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Peep Cake For Easter

It’s been a tradition now for the past five or six years to make a Peep 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! 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 wound up looking at the picture 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!

Ingredients:

Peeps – I try to find as many different colors of Peeps as possible!

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)
Frosting
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup softened butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Directions:

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. 

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. Place Peeps on the outside rim of the cake, alternating colors. Next pour the coconut shreds on top of cake frosting and top with jelly beans!

Enjoy! Wishing you all a Happy Easter!

 

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