Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
I found this in TOH, originally submitted by Bethany Eledge
- 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package yellow cake mix
- 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1⁄3 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1 1⁄3 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 2 (16 ounce) cans chocolate frosting
- 19 yellow chick marshmallow peeps
- 1 1⁄2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using two greased and waxed paper-lined 9-inch round baking pans.
- Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely; carefully remove waxed paper.
- Level tops of cake.
- Spread frosting between layers and over 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.
- Yield 12 servings.
Super cute! I used a box mix for speed (I'd usually bake from scratch), and my favorite chocolate frosting Recipe# 140056. Set the kid to filling in the spiral of sunflower seeds (math in action! Fibonacci sequence!) and we have an adorable cake to share at a potluck the day before Easter. Thanks for sharing!
Everyone remarked on how cute this cake was. (oh yeah, they said it tasted good, too) :) I found this recipe in the Taste of Home magazine also. I knew I had to make that cake when I saw the picture; simply adorable. I did not use the wax paper; I don't like to line my cake pans with it. Unfortunately, I was out of parchment paper, so I used some of the non-stick spray with flour in it. Also, I only used 1 container of frosting, and it was plenty. Great results with little effort. Thanks! :)
Very easy to make & pretty! I made this cake for Easter and used Miranda's Milky Way Cake recipe #110942.