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Need a cute Easter Dessert?  Serve this cute Cake Easter Basket made with XL kit kat candy sticks . The cake is decorated like an Easter Basket filled with marshmallow peeps and candy Easter eggs.

Easter Kit Kat Basket is made with XL Kit Kat candy sticks on sides of a 6″ round chocolate cake.  Kit Kat’s create an Easter basket filled with Marshmallow Peep bunny and Easter Eggs.  Wow.. why not use Kit Kats for the sides of a cake to make it look like an Easter basket.  Add a dark brown pipe cleaner handle and you have a basket!   Tis the season for Easter and Spring!  Your kiddos will love this fun cake and you will enjoy making it.  Read or check video to see how to create this cute cake.

How to Make the Kit Kat Easter Basket

Kit Kat® Easter Basket Ingredients

Gather the following materials for this cake:

Baked and frosted 6″ chocolate cake

Kit Kat® Crisp Wafers-XL

Vanilla frosting, (tinted green) & Chocolate frosting

Large marshmallow bunny peep

Coconut-tinted green

Food coloring gel- green

Candy chocolate eggs

12 Dark brown pipe cleaners

Chocolate candy eggs or Easter candies of your choice

Easter wired edge ribbon

Cake stand to display cake

Step 1: Frost Two Layer 6″ Cakes  & Kit Kat’s

You can bake your own cakes in a 6 ” round cake pan or purchase a 6″ round already made cake.  Either way you will also need a can of chocolate frosting.  The frosting will act like the “glue” to attach the Kit Kats.®  Allow your cake to cool completely before adding the frosting.

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Chocolate frosted two layer cake for Kit Kat Easter Basket
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Kit Kat candy sticks added to sides of chocolate frosted cake

Add the X Large crisp wafers, separated sticks and add one at a time to the sides of the frosted cake.

Frost top of cake with green buttercream frosting be careful not to coat the Kit Kats.

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Frosting top of Easter Kit Kat Cake with off set spatula. Note the cake is frosted with chocolate buttercream before the green frosting is added.

Step 2: Easter Kit Kat Basket Grass and Leaves

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Piping green frosting leaves on sides of basket cake. Use leaf tip # 352 to pipe the leaves around the edge of the cake, hiding the tops of the kit kat’s.

After you have the kit Kats on the sides of the cake, top the chocolate frosted cake top with a thin layer of the green frosting.  To tint frosting, place white buttercream frosting (home made or canned) in a small bowl.  Add a couple of drops of food coloring gel to get desired green color.  You will also tint the coconut by placing in a zip lock baggie with a few drops of food coloring gel.  Shake bag until coconut is coated evenly.

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Add coconut to the top of the cake for grassy look.

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Step 3: Easter Bunny Peep & Candy Eggs as Garnish

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Add a toothpick to the underside of the bunny peep and insert in center of cake. I found this large 3″ bunny peep  in a  3 per package at some grocery stores or online.

To make handle, twist together 12 dark brown pipe cleaners to form a U shape. Wrap ends with plastic wrap and insert into sides of cake top.

Garnish cake with candy eggs or candies of choice.  Tie a pretty ribbon around the center of the kit kat’s for a grand presentation.

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Bunny Kit Kat Cake with final touches.

How to Make an Easter “Kit Kat” Basket|Video Recipe

  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes + 20 minutes Decorate
  • Total Time: 90 minutes
  • Yield: 12-1 inch servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert- Easter
  • Method: Baking-Decorating
  • Cuisine: American



16” round-2 layer baked chocolate cake with chocolate frosting

44.5 ounce XL Kit Kat Crisp Wafers-separated

1-large bunny peep or chocolate standing bunny

½ cup chocolate frosting

1 can vanilla frosting- tinted green

2 cups grated coconut- tinted green

Assorted Easter candy eggs-tested Hershey’s milk chocolate eggs

12 dark brown pipe cleaners, twisted together to make handle-optional

1½ yards of wired edge Easter decorative ribbon- optional

Piping bag with leaf tip-optional



  1. Bake or purchase 6 inch 2 layer cake. Frost baked cake sides and top with chocolate frosting.
  2. Separate the X-long Kit Kat’s into individual sticks.  Attach each stick-flat side facing cake vertically to side of frosted cake with sticks touching each other to create the basket look. If necessary, add chocolate frosting to flat side of Kit Kat and attach to side of cake.
  3. In vanilla frosting container, tint frosting with green food coloring.  Place coconut in zip lock bag and tint with green food coloring, toss coconut inside the bag until coconut is totally tinted.
  4. Spread thin layer of green frosting over the chocolate frosting on cake top, sprinkle with tinted coconut.
  5. In piping bag with leaf tip fill with green frosting.  Pipe leaves around upper edge of cake over and on top of Kit Kat sticks.
  6. Place toothpick in base of bunny peep and center bunny on the cake.  Surround bunny with other Easter candies.  Add basket handle and decorative ribbon if desired.
  7. Basket handle is made with dark brown pipe cleaners, twisted together.  Wrap ends of pipe cleaner with plastic and insert into cake top.
  8. Serve cake on white ruffled 8″ cake stand.  Stand found at Pier 1 Imports.


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Easter Kit Kat Basket with ribbon

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