Make a Peanut Free Kit Kat Cake filled with Nut Free Smarties!
sugar cookie dough
semi-sweet chocolate chips
Milk Chocolate Chips
Regular Sized Kit Kat Bars
. Preheat oven to 350. In bowl, knead flour into cookie dough until combined. Stir in 2/3 cup semi-sweet chips until just combined. Coat an 8" round cake pan with cooking spray. Press dough evenly into bottom of pan. Bake 17-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely in pan, on rack.
In large pot bring 1 cup cream to a full boil. Remove from heat; stir in milk chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Cool until tepid, appx. 10 minutes.
In bowl, beat 3 cups cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold 1/3 of whipped cream into milk chocolate mixture to lighten. Fold in remaining whipped cream until just combined. Refrigerate mousse until ready to use.
Melt remaining semi-sweet chips. Line 9" round cake pan with plastic wrap so that it hangs over edges 3". Center cookie in pan. Break Kit Kats into single pieces and dip ¾" of bottom side into chocolate. Press against side of cookie next to pan, to form side of cake, holding each one in place for a few seconds, to adhere. Repeat with enough Kit Kat pieces and remaining chocolate to surround cookie. Cut 6 Kit Kats into ½" pieces and coarsely chop remaining. Set aside separately.
Carefully spread ½ of mousse over cookie base, sprinkle with chopped Kit Kats. Spread with remaining mousse, mounding toward center.
Wrap long, rolled up piece of plastic wrap around outside of Kit Kats to help support sides. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours or overnight. Cover with plastic wrap after freezing 1 hour. Let stand in refrigerator 15-20 minutes before serving.
If transporting the cake, transport when the cake is still frozen!! (Otherwise, do it at your own risk!! : )
In bowl, beat remaining cream with sugar until soft peaks form. Pipe rosettes or mound around edge and in center of cake. Garnish with reserved Kit Kat pieces.
Hint: A 9" springform pan can be used in place of the 9" cake pan (in step #4). If you do this, it isn't necessary to wrap the cake with plastic wrap in step #6. The springform pan holds the pieces really well.