I made this cake for my lovely friend’s birthday, mainly because he bet his girlfriend that she would never make it for him. So maybe she cheated a little, because she got me to make it, but oh well. It was like diabetes on a plate and it was delicious. Also a perfect distraction from the dissertation hell we are currently going through (only one week left YAAAYY%$$^%$%£”$£).
I would say this cake should be served in small slices because it is super sweet, but it just happens to create perfect slices every four kit kats… and yes, we are all going to die of obesity.
150g self-raising flour
75g Galaxy drinking chocolate powder
180g caster sugar
2tsps baking powder
3 large eggs
3tbsps of hot water
Galaxy drinking chocolate powder
Large packet of MnMs (or other sweet of your choice)
A butt load of Kit Kats (my cake took 19 two-fingered ones)
Firstly make the two chocolate sponges. Preheat the oven to 175⁰C and line two 20cm cake tins with parchment.
In a large mixing bowl measure out all of the cake ingredients, except for the hot water. Use an electric whisk to combine everything into a smooth batter.
Divide between the two tins and bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, or until springy to the touch and a toothpick pricked in the middle comes out clean.
Once the cakes have completely cooled, you can begin to decorate. First of all you need to make a large amount of icing so cream a generous blob of butter in a large mixing bowl.
Add a couple large spoonfuls of the galaxy powder, depending on taste, and cream into the butter. Sift icing sugar, adding small spoonfuls of hot water as needed until you’ve made a decent amount of butter cream.
Add the second cake and cover the top in icing, leaving about a quarter of the butter cream left over.
Get your Kit Kats. If you’re a numpty like me and bought 4-fingered ones instead of 2-fingered then carefully chop them in half. There may have been a few Kit Kat causalities that ended up being eaten, totally by accident of course. You could use any flavour of Kit Kat here that you wanted- white, dark, orange, mint - go nuts. I won’t tell you that I couldn’t find the other flavours of Kit Kats in ASDA and that’s why I went for all milk because that would just be silly…
Slap a bit of icing onto the bottom half of each Kit Kat, pretending like you’re a master plasterer and then gently press it up against the side of the cake. Carry on all the way around until the cake is completely surrounded.
If you have any icing left over slap it onto the top, then generously sprinkle the brightly coloured confectionery of your choice! This cake is great because it’s so easy to make, but looks really impressive. And don’t say I didn’t warn you that it’s sweet.