Donkey Kong Kit Kat Barrel Cake

20130914_193700After watching this episode of YouTube’s Nerdy Nummies I knew I needed to replicate this cake for my Brother’s Bachelor party! For the cake tops I ended up finding Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong figurines at Toys R Us. Donkey Kong was first introduced to the Nintendo series in 1981 in the game Donkey Kong. Diddy Kong, Donkey Kong’s nephew, was introduced next in 1994 game Donkey Kong Country. Finally, Dixie Kong, Diddy’s girlfriend, was introduced in 1995 in the game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest.


For the chocolate cake I used’s One Bowl Chocolate Cake III recipe, which you can view here. The ingredients used are:

2 cups white sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water


The directions are taken right from the recipe!

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two nine inch round pans.

2.In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Stir in the boiling water last. Batter will be thin. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.

3.Bake 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

From there I used raspberry jam for the filling of the cake and then iced the entire cake with store bought chocolate frosting.



DSC_0751To create a barrel look Kit Kats are used to surround the chocolate cake. Also, I purchased black licorice for the rims of the barrel. Tip: Keep the chocolate bars in the fridge until you’re ready to use them! Otherwise they’ll be melting in your hands as you put them on the cake. Also, be careful when breaking them apart. I had a few break in half.

It’ll look something like this:


From there all you have to do is wrap the licorice around, place your Donkey Kong figurines on top, and I also added banana flavoured runts to finish the look!



About Dave

I'm a 26 year old marketing enthusiast from Ontario, Canada. I graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Commerce, and I'm currently a media buyer / planner for a marketing firm in downtown Toronto. Some of my interests include marketing, blogging, photography, travelling, coin collecting and reality TV. Also, I'm an avid Blue Jays fan. You'll find me catching a game whenever I can.
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