Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunflower Easter Cake

Sunflower Easter Cake

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This adorable Easter cake decorated with yellow Peeps and chocolate chips is such an ingenious way to make a lovely cake that looks like a Sunflower.

This cake was designed by Bethany Eledge from Cleveland, Tennessee. It's another one of those treasures I found at Taste of Home. Great job, Bethany!

When I see these simple but effective decorating ideas, I can't help but mentally slap my forehead and say, "Now why didn't I think of that?" I'm not overly creative myself, so I'm glad there are folks like Bethany around who can come up with great recipes like this one.


What you'll need:

  • 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

How To Throw It All Together:

  1. Grease and line 2 9-inch round cake pans.

  2. Make the cake following the directions provided on the box. If you want to make the cakes from scratch, go for it. Cool cakes in pans for 10 minutes when removing them from the oven. After 10 minutes, place the cakes on cooling racks to finish the cooling process and then remove the waxed paper.
  3. If necessary make the tops of the cakes level by slicing off any mountains and valleys.
  4. Frost the cake completely, between the layers as well as the top and sides.
  5. Don't tear the Peeps apart! Curve each section of Peeps around the edges of the cake to create Sunflower "petals." Arrange chocolate chips all over the top of the cake to make sunflower seeds.

Isn't that a very easy but impressive idea for a really pretty Easter cake recipe? I think so! If you make one yourself, show it off on our Easter Dessert page.

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