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Brighten up your Easter Celebration with a Peeps Sunflower Cake

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Peeps Sunflower Cake

Peeps are everywhere right now and in every color imaginable. So while they’re here, I’m enjoying finding fun ways to use them {did you see our PEEP STUFFED BROWNIES} What better way than a Peep Sunflower Cake? It’s bright, happy and sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. This is a quick and easy dessert that even the kids can decorate on their own.

I made a mini version by using  4″ spring form pans, pictured above {and then just baked extra cupcakes for the kids with the leftover batter}, but you can easily make this in a regular sized cake pan for a more dramatic presentation.

You can choose whatever flavor cake you prefer. I went with a Devil’s Food, cut the cakes in half, and then spread homemade LEMON CURD between the layers for a special surprise.

Peeps Sunflower Cake
What you’ll need:
1 box cake mix {flavor of your choice, plus ingredients to make cake}
2 containers of chocolate frosting
chocolate chips {enough to fill center of cake, I used a combination of regular sized and mini chocolate chips}
2 packages of yellow peeps

What to do:
1. Bake cake{s} according to package directions. Allow to cool completely.

2. Place bottom layer onto serving tray, spread a layer of icing on top. Top with second layer of cake. Continue icing until cake is complete.

3. Arrange peeps around the edge of the bottom layer. Place chocolate chips in center in circular pattern.

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Paula Jones started her blog, Bell'alimento, in 2009 as a place to share her recipes with her friends and family. Along with her delicious recipes being a staple on Babble's Food channel, Jones has been featured on sites such as: Saveur, CNN’s Eatocracy, The Cooking Channel, and The Washington Post.

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6 thoughts on “Brighten up your Easter Celebration with a Peeps Sunflower Cake

  1. Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies says:

    Well now this is just frackin’ adorable! What a great idea for Easter!

  2. Kerry says:

    Super cute idea…

  3. DessertForTwo says:

    This is so adorable! What a great idea! This is perfect for the kids’ table at Easter. And the adult table really… :)

  4. trish says:

    I linked to this on my PEEPs blog today – Thank you!

  5. Julia says:

    I would use chocolate covered sunflower seeds instead of chocolate chips. Not exactly guilt free, but soooo good!

  6. Linda says:

    Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I included your Awesome Tutorial in my post “Lovin’ Our Peeps” over at I just love that cake!

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