I have been seeing these all over blogland and I have really wanted to make one. Well this weekend it happened. We were having a family get together at my dad and Lisa's house with Mikey, myself, dad, Lisa, my in-laws Mary and Leonard, my brother Chris and his new wife Sandy as well as her parents Mark and Debbie. I figured if there was ten of us we probably would not die from eating this cake.
We started with this stuff:
I do not usually use cake mixes but someone gave us a bunch for a wedding gift. Peanut butter M & Ms and 12 Kit Kat bars.
9 inch cake rounds, oiled and floured.
Then we covered it in Ganache, which sounds intimating but it is just 1 cup of heavy cream brought to a slight boil and you slowly add 9 ounces of shaved semi-sweet chocolate. Wisk until smooth.
Cover the bottom round with Ganache, pour it into the center and spread outward. Add top round.
Smooth the Ganache on the sides and add Kit Kat bars, snapped into 2 bars each.
Pour M&Ms on top. A lot of people use a whole bag we only used half.
We added the ribbon as we had to travel and hour with the cake but while other people had discussed the Kit Kats being to heavy for the frosting, the Ganache held them just fine. We put it in the fridge for an hour before we left to have it set up a bit.
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