The birthday boy wants CAKE!

My son turned 10!
That in its self was HUGE – let alone the MASSIVE cake I made him.

So with his excitement on becoming a double digit human meant there needed to be a monsterous cake, and his exact instructions were – ginormous, must have chocolate, banana, caramel and KitKats. And all that- it did have!
YEP you read that right, it was a cake with everything desirable by my 10year old. And let me tell you, the crowed of people it fed did not walk away empty handed nor with empty stomachs HA!

It’s all about the layers:

So here I have used a basic cake batter and substituted some flour for cocoa powder with milk instead of water.
I had watched a you tube video on how to make caramel out of condensed milk. Now I was skeptical because every time I’ve mDe caramel it’s been with sugar on the saucepan and add your butter etc.
However I desperately wanted to trial this condensed milk method. And it worked well to a consistency I was happy with. The flavour not so much. But hey, I tried it and if you didn’t want to make your own or didn’t know how to then this condensed milk would be perfect for you.

Here’s how-
1 tin of condensed milk
Saucepan of water, to the boil.
Peel the label off of your condensed milk and leave the tin(unopened) sit in a saucepan on medium heat for 3 hours. Remember to top up any water evaporated. Once the 3 hours is up, you must let the can cool in the water for up to 6hours or in my case I left it over night. If you open the tin after being in the saucepan it will explode from being under pressure.
Open your tin of condensed milk and Whoopie! It’s turned to caramel. I added a sprinkle of salt to my caramel.

Once the cakes were cooled I cut them to size. Whipped some cream, and sliced some bananas. Everything was ready to roll!
Taking the plunge I, managed to have my base layer ready and smothered it in a generous amount of whipped cream and a thick drizzle of the salted caramel all over. Then placed another layer of cake and repeated the same process. On the middle layer I used cream and the sliced bananas. Then continues to layer more cake and cream and salted caramel until I reached the top.

Time to cover the cake in delicious chocolate ganache and surround it by four flavours of KitKats – peppermint swirl, white & milk swirl, cookies and cream & milk chocolate.

Finish by freezing halved bananas and dip them in melted chocolate and sprinkles. Once ready to serve place them on top of your cake.

My son loved this cake – and I guess it’s the main thing!!

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