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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2015

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

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Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"I made this for my Granddaughters Easter dinner...it was a huge success. However I bought the yellow bunny peeps by mistake. Since they had petal like ears they worked really well. Thank you for a great recipe that can be changed for different occasions."

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Reviewed Apr. 4, 2015

"Made this for Easter and it turned out so cute! The store was all out of the yellow Easter chick peeps so I bought orange ones and it looks just as nice. :)"

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Reviewed Apr. 3, 2015

"Yes. One box of cake mix equals 2 pans"

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Reviewed Apr. 3, 2015

"I made this with lemon cake mix and homemade lemon icing. The cake was so cute. Lots of compliments. Yes, you use one box of mix and split between two pans."

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