Double Chocolate KitKat Oreo Cake - Dinner With Julie

Double Chocolate KitKat Oreo Cake

  

July 30, 2013

Note: don't buy the family-sized KitKat bars, which tend to have shorter fingers. The top of the cake could be filled with M&Ms or any other small candy or cookie (try chocolate Teddy Grahams!). Made with a base cake from Add a Pinch.

  • Makes: Serves 16.

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 3/4 cups sugar

3/4 cup cocoa

1 tsp. instant coffee or espresso powder (optional)

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup milk

1/2 cup canola or other mild vegetable oil

2 large eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

1 cup boiling water

10 KitKat bars

1 bag mini Oreos

Chocolate Frosting

1 1/2 cups butter

1 cup cocoa

5 cups icing sugar

1/2 cup milk (plus extra if needed)

Directions

1Preheat the oven to 350F and butter two 8" or 9" round cake pans.

2In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, instant coffee, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the milk, oil, eggs and vanilla and whisk or beat until well blended; gently whisk or beat in the boiling water.

3Divide the batter between the pans and bake for 30-35 minutes, until the tops are springy to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

4To make the frosting, beat the butter and cocoa until smooth; gradually beat in the icing sugar and milk, adding a little extra milk if needed to achieve a fluffy, spreadable consistency. Spread on top of one layer, then place the second layer on top and spread the entire outside of the cake with frosting. Break the KitKats in half and place in twos around the entire outside of the cake. Fill the top with mini Oreos or other candies.

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