Chocolate and Vanilla Layer Cake

A decadent treat for Dad ...

 

For this recipe you'll need to make use of the following two recipes for the sponge parts of the cake:

 

- Chocolate Cake

- Vanilla Cake

 

Ingredients: 

To make the creamy white icing:

  1. Beat butter, icing sugar, and vanilla essence together.
  2. Add milk a little at a time until you have a creamy, spreadable icing. The icing should not be too soft.
  3. Place the icing in the refrigerator until 20 minutes before required.

To assemble the cake:

  1. Layer the chocolate and vanilla cake alternately with a layer of the icing.
  2. Using the same icing, ice the sides and top of the cake.
  3. Carefully break the Kit Kat chocolate into separate bars. Space the bars neatly around the cake.
  4. Place cake in refrigerator until just before serving. (If the icing gets too soft the Kit Kat bars tends to slide down the side of the cake so work in a cool room as quickly as you can.)

Hint:

  • The Kit Kat chocolate bars decorating the sides of this double-layer chocolate and vanilla sponges make this a special occasions cake.
  • The cake is quite rich so the slices can be much smaller than usual, making it more economical.
  • If possible keep the cake in the refrigerator until ready to serve, especially if it is a hot day.
  • Perfect for the chocolate lovers in your family.
Method: 

To make the creamy white icing:

  1. Beat butter, icing sugar, and vanilla essence together.
  2. Add milk a little at a time until you have a creamy, spreadable icing. The icing should not be too soft.
  3. Place the icing in the refrigerator until 20 minutes before required.

To assemble the cake:

  1. Layer the chocolate and vanilla cake alternately with a layer of the icing.
  2. Using the same icing, ice the sides and top of the cake.
  3. Carefully break the Kit Kat chocolate into separate bars. Space the bars neatly around the cake.
  4. Place cake in refrigerator until just before serving. (If the icing gets too soft the Kit Kat bars tends to slide down the side of the cake so work in a cool room as quickly as you can.)

Hint:

  • The Kit Kat chocolate bars decorating the sides of this double-layer chocolate and vanilla sponges make this a special occasions cake.
  • The cake is quite rich so the slices can be much smaller than usual, making it more economical.
  • If possible keep the cake in the refrigerator until ready to serve, especially if it is a hot day.
  • Perfect for the chocolate lovers in your family.