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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  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 🙂

  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!

    ~ ~

  7. Sounds wonderful!

  8. shopannies says

    love this idea did you see my peep treat on my blog at

  9. Lark (SparkyLarky) says

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

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

    Hope you stop by 😉

  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:)


  11. ButterYum says

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

    Happy Foodie Friday,

  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. 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! 🙂

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


    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.

  18. Herman Grans ♥ says

    So cute 🙂 Love it 🙂

  19. Jill @ Women Who Do It All says

    Cute! I'm featuring this at

  20. Krystine Stephenson says

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

  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}}

    Sweet Peas and Bumblebees

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