can envision making this cake on all of the holidays where special-colored M&M’s are available… red, white & green for a Christmas Kit Kat Cake… pink, white and red for a Valentine’s Kit Kat Cake. The possibilities are endless!

Kit Kat Cake

Wrap your brightest, cutest bow around the Kit Kat’s.

Kit Kat Cake

It makes a fun birthday cake.

Kit Kat Cake

And it’s delicious too!  Happy birthday to me!

When I quit teaching and debuted my recipe website back in 2006 and then added the blog in 2008, I never imagined that my life would take such a positive turn… that I would end up with a career that I love so much!  I’m actually excited to wake up everyday and get to work in the kitchen, behind the camera and on the computer.  I pinch myself every single day to make sure this is all real, and I’m so grateful to my readers for making all of this cooking and recipe stuff possible.  And now, a cookbook???  I have so many fun, new recipes to share with you in my book.  It’s tough to keep them under-wraps and not share them on the blog. I can’t wait!!  XOXOXO

Yield: 10 to 12 servings

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 35 min

Kit Kat Cake

This recipe makes enough for three 8-inch round layers OR two 9-inch layers + 6 cupcakes.

Ingredients:

CAKE:
One 18.25-ounce box of chocolate cake mix
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated white sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
4 large eggs

CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
1/2 cup salted butter, at room temperature
3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 pound powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup dark chocolate chips (or chopped dark chocolate)

DECOR:
Three 4.5-ounce Giant Kit Kat Bars (you'll need 36 Kit Kat sticks total)
One 12.6-ounce bag M&M's
Ribbon

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans and line a cupcake pan with 6 liners (you're going to have 6 cupcakes to munch on along with your cake!)

2. In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, flour, sugar and salt. Add remaining ingredients and beat with hand mixer for 2 minutes, or until well blended.

3. Scoop the batter into 6 cupcake liners 3/4-full. Divide the remaining batter into the prepared round pans. Bake the cupcakes for about 25 minutes, and bake the cake rounds about 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then remove the cake layers to a wire rack to cool completely.

4. When the cake is cool, you're ready to assemble. Place one layer on a serving plate, and tuck strips of waxed paper underneath the sides of the cake.

5. Prepare the frosting: In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended. Increase speed to medium, and slowly add milk and vanilla, beating until smooth. Microwave chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30 second intervals. Gradually add melted chocolate to mixture; beat until blended and smooth.

6. Frost the 1st cake layer. Set the 2nd layer on top of the first. Frost the 2nd layer and along the sides of the cake too. Stick Kit Kat's to the sides of the cake, leaving a very small space in between each Kit Kat (1/4-inch). Wrap a bow around the cake, securing the Kit Kat's. Fill the top of the cake with M&M's. Pull out the strips of waxed paper and discard. Use any extra frosting to frost your 6 extra cupcakes.

7. If you refrigerate the cake for a couple of hours or so, it will be much easier to cut and serve. Of course, you'll need to remove the bow just before serving.

Tips:

*You can certainly use your favorite layer cake recipe for this cake. The doctored-up cake mix recipe that is included here is actually quite good!

*You can also use a yellow cake or your favorite flavor... following the same instructions here for jazzing it up.
*Technically, you can use all of the batter in two 9-inch round pans, but it might make the cake too high to work for this recipe. You don't want the cake to stand higher than the height of the Kit Kat's- or they will not be able to act as a "fence" to hold in the M&M's.

Source: RecipeGirl.com (idea seen somewhere on the internet...)

Updated to add… Since I posted this this AM, I found a few different versions of this cake on the internet:
Made in Mel’s Kitchen
Paige’s Pantry
The Tipsy Hostess
And it looks like the original idea came from Cake Central?
Here’s an Easter version too! So How’s it Taste
And a version with fruit on top! Cake Whiz

308 Responses to “Kit Kat Birthday Cake & a RecipeGirl Cookbook Deal!”

  1. postedNov 2, 2011 3:05 AM

    Congratulations, what fabulous news! Your passion for what you do is so clear on the blog and I am so happy for you. What a perfect cake to celebrate with!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:52 AM

      Thank you- yep, I’ve got a bit of passion for all of this. Love every minute of it!!

  2. postedNov 2, 2011 3:06 AM

    What a happy post! Have a wonderful post and many, many, many congratulations on your book deal – I’m sure it’s going to be brilliant!!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:53 AM

      Thanks, I hope so!

  3. postedNov 2, 2011 3:13 AM

    Congrats on your book deal – how exciting!

    This cake is so clever. My kids would love it – as a matter of fact I could probably make it for them right now from all of their Halloween candy!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:54 AM

      thanks! I suppose it would be great to use up extra Halloween candy if you have a surplus of Kit Kat’s and M&Ms!

  4. postedNov 2, 2011 3:52 AM

    Congrats!! This is such wonderful news. I can’t wait until your book comes out! This is such a fun birthday cake! I had this bookmarked from another blog for a while now. Sooo yummy!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:54 AM

      Thanks! I wanted to make the brightest, prettiest, most fun cake ever. And this one worked for me!

  5. postedNov 2, 2011 4:05 AM

    happy birthday my friend! so glad the cat’s out of the bag… and your hair in that pic?! love!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:55 AM

      Thanks sweet friend! Can’t wait until you get a book going yourself! My hair… still needs some work. Next appointment coming up soon!

  6. postedNov 2, 2011 4:16 AM

    Congrats, Lori!! I had a feeling that this was coming. I mean, you deserve it, have earned it, have amazing recipes…and I know it’s gonna be a bestseller!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:56 AM

      Thank you, Averie. I so appreciate you visiting and commenting on my blog, like every single post XO

  7. postedNov 2, 2011 4:17 AM
    jersey Girl Cooks

    Congrats Lori! So happy for you. Have a great birthday!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:56 AM

      Thank you XO

  8. postedNov 2, 2011 4:40 AM
    Dale

    Great Cake and Happy Birthday, it is my Birthday also, so I just might have to make your cake!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:56 AM

      Happy birthday!!

  9. postedNov 2, 2011 5:04 AM
    Karen

    This would be a perfect cake for my DH. Loves choc w choc frosting and M&ms are his favorite candy. Will have to tag this for Feb. congrats on cookbook and your birthday.

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:57 AM

      Thanks! I think most anyone would like this cake. What’s not to like, right?

  10. postedNov 2, 2011 5:07 AM

    Loving this! I keep seeing it on Pinterest… awesome job!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:57 AM

      Thanks! I haven’t been on Pinterest in a while, but perhaps that’s where I saw the idea!

  11. postedNov 2, 2011 5:33 AM

    Hooray! So happy for you, Lori! And happy birthday too! The cake looks delicious, I saw something similar on Pinterest and it definitely caught my eye too.

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:57 AM

      Thanks!

  12. postedNov 2, 2011 5:37 AM

    I think I just fainted. That cake…there are no words.
    *runs to store to buy Kit Kats and M&M’s*

    Congrats on the cookbook deal! I know it’ll be in my kitchen!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:58 AM

      Aw, thanks! I made it, and now I’m trying very hard to forget that it’s still in my refrigerator!

  13. postedNov 2, 2011 5:40 AM
    Janelle

    Congratulations on the cookbook deal! There are tons of bloggers out there who have cookbooks (or have them in the works), even some of my favorites, but yours is the first I’ve come across that I think I would actually consider buying as a supplement to the website. I don’t think a single recipe of yours has ever failed me, either in execution or satisfaction. Yay Lori!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:59 AM

      Wow, that’s a really nice compliment!! Thank you so much!

  14. postedNov 2, 2011 6:05 AM

    Happy Birthday!! And thanks for making *us* a birthday cake on *your* birthday! :) I think I’ll have to make this one for my sweet-toothed younger sister….

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:59 AM

      My family thought it was funny that I made my own birthday cake, but oh well. Had to share it with my readers :)

  15. postedNov 2, 2011 6:42 AM

    Congratulations, Lori! I can’t wait to see what recipes you develop to publish. I’m sure it’s going to be a fantastic book

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:59 AM

      Thanks, Evan!

  16. postedNov 2, 2011 6:46 AM
    Sarah Winkler

    New to your site but I have tried numerous recipes they don’t always look as good as yours but taste amazing. My kids love the pumpkin cinamon roll pancakes. Can’t wait for the cookbook- CONGRATS

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:00 PM

      Thank you, Sarah. The cinnamon roll pancakes are the toughest to get looking just right, aren’t they?? Glad they still tasted good!

  17. postedNov 2, 2011 6:48 AM

    Happy Birthday, Lori, and congratulations on the cookbook deal!! Can’t wait to see it!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:00 PM

      Thanks, Jaime!

  18. postedNov 2, 2011 6:50 AM

    Woot! Woot!!! What FUN and FABULOUS birthday news!!! Yay, Lori!!!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:01 PM

      Thanks! You’re doing a cookie cookbook too, right? We’ll be sure to clink a glass of wine or too on our upcoming TX trip!

  19. postedNov 2, 2011 6:52 AM

    First of all Happy Birthday! Second: That Cake Looks like lots of delicious FUN! Third: Cookbook deal? That is awesome! It is great to see your hard-work rewarded, right? I am happy I found you through Twitter! I am definitely following you now! :)

    So many things to celebrate! Enjoy your moment!

    Paloma.

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:02 PM

      Thank you, Paloma! What wonderful, warm congratulations :)

  20. postedNov 2, 2011 6:54 AM

    Such a fun cake. Congratulations on the cookbook!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:02 PM

      Thanks Barbara… so happy to know you in this world of blogging!

  21. postedNov 2, 2011 6:55 AM

    Happy Birthday Lori and congratulations not the book! I can’t wait to buy it:) Have a great day!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:02 PM

      Thanks! And I’m pretty sure I can score you a free copy ;)

  22. postedNov 2, 2011 6:55 AM

    Happy Birthday and Congrats on the cookbook deal. I am envious :D that is wonderful!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:03 PM

      Thanks so much!

  23. postedNov 2, 2011 6:56 AM

    congratulations!! :) love the cake – I’ve seen that somewhere too, but can’t remember where. Its’ a great idea!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:03 PM

      Thanks! Yeah, I fell in love with the cake idea. It’s one of those things where you think… “why didn’t I come up with that idea myself??”

  24. postedNov 2, 2011 6:58 AM

    How awesome Lori! You can’t ask for much better of a birthday gift than a book deal! Congratulations and wishing you much success and of course Happy Birthday as well!!! I’ll look forward to adding your cookbook to my collection!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:04 PM

      Thank you so much, Renee! I figured my birthday would be a fun day to share the news!

  25. postedNov 2, 2011 7:01 AM

    I’ve seen this floating around the web too. It’s a fun idea! And, congratulations, miss Lori! Can’t wait to get your cookbook in my hands!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:08 PM

      Thanks, Lauren! I’m happy to know you through this world of blogging & Twitter. We’ll meet one of these days, I’m sure!

  26. postedNov 2, 2011 7:02 AM

    I think the original source is here: http://www.madeinmelskitchen.com/2009/09/kit-kat-cake/

    Congratulations!! :D

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 7:07 AM

      Looks like they got it from another source too… tough to say where the original idea came from. But I love it!

  27. postedNov 2, 2011 7:04 AM

    Congratulations and happy birthday!! That cake just gave me sugar overload in a really good way!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:08 PM

      Thanks- and you’ve got that right on the sugar overload part for sure!

  28. postedNov 2, 2011 7:13 AM

    Congratulations! What an exciting time for you!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:09 PM

      Thanks- yes, def exciting!

  29. postedNov 2, 2011 7:13 AM

    That’s amazing news, Lori! Congratulations! Best of luck with your developing, creating and testing. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:09 PM

      Thanks! It’s lots of fun, aggravating at times and rewarding when things go well :)

  30. postedNov 2, 2011 7:14 AM

    I’ve seen this cake around too – Pinterest, probably! :) Congratulations on the book and Happy Birthday!!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:10 PM

      Thanks! Pinterest needs to send you some sort of blue ribbon for participation :)

  31. postedNov 2, 2011 7:15 AM

    Happy Birthday, Lori!! And biggest congratulations on the cookbook deal. Can’t wait to see it in print!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:10 PM

      Thank you!! Me too!

  32. postedNov 2, 2011 7:46 AM

    Happy Birthday, and congratulations on the book deal! The cake looks like the perfect way to celebrate both :)

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:11 PM

      Thanks, and yes… good reasons to celebrate with a bright and fun cake!

  33. postedNov 2, 2011 7:54 AM

    Fun cake, Lori! And congratulations on the book deal! So exciting!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:11 PM

      Thanks, Barbara!

  34. postedNov 2, 2011 8:43 AM
    Rosa

    Congratulations on the book! And OMG…that cake will put in a happy chocolate coma…Oh, I will have to make it soon! Thanks for sharing!

  35. postedNov 2, 2011 8:44 AM
    Rosa

    Oh, sorry! I pressed “enter” before I finished typing! Happy birthday! Hope it’s a fantastic day!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:11 PM

      Thank you so much!

  36. postedNov 2, 2011 8:56 AM

    So glad you have announced the big news! Happy Birthday and I can’t wait to follow your journey!! We’ll have to do some signings together when your book is out!! xoxo

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:12 PM

      Thank you, my sweet friend! I think we’ll have to schedule a book-signing road trip together. How fun would that be??

  37. postedNov 2, 2011 9:01 AM
    Kim

    Happy Birthday Lori! I am SO excited for your cookbook! I have made so many wonderful desserts from your website and everything has turned out beautifully. And this cake……OMG……I am totally making this. :-)

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:12 PM

      Thank you, Kim! Glad you’ve had some great successes!

  38. postedNov 2, 2011 9:11 AM

    holy crap I want that cake!!!

    Congrats Lori!! I am so happy for you. I bet that entertaining section is going to ROCK, you always put together great menus!!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:15 PM

      OH, thank you! I’m very excited about the entertaining menus chapter actually. It’s one of my favorite things to share on my website since I have so many parties with my Gourmet Friends!

  39. postedNov 2, 2011 9:31 AM

    Happy birthday and a huge congrats to you!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:16 PM

      Thank you, Kristen! XO

  40. postedNov 2, 2011 9:41 AM

    LOVE the cake, LOVE you and soooooo excited about your book.
    Happy Birthday my friend :) xxoo

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:16 PM

      Love you too, Marla! And I have no doubt that you will be following with a book soon as well!! Shooting your own photography!!

  41. postedNov 2, 2011 9:46 AM

    First of all – Happy Happy Birthday from one Scorpio to another :) Secondly, CONGRATS on the cookbook deal. Wiley is a fabulous publisher and I’m looking forward to reading The Recipe Girl Cookbook when it comes out!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:22 PM

      Thanks! Happy birthday month to you too! LOVE Wiley and everyone I’m involved with there. They make things so easy.

  42. postedNov 2, 2011 9:51 AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And uh, CONGRATS on the deal! You have a lot to celebrate today!

    I hope you stuck your whole head in that cake.

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:22 PM

      I just adore you. Thank you :)

  43. postedNov 2, 2011 10:01 AM

    Congrats Lori!! How exciting! Can’t wait to have your book in my hands!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:23 PM

      Thank you!!! Me too!

  44. postedNov 2, 2011 10:02 AM

    Woot! Nice job Lori, it was only a matter of time for this big announcement. Can’t wait to celebrate it with you. But HOW will you choose from your millions of recipes? Ahhh, what a cross to bear :)

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:23 PM

      Thanks, Heidi! Yeah, it’s tough to choose, but I’ll include the fun and yummy ones :)

  45. postedNov 2, 2011 10:10 AM

    Yay, Congratulations!! That HAD to happen one day and sure enough the day is here :-) So happy for you!
    And that cake is WICKED!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:24 PM

      Thank you! I think it’s one of those things that you think, “That will never happen to me,” but thankfully it did! Yep, “wicked” is def the word to describe that cake!

  46. postedNov 2, 2011 10:37 AM

    Congrats and happy birthday!!! What a fun cake to celebrate with :) I love the rim of kitkats. yum.

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:25 PM

      Thank you! Kind of fun to celebrate with Kit Kat’s and M&Ms!

  47. postedNov 2, 2011 11:10 AM

    Happy Birthday my dear friend – am so happy for you, the book deal and now a huge and beautiful cake! Bet it tastes as good :) Cheers!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:25 PM

      Thanks, Kiran! I’d share some w/ you if I could :)

  48. postedNov 2, 2011 11:20 AM
    Living The Sweet Life

    That’s fantastic news!! CONGRATULATIONS =) I know your cook book will be stunning and filled with endless amounts of yummy treats.
    Hopefully, this cake makes the cut – – can you imagine how crazy this would make kids at a birthday party?!?!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:26 PM

      Thanks! I think kids would really love this cake as a bday cake. Though it’s way chocolate overload (maybe small slices for kids!)

  49. postedNov 2, 2011 11:49 AM

    I am sure this will be the first of many cookbooks! Congrats Lori! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY too! :-D

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:27 PM

      Thanks, Oh Lordy, I cannot imagine writing a 2nd after being completely absorbed in work right now… but you never know, I guess!

  50. postedNov 2, 2011 12:18 PM
    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids

    Congratulations AND Happy Birthday!! What a great day for you!

    Love the cake idea. Totally pinning it right now!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:27 PM

      Thanks! Yes, it’s a happy day for sure!

  51. postedNov 2, 2011 12:23 PM

    Happy Birthday and Congratulations! What great news…and a beautiful cake. I have my own obsession with M&Ms…so anytime I can make them/top a cake with them…I’m good to go! =)

    Such great news…you deserve it!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:28 PM

      Thanks! It’s a good cake for M&M lovers. And Kit Kat lovers too!

  52. postedNov 2, 2011 12:42 PM

    Yay, Lori! Congratulations on the book (and the birthday!) That cake is gorgeous – imagine how it would look with seasonal M&Ms. Or Cadbury mini eggs for Easter!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 2:17 PM

      Thanks! Oh, I love the idea of using the Cadbury mini eggs!

  53. postedNov 2, 2011 1:37 PM
    Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather

    Huge congrats and happy birthday! That’s going to be exciting having your own cook book coming out.

    And that cake… Too cute!

    • November 2nd, 2011 @ 2:18 PM

      Thank you, heather!

  54. postedNov 2, 2011 2:29 PM
    Joanie from CLBB

    Hippo birdies, 2 ewes
    Hippo birdies, 2 ewes,
    Hippo birdies, dear Lori,
    Hippo birdies, 2 ewes!!!
    (old favorite Boynton cartoon, http://www.sandraboynton.com/sboynton/hippobirdiecards.html)

    Woohoo, Double celebration, congrats (on both) and well-deserved (the book deal, and, well, probably the birthday, too!)!

    • November 3rd, 2011 @ 5:50 AM

      Thanks Joanie, & thanks for following me from CLBB to here :)

  55. postedNov 2, 2011 4:05 PM
    Jachel

    Happy birthday and congratulations!! I must now check my son’s candy bag to see if we have the candy to make this.

    • November 3rd, 2011 @ 5:50 AM

      Thanks- yep, go raid that bag!

  56. postedNov 2, 2011 5:14 PM

    Congrats on the cookbook! Love the look of that Kit Kat cake!

    • November 3rd, 2011 @ 5:50 AM

      Thank you!

  57. postedNov 2, 2011 5:40 PM
    Gisela

    Really cute idea. Kids would love to help make this. And eat it too of course!

    • November 3rd, 2011 @ 5:51 AM

      I love the idea of kids helping. Like building a little fence around the cake!

  58. postedNov 2, 2011 5:44 PM
    Lauren

    Happy birthday and congrats on the book!

    • November 8th, 2011 @ 8:08 PM

      Thanks, Lauren!

  59. postedNov 2, 2011 7:36 PM
    vballer

    happy birthday!
    & congrats!
    i’m going to make this cake this weekend! soo excited!

    • November 8th, 2011 @ 8:08 PM

      Hope you have great success with it- thank you!

  60. postedNov 2, 2011 11:00 PM
    Keri Crovella

    Was just checking out what Recipe Girl had cooking and read about your book! So exciting! HUGE congratulations….and happy birthday, too :0)

    • November 3rd, 2011 @ 5:48 AM

      Hey Keri! Thanks so much!

  61. postedNov 2, 2011 11:08 PM

    Lori!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
    How wonderful!! Can’t wait for the book to come out!!
    Happy Birthday! The cake looks SO yummy!!!

    • November 8th, 2011 @ 8:08 PM

      Thank you :)

  62. postedNov 3, 2011 12:55 AM
    nancyrein

    What a fun cake!! My birthday is today as well but will not have time to make this. Bummer. Would have been fun to take to dinner with us. I will have to make this for one of my kids birthdays. Too cute.

    Hope you have an amazing day.

    • November 3rd, 2011 @ 5:48 AM

      Happy birthday!

  63. postedNov 3, 2011 4:09 AM

    Congratulations Lori!! That is so exciting!! Now that is a cookbook I cannot wait to have in my hands! And, Happy Birthday, the cake looks so awesome. You have much to celebrate!!

    • November 8th, 2011 @ 8:09 PM

      Appreciate that, Joyce! Can’t wait to have it in my hands either!

  64. postedNov 3, 2011 5:29 AM

    MAJOR CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! If you need any recipe testers, I’d be happy to accept that position :D

    • November 8th, 2011 @ 8:09 PM

      Thanks! Man oh Man do I need recipe testers!

  65. postedNov 3, 2011 6:26 AM
    Carol

    What awesome news! Congratulations! I volunteer to recipe test for you as well. How can I pre-order several copies of your book?
    As for the cake…..that is so festive! The chocolate buttercream with cream cheese caught my eye. I’ll be giving that a try for sure.

    • November 8th, 2011 @ 8:10 PM

      Carol- not sure about pre-ordering quite yet… it’s still in the very early stages. I would imagine that I’ll make some sort of announcement as soon as it’s avail for pre-order though!

  66. postedNov 3, 2011 6:29 AM
    Shelley Coriell

    Congratulations, Lori, on your book deal! I love the simplicity, creativity, and humor of your blog and can’t wait to get the cookbook. Traditional publishing is a wonderful adventure with amazing people who care deeply about books and readers. Enjoy the journey!! Hugs and happy writing!

    • November 8th, 2011 @ 8:10 PM

      Thanks so much!!

  67. postedNov 3, 2011 7:11 AM

    Wow congratulations! What an achievement. Bet RecipeBoy is super excited too (will he get a section in the book? :)
    This cake looks epic

    • November 8th, 2011 @ 8:11 PM

      Thanks, Chris! I’m sure that RecipeBoy will be fine w/ it just as long as he gets time in the spotlight too!

  68. postedNov 3, 2011 10:42 AM
    Wendy Bilton

    What a great recipe….Im always looking for something a bit different, and the kit kat cake is just that.

    Well done with the book deal. Please keep us posted as to your progress and I wish you lots of luck.

    • November 8th, 2011 @ 8:12 PM

      Thank you- I agree… I’m always on the lookout for things that are a little different too. I loved this one because it was so easy!

  69. postedNov 3, 2011 11:53 AM
    Kayla @ Sheriff of the Kitchen

    Congrats!!! That’s so exciting!!! Happy Birthday…what a wonderful birthday present.

    • November 8th, 2011 @ 8:12 PM

      Best present ever! Thank you!

  70. postedNov 3, 2011 4:20 PM

    Congratulations on your book deal! I love your website and recipes. I am definitely going to bake this cake. I cannot imagine the look on my 5 year old’s face when she see’s it.
    Thanks

  71. postedNov 3, 2011 4:29 PM

    I love the cake and a huge congratulations to you!!!! Well-deserved, Lori! I can’t wait to see the book now!!!

  72. postedNov 4, 2011 6:42 AM

    How exciting – congrats on your book deal! That cake looks like a great deal of fun – yum!

  73. postedNov 4, 2011 7:32 AM

    Happy birthday, congrats on the book, and I want this cake!

  74. postedNov 4, 2011 9:21 AM
    Mary Beth

    Congratulations on the book! I look forward to buying a copy. :)

  75. postedNov 4, 2011 9:48 AM

    I’m a bit late, but congratulations! I imagine it must be super difficult for you to not include mostly recipes you’ve already posted, being as you’ve probably posted your very favorite things. Will it be available outside of the U.S.? The cake is lovely! Very pretty. :)

    • November 4th, 2011 @ 4:15 PM

      Yes, that will be tough. But you wouldn’t believe how many other ideas have been living in my head for a very long time!! I’ll have to find out about outside the US- I would imagine so, but this is all so new to me that I will have to inquire about that! Thank you!

  76. postedNov 4, 2011 12:32 PM

    I’m so happy for you Lori! It was only a matter of time : )

    On another note, my teen daughter is a chocoholic, she would simply love this cake!!

  77. postedNov 4, 2011 1:41 PM
    Jenn @ Icing on the Cake

    Wow, this cake looks so great! I’m planning on making it this weekend for a potluck and putting pictures of it on my blog, do you mind if I reference your site?
    Congrats on the book!

    • November 4th, 2011 @ 4:13 PM

      Of course! And thank you :)

  78. postedNov 4, 2011 7:16 PM
    sue

    congradulations on the book news, I have seen this cake before and I always say I will make it one of these days, it looks so good.

  79. postedNov 4, 2011 10:28 PM
    Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen

    Lori, Congratulations!! YAY! I can’t wait to see your book–it’s gonna be gorgeous. And of course, a belated happy birthday!! xo

  80. postedNov 5, 2011 5:51 AM

    Congratulations Lori. This is certainly well deserved. Can’t wait to get a copy. The cake looks amazing, it’s always been on my mind too, ever since I saw it :)

  81. postedNov 5, 2011 7:30 AM
    karen@teamrees.com

    When I asked my 10 year old daughter today what kind of birthday cake she would like this year, and she said a Kit Kat cake mom! My heart sank since I have never made nor seen a Kit Kat cake before! And how do you do justice to a Kit Kat…the perfect candy bar!? I googled it and came up first with your gorgeous cake image…she was sold! Imagine my delight when I looked up the recipe and realized how simple it would be to make, I was on board too! Thank you for sharing your birthday cake with us! Happy Happy!!

    Congrats on the Cookbook deal! So very exciting and I am sure anxiously awaited by all of us! I am a bit of a cookbook junkie. Going by your gorgeous mouthwatering pictures…it will not only be a great cookbook, but also one of those I will look through just to google over!

    Best of luck to you!!

    • November 5th, 2011 @ 7:39 AM

      How fun! Happy birthday to your daughter & hope you have great success with the cake!

  82. postedNov 5, 2011 2:27 PM
    Gina B

    CONGRATS on the book deal!! Thats awesome!

  83. postedNov 5, 2011 7:03 PM
    Dana B

    Happy belated birthday!! Congrats on the cookbook deal!!! That is AWESOME! Love the cake; that is beautiful! Now isn’t that an odd thing to say about a cake with M&Ms, but it really is. Love this concept :) Hope your week and year continue to go as well as your birthday has!!

  84. postedNov 6, 2011 2:45 PM

    Aww, I love hearing about when food bloggers make it, and it is wonderful that you are so grateful and appreciative :) Happy birthday to you by the way, and I must say your birthday cake looks delicious! This has gotten me thinking about what cake I want for my birthday…the big 2-0 Yikes!

  85. postedNov 6, 2011 9:36 PM

    Happy (belated) Birthday, Lori! And congratulations on the cookbook! I’ll be first in line to buy one. :)

    • November 7th, 2011 @ 4:03 AM

      Thank you, Mandy! XO

  86. postedNov 7, 2011 12:30 PM
    Amy

    Oh, Lori, this is such fabulous news! I am so proud of you my friend! You deserve every minute of your success! Sending lots of hugs and a big bottle of champagne to you- xoxo

    • November 7th, 2011 @ 12:32 PM

      Thanks, Amy! And I believe you have one coming out too, right?!! yay!

  87. postedNov 7, 2011 2:30 PM
    Ruth

    Happy Birthday, belatedly, Lori!

    I love recipegirl, and I’m so happy to hear the great news about your book deal. Kudos and best wishes.

  88. postedNov 9, 2011 4:55 AM
    Maria

    Hi Lori a couple of weeks ago I made the white wedding cake and asked you if Chocolate cake can be used and came back to see if you had posted an answer to my question and here it is, can’t wait to make this…thank you

    • November 9th, 2011 @ 6:24 AM

      Yes, any cake mix! Sorry- I must have missed that originally!!

  89. postedNov 10, 2011 11:57 AM
    Necia

    This looks sooo delicious! I will be trying this soon!

  90. postedNov 11, 2011 7:07 AM

    Congratulations on the cookbook!!! Wonderful news!!!!!!!!

  91. postedNov 11, 2011 6:05 PM

    Late to the game – as always – but congratulations and happy belated birthday :)
    I’ve been making my way through your blog, and love it!! xx

  92. postedNov 17, 2011 8:42 AM

    Congratulations! That is fantastic news and this would be the perfect cake for my 12 year old!

  93. postedNov 18, 2011 5:31 AM

    love this! sooo cute!

  94. postedNov 20, 2011 5:04 PM

    How ever in the world did I miss this????!!!! OMG I am beyond excited and happy for you!! This looks a lot like the chocolate cake I make with pirouette cookies and a red bow- this version though is so fun! So, so, happy for you!!

  95. postedNov 22, 2011 11:10 AM

    Quite impressive. This is the first of those fun candy-cakes that I would still be interested in eating.

  96. postedNov 28, 2011 12:00 PM
    Robi

    I so love your website and you have inspired me and given me such great ideas!!! May God continue to bless you

    • November 28th, 2011 @ 5:01 PM

      XO thank you :)

  97. postedDec 5, 2011 10:31 AM
    Robin G

    I really want to make this cake but I am having trouble finding Giant Kit Kat bars. Any suggestions?

    • December 6th, 2011 @ 5:57 AM

      They are regular-sized Kit Kat bars, but I bought the giant Kit Kat bars in the candy aisle to save money. They are sold in giant form (along w/ Hershey’s etc), but the Kit Kat sticks are the same size… just more kit kat in the package.

  98. postedDec 6, 2011 6:02 AM
    Robin G

    Thanks Lori! I cant wait to make it for my friends birthday tomorrow!

  99. postedDec 7, 2011 9:39 AM
    Alisha L

    I made this cake for my friends 30th birthday…it turned out really well, and everyone was super impressed! It was so easy to make, thanks for the great recipe!

  100. postedDec 11, 2011 9:13 PM
    gab

    Cake is GORG ! but just wondering- whereeeee do you get those kitkats from ? how tall is each stick ? ive been looking everywhere for them but i cant find !

    • December 11th, 2011 @ 9:20 PM

      They are just regular Kit Kats! Just buy the giant bars of them in the candy aisle so you aren’t paying so much for the individual bars.

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