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Peeps Sunflower Cake

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Adapted from Taste of Home

Your favorite yellow cake recipe* (doubled, depending on how many layers you want) or 2 packages yellow cake mix** (or just one, again, dependent on how many layers)
Your favorite chocolate frosting recipe* or 2 cans chocolate frosting
18-20 yellow chick Peeps candies
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Prepare and bake cakes using prepared 9-inch round baking pans (I wanted four layers so I doubled my cake recipe and divided it among four pans; if you make a boxed mix use 2 packages and divide among four pans as well.  Making a two layer cake is also acceptable, no doubling required).

After cakes have cooled, make sure to level the tops so the cakes sit evenly on top of each other.  Spread the frosting between the 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.

*My favorite yellow cake and chocolate frosting recipe belong to a friend of mine, they are not mine to share and have been in their family for years.

**I am often asked about which grocery store boxed cake mix I think is the best.  Hands down I believe it's Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe, Butter Recipe Golden...there is no comparison.

 

- Recipe courtesy of the noblepig.com.

 

 

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