I always have tons of Halloween candy from my kids and this is a great way to use up Kit Kats®. I served this at Thanksgiving for those who didn't want pie. Everybody loved this cake. Frosting will be like a syrup but will thicken as it cools.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
additional:
25 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Frosting:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray the inside of a fluted tube pan (such as Bundt®) with cooking spray.

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  • Combine 4 cups flour, baking powder, and salt together in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add 2 1/2 cups sugar, 2 cups softened butter, milk, eggs, and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract to flour mixture; lightly stir with a spatula to moisten ingredients. Mix on low speed until batter is evenly combined, about 3 minutes.

  • Toss candy bar pieces with remaining 1 tablespoon flour in a bowl until coated; fold into batter. Spread batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out moist with crumbs clinging, about 1 hour. Cool in pan for 25 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

  • Combine 1/4 cup white sugar, evaporated milk, 1/4 cup butter, chocolate chips, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract together in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer until frosting is thickened, about 5 minutes. Pour frosting over cake.

Nutrition Facts

545 calories; protein 6.5g 13% DV; carbohydrates 64.2g 21% DV; fat 30g 46% DV; cholesterol 129.1mg 43% DV; sodium 508.9mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2020
We all enjoyed this cake. It is very dense and like the other reviews it is basically a vanilla cake with crushed candy inside. I agree that you can double the candy if desired. The candies do take a back seat to the dense cake. I used Kit Kats Whoppers and Twix- basically a bunch of leftover Halloween candy which is what I wanted to use up. You can mix and match with any chocolate candy to your tastes and it won't ruin the cake. This is not a recipe that I would go out and buy Kit Kats for to make over and over again throughout the year but I think this will be a yearly tradition for us to make out of Halloween candy. Thanks for the recipe! Very tasty! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2020
Made this for fun this weekend and although it tasted pretty good some adjustments need to be made. The recipe as written needs to be used with a 10" Bundt pan or two smaller pans. Using a non-stick spray is not usually a good idea for a pan and cake like this so I suggest butter and flour instead. Cook time will be between 75 and 90 minutes. Stand mixer is nice but not necessary though I do suggest using a hand mixer to thoroughly combine the ingredients. The Kit Kats should be doubled or they get lost in the batter. This really isn't a Kit Kat cake more like a vanilla cake with Kit Kats. The frosting is okay and does pour nice over the cake. Over all the flavor was pretty good and making it was pretty fun. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2020
Made this for fun this weekend and although it tasted pretty good some adjustments need to be made. The recipe as written needs to be used with a 10" Bundt pan or two smaller pans. Using a non-stick spray is not usually a good idea for a pan and cake like this so I suggest butter and flour instead. Cook time will be between 75 and 90 minutes. Stand mixer is nice but not necessary though I do suggest using a hand mixer to thoroughly combine the ingredients. The Kit Kats should be doubled or they get lost in the batter. This really isn't a Kit Kat cake more like a vanilla cake with Kit Kats. The frosting is okay and does pour nice over the cake. Over all the flavor was pretty good and making it was pretty fun. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2020
We all enjoyed this cake. It is very dense and like the other reviews it is basically a vanilla cake with crushed candy inside. I agree that you can double the candy if desired. The candies do take a back seat to the dense cake. I used Kit Kats Whoppers and Twix- basically a bunch of leftover Halloween candy which is what I wanted to use up. You can mix and match with any chocolate candy to your tastes and it won't ruin the cake. This is not a recipe that I would go out and buy Kit Kats for to make over and over again throughout the year but I think this will be a yearly tradition for us to make out of Halloween candy. Thanks for the recipe! Very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2014
Used light brown sugar...next time use 1/2 teaspoon baking powder...used buttermilk...did not add any kit kats...50 mn ". 325 Read More
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