This is also a novice cake makers dream, why, because it so easy to make.
This cake is my lazy cake, if I need to make a cake and I don't feel like putting in hours and hours of effort I would make this.
The cakes are fool proof, super easy to make. The ganache needs no skill to apply as it is completely covered with the Kit Kats and M&M's, you won't see any flaws.
It can be made days in advance, which allows you to make it calmly, no panic.
But it can be an expensive cake to make. So whether you are on a budget or not, if you are planning on making this cake, watch out for sales on Kit Kat Blocks and M&M's in advance, even pay attention to sales on the chocolate in the cake ingredients and ganache, truly if you can get them on sale you would save a bundle. And you can shop weeks in advance.
20cm round cake tin
22cm round cake tin
30cm prepared cake board or plate
1 x Chocolate Mud Cake recipe
1 x Triple Choc Marble Mud Cake
2 x Chocolate Ganache (see my chocolate mud cake recipe)
2 x 380g packets M&M's
7 x 170g blocks Kit Kats
Bake the Chocolate Mud Cake and the Triple Chocolate Mud Cake up to 5 days before needed.
As for the ganache, you can make it and spread it over the cakes days before needed. Ganache actually will last as long as the use by date is on the cream. I generally like to do it the day before only, but you can make it days before if your cream expiration date is way past your party date.
Decorate your cake board, however you like. Place a dollop of ganache in the centre of your cake board. Cut out a piece of baking paper the size of your largest cake, place it on the dollop of ganache.
Trim the tops of both cakes, so you have a smooth, flat top.
Place the chocolate mud cake on the baking paper, spread it carefully with some ganache (you don't want to dirty the cake board. The top of the cake can be a thin layer of ganache, but around the sides, I like to spread it a little thicker, so the Kit Kats have something to stick to.
Top with the Triple Chocolate Marble Mud Cake, be careful to centre it. Spread with the ganache on the top and sides. This time don't go too thick on the sides as the Kit Kats need some space, you just need enough for the Kit Kats to stick.
Place the Kit Kats around the top cake first, push onto the ganache.
Then place the Kit Kats around the bottom cake.
Make sure you have two nice rounds of Kit Kats. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set the kit kats to the ganache.
Once set, you can take the cake out of the refrigerator and leave it out until needed. Place a ribbon around the base cake to 1. look pretty and 2. Keep the Kit Kats from moving.
On the party day I pour in the M&M's to fill to the top, it needs to be full to look nice.
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