2 cans (16 oz. each) chocolate frosting*
19 yellow chick Peeps candies
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Prepare and bake cake according to package directions using 2 greased and waxed paper -lined 9 inch round baking pans.** Cool for 10 minutes before removing layers from pans and placing on wire racks to cool completely; carefully remove waxed paper.
- Level tops of cakes. Spread frosting between cake layers and over top and sides.
- Without separating Peeps and curving slightly to fit, arrange chicks around edge of cake to form sunflower petal. For sunflower seeds, arrange chocolate chips in center of cake.
*I would make my own chocolate frosting. You can find the recipe here.
**I would just spray my pan with Pam and not use the waxed paper.
If you are my kids, you would know that I adore Peeps. So of course I love this recipe. I got this recipe out of the April 2012 Reader's Digest Magazine. The article says you can get more Easter recipes by visiting: rd.com/april
I just read a review from tasteofhome.com here and someone posted this suggestion in case you want to make this cake this summer: If you want to make this in the summer, buy the Peeps and freeze them.A few days after Easter you will get them for 75% off!