Kit-Kat Cake

How cute is this cake?! Not only does it look awesome, but it’s really simple to make! I made this cake for my husband’s birthday one year and it was a hit!

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Ingredients:

1 box of your favorite cake mix

4 large packages of Kit-Kat Bars

One 12.6 oz. bag of candy (M&M’s, Reese’s, etc.) You can also use fresh fruit.

Color Ribbon of your choice

Directions:

1. Prepare cake mix as directed on the box. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.

2. Divide the batter into the prepared round pans. Bake the cake rounds about 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then remove the cake layers to a wire rack to cool completely.

4. When the cake is cool, you’re ready to assemble. Place one layer on a serving plate, and tuck strips of waxed paper underneath the sides of the cake.

5. Frost the 1st cake layer. Set the 2nd layer on top of the first. Frost the 2nd layer and along the sides of the cake too. Stick Kit Kat’s to the sides of the cake, leaving a very small space in between each Kit Kat (1/4-inch). Wrap a bow around the cake, securing the Kit Kat’s. Fill the top of the cake with your choice of candy. Pull out the strips of waxed paper and discard.

Sticky Buns

Ok, so this isn’t your normal sticky bun recipe. It literally takes 5 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake. Super easy!!

Ingredients:

1-2 tubes Pillsbury Grands buttermilk biscuits

3 Tbsp. butter, melted

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 cup pecans, optional

1/4 cup chopped almonds, optional

Instructions:

Spray bundt pan with a non-stick spray. (I used just a small cake pan)

In a bowl, combine the melted butter and syrup; set aside.

In another bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts (optional).

Place half of the syrup mixture in the bottom of the bundt pan and sprinkle half of the brown sugar mixture on top. Lay biscuits, evenly saved and overlapping, in the bottom of the pan to form a ring. Pour the remaining syrup on top of the biscuits and then sprinkle the rest of the brown sugar mixture over top.

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Bake at 375 degrees F for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for about 1 minute in the pan, then invert onto a large plate or serving platter.

These sticky buns are great for a simple breakfast or dessert. Enjoy!

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