Sunflower Centerpiece

"Shortcut is the name of the game when making and taking this dessert to a picnic, potluck or church social, where it will be the center of attention!"
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  • 1 (8 inch) one layer chocolate cake
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chocolate frosting
  • 12 cup chocolate chips
  • 15 individual Little Debbie Boston cream rolls


  • Make a chocolate layer cake from your favorite mix or recipe. Use 8" round pans.
  • Place one layer of cooled chocolate cake in center of 16" pizza pan or platter. You can freeze the other layer for a future use.
  • Frost with 1 can of chocolate icing.
  • Arrange chocolate chips on top only of cake to resemble sunflower seeds.
  • Unwrap Boston Creme cakes and arrange around chocolate cake.
  • Note: Preparation time does not include making and baking a layer cake.

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  1. I made this for a party. It was every bit as beautiful as the picture! It is more than a cake ~ it is a centerpiece. Thank you for the clever idea!
  2. Wow i tryed it and i loved it good job who made this.
  3. This would be WONDERFUL with Twinkies.
  4. It's lovely.. it just doesn't taste very good
  5. It was very delicious and pretty! I would make this recipe again!


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