Sunflower Peep Cake

Photo Credit: Taste of Home

As I was looking through my collection of recipe photos for something to post this week, nothing really inspired me, and since I’m running a little late on the post anyway, I decided I’d just look for something cute from an outside source.  I immediately thought of my husband’s birthday, which is next week!  For those of you who are new and do not know, I have to always make a yellow cake with chocolate icing for his birthday.  It’s his favorite.  It’s what he likes.  End of story! 
Don’t get me wrong! It’s actually one of my favorites too!  But I just can’t blog about the same cake over and over! So for today’s post I thought it would be fun to share an alternative to the plain yellow cake with chocolate icing.  I remember seeing this Sunflower Peep Cake along time ago on Taste of Home.  I can’t believe I never shared it before because it is so cute!
I don’t think I’ll be making one of these next week, as I’m certain that hubby’s birthday is a Peep-Free Zone, but it’s fun to think about just the same!  Hope you enjoy!

Recipe for Sunflower Peep Cake:

Ingredients:
1 package (18-1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix
2 cans (16 ounces each) chocolate frosting
19 yellow chick Peeps candies
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:
Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using two greased and waxed paper-lined 9-in. round baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely; carefully remove waxed paper.
Level tops of cakes. Spread frosting between layers and over the top and sides of cake.
Without separating Peeps and curving slightly to fit, arrange chicks around edge of cake for sunflower petals. For sunflower seeds, arrange chocolate chips in center of cake.
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Comments

  1. Nike@ChooseToThrive says:

    Saw this on Tip Junkie and had to check it out — awesome! So cute!

  2. Christine says:

    This is such a cute cake! I think that I am going to have to make this for my Grandmother as at the ripe ole age of 87, she still loves her Peeps!

  3. Jaime @ PJ's Pastry Shoppe says:

    Too funny that you posted this recipe! I have the Taste of Home Cookbook with this cake in it and I am planning on making it later this month for my Easter Recipes! It's such a cute cake! I'll let you know how it turns out πŸ™‚

  4. I'm your newest follower and I love this entry! So neat and perfect…

  5. Katie's Nesting Spot says:

    That definitely is a fun cake, we made it a couple of years ago. It's also pretty with white frosting and pink or blue peeps for a different flower. My daughter loves peeps and it's one her favorite cakes.

  6. Billie Monster says:

    haha peep-free zone! so cute! What an adorable lil cake! I just wanted to stop by and say hello and thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me! I'm a new follower as well – great blog!

    ~ http://www.billiemonster.com ~

  7. Sounds wonderful!

  8. shopannies says:

    love this idea did you see my peep treat on my blog at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  9. Lark (SparkyLarky) says:

    I would like to invite you to join in on a WEEKLY RECIPE LINK PARTY on my blog:

    http://larkscountryheart.blogspot.com

    "Made it on Monday"
    You can link up every WED.-SAT.

    Hope you stop by πŸ˜‰

  10. Wit,wok and wisdom says:

    Wasn't that amazing?!?!?Well,this is my first time on your blog and your Sunflower peep cake absolutely bowled me over!That was cute!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe.I do have an event running at my space – so drop in sometime and take a peek!I
    'd love to see you link up:)

    Cheers,
    Wit,wok&wisdom

  11. ButterYum says:

    Haha… what a cute cake! Great idea. Can't wait to show this pic around.

    Happy Foodie Friday,
    ButterYum

  12. This is awesome! It's so dang cute!

  13. Well, you picked a good one to post! Sunflowers are my favorite:) What a CUTE cake!

  14. Run DMT says:

    What a fun cake! I LOVE PEEPS!!!! I am so making this! Thank you for sharing this!

    I co-host a weekly foodie meme and I would LOVE for you to link up and share your Peep cake at our Friday Food Fight. Hope to see you in the ring! πŸ™‚

    http://deniseisrundmt.com/2011/04/08/healthy-chicken-and-waffles/

  15. oh my…this is adorable…love the idea! thanks for sharing.

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

  16. That is the cutest thing ever!

  17. Allison @ Alli 'n Son says:

    How cute! And tasty I bet.

    I'd love to have you share this recipe on my weekly link up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/04/07/jelly-bean-cookies/

  18. Herman Grans β™₯ says:

    So cute πŸ™‚ Love it πŸ™‚

  19. Jill @ Women Who Do It All says:

    Cute! I'm featuring this at http://womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com.

  20. Krystine Stephenson says:

    That is such a great idea! It's so cute, great job!

    http://lucyluvinyl.blogspot.com/

  21. craftymamablog says:
  22. jakiesmom says:

    great cake!

  23. Sweet Peas and Bumblebees says:

    So Adorable!!

    I would love it if you would link it up to our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party!!

    Also, stop in for a chance to win our 100 Follower Giveaway {{Beaded Watch & Hobby Lobby Gift Card}}

    Alisa
    Sweet Peas and Bumblebees
    sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

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