Peeps Sunflower Cake Recipe
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Peeps Sunflower Cake Recipe

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The inspiration for this cake came from one of my favorite flowers, the sunflower. The yellow peeps make eye-catching flower petals, and I carefully placed chocolate chips in a circular pattern to resemble the seeds in the middle of a sunflower. This cake is easy, but looks quite impressive. —Bethany Eledge, Cleveland, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) chocolate frosting
  • 19 to 20 yellow chick Peeps candies
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (assorted sizes)

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 702 calories, 33g fat (12g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 502mg sodium, 97g carbohydrate (73g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein


  1. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions, using two parchment paper-lined and greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks; remove paper. Cool completely.
  2. If cake layers have rounded tops, trim with a long serrated knife to make level. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake.
  3. For petals, arrange Peeps around edge of cake, curving slightly and being careful not to separate chicks. For sunflower seeds, arrange chocolate chips in center of cake. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Peeps Sunflower Cake in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p67

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Reviewed May. 10, 2016

"Went over GREAT at Easter!! Had fun making it, too!"

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2016

"So cute!"

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"Oh so fun & fabulous for Easter!

- Theresa"

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2015

"I have made this cake several times. It is so simple, but so darn cute!"

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2015

"I used my own cake recipe but this was a cute presentation."

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