Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Peeps Easter Garden Cake!

Photo: PEEPS
PEEPS are the candy of my childhood, especially around Easter. So today I thought I'd re-post this darling (and easy) PEEPS Easter Garden Cake. It's a lovely centerpiece for Easter lunch, dinner, or brunch. Recipe is from the PEEPS recipe site. The recipe calls for a Betty Crocker cake mix (since it's originally a Betty Crocker/General Mills Recipe), but you can use your favorite cake mix or your favorite chocolate cake recipe and icing recipe from scratch.

PEEPS EASTER GARDEN CAKE

Ingredients
1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist Devil's Food cake mix
Water, oil, and eggs called for on cake mix box
1 container Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs  (I use Famous chocolate wafers)
1 can (6.4 oz) Betty Crocker green decorating cake icing
8 to 12 PEEPS® marshmallow bunnies (different colored bunny peeps are fun!)
1 can (6.4 oz) Betty Crocker orange decorating cake icing

Directions
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
Make cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool in pan on cooling rack until completely cooled, about 30 minutes.
Spread chocolate frosting on top of cake; sprinkle with chocolate cookie crumbs.
Use green icing to make garden rows, using photo as guide.
Insert toothpick halfway into base of each PEEPS® marshmallow bunny. Insert bunnies, toothpick side down, into cake.
Use orange and green icings to make carrots on cake, using photo as a guide.
Cut into 4 rows by 3 rows to serve.

How easy is this?

3 comments:

Susan Bernhardt said...

Cute cake! Our library hosts a Peeps diorama contest every year. All ages can enter and people from town vote on their favorite diorama. The contestants are go crazy with their creativity. Some of the dioramas are amazing.

Janet Rudolph said...

I love Peeps dioramas. So sorry the Washington Post isn't doing it this year. Here's a link to "The Birds" dioramas. http://mysteryreadersinc.blogspot.com/2017/04/peeps-dioramas-birds.html

Susan Bernhardt said...

The birds are very nice. If I ever think of it and get a chance, I'll take a few photos and send them to you. I'm not sure when the contest is, you'd think it would be now. Some of the dioramas I've seen in past years would blow your mind. :) They are very intricate.