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Peep Cake For Easter

It’s been a tradition now for the past five or six years to make a marshmallow Peeps Cake for Easter. Siella and Gemma have become quit the chefs in the kitchen and so look forward to making this each and every year! I know carrot cake is traditionally a dessert for Easter celebrations, but we like to try new things. Funny story how we started making this cake too. A friend of mine sent me a photo of it, and said I dare you to make this for me for Easter next week. I looked at the picture of the cake recipe she sent and wound up making two that year, dropping off one of them at her house. She laughs at me each year when she sees I’m making it again!

I just purchased all of the ingredients for this years cake, and cannot wait to get into the kitchen with girls to make this. I like to make a yellow cake for the inside, but feel free to get creative and make whichever flavor you like the most! If you’re really talented and can cut it into a bunny shape for an Easter cake idea, that would make for an incredibly fun recipe. This is the perfect dessert to make if you have kids and such a delicious Easter dessert full of bright colors for the whole family to enjoy!

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Peeps – I try to find as many different colors of Peeps as possible! If you can find bunny peeps, even better!

Bag of coconut shreds

Jelly Beans

Green Food Coloring

For the cake! (you can totally buy box cake if you’d like)

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar (I also substitute with Truvia which is about 1 cup)
3/4 cup softened butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk (I use oat milk)
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup softened butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
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Cake: Heat oven to 350°F. Grease pan. In medium bowl, stir dry ingredients flour, baking powder and salt until well blended. In another bowl, beat granulated sugar and 3/4 cup softened butter with electric mixer on medium speed. Beat in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and eggs until well blended. Add flour mixture and 1 1/4 cups milk, beating well. Pour batter evenly into pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Be sure to cool before frosting. Boxed cake mix also works well in a pinch for your Easter celebration to make a delicious cake! At the end of the day, cake batter is all the same and this peep cake would even make for great Easter peeps cupcakes.

Frosting: In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed. Stir in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the milk. Add in just enough remaining milk to make frosting smooth.

Decorating: This is the fun part. Pour about a cup of coconut shreds into a bowl and dye them green. Once your cake is cooled spread vanilla frosting all of cake. Make sure this is a thin layer of frosting, as the marshmallow candy will fall of if it’s too thick. So if you go with a cream cheese flavor, you’ll want it thin and cool, not room temperature! Place Peeps on the outside rim on the sides of the cake, alternating colors. Next pour the coconut shreds on top of cake frosting and top with jelly beans! This is one of our favorite Easter desserts and we are so excited to be sharing this fun cake with you all! We hope you have so much fun making it and enjoying it!

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This post was originally published March 28th, 2022*

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Enjoy! Wishing you all a Happy Easter!

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