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PEEPS Easter Basket Cake

published Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Servings: 16

This PEEPS® Easter Basket Cake is a classic combination of classic yellow cake and chocolate frosting decorated to look like an Easter basket and topped with PEEPS® Marshmallow Chicks and Bunnies and cotton candy.

Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray two 8-inch round pans with baking spray.

Step 2

Beat cake mix water, eggs an oil in large bowl with an electric mixer at low speed until blended, about 30 seconds. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes.

Step 3

Pour into pans and bake 26 to 31 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.

Step 4

Place cooled cake layer on serving plate. Frost with a thin layer of frosting. Top with second cake layer and frost entire cake with remaining frosting.

Step 5

Place cookies or pretzel rods around the cake. Top cake with cotton candy (optional) and PEEPS® Marshmallow Chicks and Bunnies.

Step 6

Tie ribbon in a bow around the bottom of the cake.

Step 7

Make the handle by tucking ends of ribbon into bow ribbon.

Cook's Notes

To make decorated pretzel rods: Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper. Melt 3 squares vanilla almond bark according to package directions. Use a serrated knife to cut 16 pretzel rods in half. Dip one end of each in melted almond bark and place on baking sheet to dry. Sprinkle with rainbow sprinkles.

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