Halloween Kit Kat® cauldron cake

    A simple recipe, easy enough for the kids to make, but looks amazing.

    Jenowuk

    Oxfordshire, England, UK
    2 people made this

    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 cake

    • 150g butter
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 150g self-raising flour
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • For icing and filling
    • 100g icing sugar
    • jam, marmelade, or lemon curd
    • 50g butter, softened
    • food colouring of your taste
    • 2 (9x20.7) gmultipacks dark chocolate Kit-Kat® fingers
    • sweets to decorate

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, then mix in all the other ingredients.
    3. Pour into a greased round baking tin and bake until golden brown and a knife dipped into the cake comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool.
    4. For the icing mix the icing sugar and butter until smooth. Mix in a few drops of food colouring.
    5. Once cool, slice the cake in half horizontally, and add a layer of jam, marmalade or lemon curd, topped with a layer of butter-icing. Coat the sides and top of the cake with the remainder of the butter icing. (If you like a lot of icing, scale up the amounts to ensure you cover the entire cake).
    6. Unwrap your Kit-Kat bars, and place each pack of two fingers inward facing around the outside of the cake until you fully surrounded the cake. Add a few sweets on the top to add some interest. Tie a ribbon or piece of strong twine around the outside to hold the biscuits in place until the icing sets.

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