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Monday, April 4, 2011

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:

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


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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