Cakes Desserts Easter

Easter Kit Kat Cake

April 19, 2011

I’ve had this cake planned for weeks to bring to work for Easter. I couldn’t wait for them to see my Easter Kit Kat Cake. After my cousin posted a similar cake on Facebook, I thought it was the cutest ever. Almost too cute to eat! The inspiration for this cake came from one that had M&M’s as the topping. You could really almost use any candy bar you like as the outer edge, and top with any candy you like! For Easter, I thought it would be fun to make it look like an Easter basket. I colored some coconut and sprinkled the top with Cadbury Mini Eggs.

Easter Basket Kit Kat Cake

So, how’s it taste?

I used a box cake mix for this to make it super easy. My favorite box mix/tub combination is yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Feel free to make your cake and icing from scratch. You’ll need enough for a two-layer, 8″ or 9″ cake. Any flavor combination would work for this treat. Strawberry, coconut, German chocolate. Whatever you feel like pairing with a Kit Kat! My coworkers loved it. It was so pretty, no one dove into it like they usually do. I finally had to be the one to make the first cut. It was as delicious as it was pretty. Sure to be a hit at your Easter shindig!

Easter Kit Kat Cake

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Easter Kit Kat Cake


your favorite cake
your favorite icing
22 (.49 oz. size) Kit Kat bars (I bought 3 packs of 8 of the snack size)
sweetened coconut flakes (I used about 1/3 to 1/2 of a 14 oz. bag)
green food coloring
Cadbury Mini Eggs


1. Bake your favorite cake recipe for a two-layer, 8" or 9" cake. (For this cake, I used Duncan Hines yellow cake mix.) Make sure to even out your layers so there's some room left at the top for your coconut.

2. Frost with your favorite icing. (For this cake, I used Duncan Hines chocolate icing.)

3. Press the Kit Kat bars around the cake gently.

4. Place the coconut in a zippered plastic bag. Add drops of green coloring (I used 4) and close the bag. Shake until the color blends evenly. Add more coloring if necessary.

5. Sprinkle the coconut over the top of the cake. Add the mini eggs.

6. Tie a ribbon around the Kit Kat bars.

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  • Kelly April 19, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I love this! So cute, and actually easier than it looks. I have a TON of left over toasted coconut from a pina colada cake recently, so I may have to try this. How is it to cut it? You take off the ribbon first right? But do you cut through the Kit Kats?

    • Leah April 19, 2011 at 8:45 am

      Yep, take the ribbon off first. It’s pretty easy to cut as the Kit Kat bars are only two pieces together, so I cut a slice between them. It makes for a slender piece, but it works!

  • Janet Foster April 19, 2011 at 11:23 am

    That is too cute!!! Love the Kit Kat’s.

  • Nina April 19, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    OMGoodness – this is brilliant! Looks way too good to even cut into!

  • Sherrie April 19, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    This is absolutely BRILLIANT! I have got to make this!

  • Lesley Eats April 21, 2011 at 9:18 am

    That is so awesome. So many of my favorite things in one cake. 🙂

  • Jamie April 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Just shared on my blog Facebook page. I LOVED this cake!

    • Leah April 22, 2011 at 6:05 pm

      Thanks for the shout out!

  • Angela April 24, 2011 at 12:12 am

    This is a really cute idea that’s very easy and fun to decorate. I’d say that any beginner can create this beautiful cake with these easy-to-follow steps. Thanks for sharing your idea.

  • Mandie April 24, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    they have edible Easter grass now that doesn’t taste terrible

  • Stacey April 25, 2011 at 2:15 am

    What an absolutely amazing idea!

    Um, do you have a calorie count for this?

    • Leah April 25, 2011 at 8:24 am

      Ha, ha! I could probably count up the calories, but it won’t be pretty. My philosophy is if you have to ask, it’s not in your budget, lol!

  • Elsie April 26, 2011 at 3:57 am

    What a clever idea to decorate a cake! I bet it will work just as well for a birthday party if you change the colour of the coconut to suit any party theme. By adding small plastic toys or figures made from modeling paste according to the theme, this cake will be a big hit amongst the party guests.

    Thanks for sharing this.

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  • Carolyn May 14, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Kit kat cake is fantastic. Can’t wait to try it myself. Thanks for the idea.

  • Brandi February 23, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Question! How do you go about cutting into it?

    • Leah February 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      Hi Brandi! Take the ribbon off first. It’s pretty easy to cut as the Kit Kat bars are only two pieces together, so I cut a slice between them. It makes for a bit smaller piece than normal or you can take some of the Kit Kat bars off a section right before you cut it, if you want a bigger piece.

  • Kim March 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I love this idea! However is there Any substituted for the coconut?

    • Leah March 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      You could probably pipe fake grass on with icing using Wilton tip #233. It’s designed to pipe out small strands of icing that look like grass. Or maybe try just a dirt route by crushing oreos on top to look like the dirt!

  • Printabelle March 28, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    This turned out so lovely. I wanted to let you know that I featured you in this round up at: If you would like a featured button, I have one here on my About page:

    • Leah March 29, 2012 at 9:15 am

      Thanks so much!

  • Marybeth April 1, 2012 at 8:06 am

    I like white cake with cool whip topping & coconut, do you think the Kit Kats will stick to the cool whip? Thank you.

    • Leah April 1, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Hi Marybeth! I’ve never tried it with cool whip, but my guess is that it wouldn’t support the weight. Since cool whip is so light, I think you’d have the Kit Kats moving around and I’m not sure the toppings would hold up without a sturdy wall of Kit Kats.

  • Kerry April 1, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Has anyone tried with the White Chocolate Kit kats for a white fence?

    • Leah April 1, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      I haven’t seen one yet, but I bet it would be cute!

  • Cassie April 5, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I don’t see how you used two layers and mini kit kats. Weren’t the layers way to tall. I’m in the middle of making this now and with the reg. Size kit kats I only need one layer of cake. Lol I’m so confused !

    • Leah April 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      Hi Cassie! I used the snack size kit kats. You can see in my picture how the grass comes up a bit where the top layer is “domed” on the top. From pictures I saw using regular kit kats, they stuck up a lot so I opted for the snack size. If you were making the cake that has the design of filling up the “basket” with M&M’s, you might want the taller ones. But the snack size works great for this Easter version.

  • Joell April 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I used edible easter grass instead of coconut and it worked great!

    • Leah April 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      Oh I bet edible grass is so cute and works great for folks who don’t care for coconut!

  • julie February 23, 2013 at 10:38 am

    I’m going to make this cake for Easter..looks really yummy

  • christina February 25, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    What do you mean by two layer cake??

    • Leah February 25, 2013 at 6:36 pm

      It’s two layers of cake, with icing in between them.

  • mindy February 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I love this cake! So adorable! I’m keeping this idea for Easter. Thanks for sharing

  • Eileen February 26, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    It seems that if you broke each KitKat in two they would go on just as easily but you could cut larger slices of cake. Look at me wanting bigger pieces already.

    • Leah February 26, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      I have no complaints with bigger slices of cake!

  • Art February 28, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I will have to try this for Easter, and I am saving the Reciepe, Thank you sooo much, it is just great.

  • debbie February 28, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Where do you buy edible Easter grass?

    • Leah March 1, 2013 at 7:22 am

      I’m not sure. I’ve never bought it. Maybe try somewhere like Michael’s or a specialty store.

    • Jaedyn March 14, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      They have some at walmart in the Easter aisle!

  • Beth February 28, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    This is darling!!! I have a new set of square cake pans and I am going to do this cake with it .. thank you !

  • Becky March 19, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Where did you get the ribbon from?

    • Leah March 19, 2013 at 11:09 am

      That particular one I bought at Walmart. Just about any ribbon would work.

  • Becky March 19, 2013 at 11:17 am

    thanks but I dont think they have walmart in england but i’ve been looking online and can’t find any multi coloured ribbon, only single colours, do you know any website I could buy some from?

    • Leah March 19, 2013 at 11:24 am

      I personally haven’t purchased ribbon online. may have some or Nashville Wraps ( is a good place to try. I’m not sure of where they ship though.

  • Becky March 19, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Thanks for the link, but I looked and they didn’t have any multi-coloured ribbon but thank you anyway

  • Becky March 19, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    did you use dessicated coconut?

    • Leah March 19, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      I used sweetened coconut flakes.

  • Hillevi March 24, 2013 at 9:10 am

    I made this for my family at our pre easter dinner last night, with a passionfruit filling. Everyone loved it! Thanks for the idea 🙂

  • miranda March 30, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    i love this cake design but was wondering how well the kit kats stick? They seem like they might keep falling off. Is the trick in the type of frosting?

    • Leah March 30, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      They stick pretty well and the type of frosting doesn’t matter. The ribbon helps to keep them in line as well.

  • Vikki March 30, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I made this tonight for Easter tomorrow, it came out amazing and was soooo easy. Now I cant wait to eat it 🙂 thank you for the amazing idea 🙂

  • I Cook AND Code July 9, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Thank you for this recipe! My aunt tried it and it turned out great 🙂

    I also wanted to let you know that I shared this recipe


  • P.Emily October 24, 2014 at 4:11 am

    Thanks for the recipe! i read it from another blog and click to the link and see your blog! thanks again! (i like this funny and cute cake so much)

  • Diane Adamo Casselliu November 16, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Love this cake! Absolutely adorable. I have 5 kiddos that would love it..Going to have to give it a try

  • Monica Dubsky February 22, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Oh my! This is perfect.

  • Theresa March 23, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Hi 🙂 your cake is awesome… I am
    planning on making it for Easter.. I bought
    all the ingredients.. Including the 22 snack size kit kats..
    I’m just worried that a two Layered cake with frosting in
    the middle will be so much larger then the size of the small kit kat
    .. Are they Doubled under the ribbon? But then
    you would need 44? I’m just worried that I will not
    have enough and I will be sending my husband
    scrambling on Easter morning looking for kitkats..
    Thank in advance for any advice 🙂

    • Leah Short March 24, 2015 at 9:37 am

      Thanks, Theresa! What is listed in the ingredients and what you see in the pictures are what I used. I can’t remember if I used an 8″ or 9″ pan for the cakes though. That is a double layered cake and I used the specified Kit Kats. They aren’t doubled. I’ve seen some people use regular Kit Kats, but they really stick up. You could always use those and put more coconut on top to fill it up.

  • Sandy Morgan March 27, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Can you put the coconut grass on earlier in the day ? Just wondering if it stays nice or gets soggy or anything?

    • Leah Short March 28, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      Hi Sandy! Yes, you should be able to put the coconut grass on earlier. It shouldn’t get soggy for several hours.

  • Sandy April 1, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Beautiful cake. Do the kitkats get soggy over time?

    • Leah Short April 1, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Hi Sandy! Yes, eventually they will, but should be good for several hours. I’ve never had a cake last long enough for them to get soggy though!

  • Marvin September 14, 2016 at 2:43 am

    Good work! The cake looks beautiful, and it jut makes me comfortable! I believe you are good at using colors.