If you’ve looked much at food stuff on the internet lately, I’m sure you’ve ran across this cake idea by “Taste Of Home.” Of course, their version has yellow Peeps, and mine would have too if Wal-Mart had had any yellow Peeps. As it turns out, they didn’t have any, so I bought pink and purple ones. As far as the Peeps are concerned, just get the birds, and you’re good to go.
This cake can be made with one boxed cake mix and two cans of icing, if you wish to do it that way. (No one would think less of you if you did.) But, if you’re more adventurous, and you want to make it all from scratch, then you’ve come to the right place. I’m going to tell you how to do that.
For those of you waiting for another story or poem, hold out for tomorrow because I’ll be taking care of both of those then. Today we will have a little bit of fun with Easter, and tomorrow will be the real Reason for Easter. But as you make your cake, you can reflect on the wonderful gift Christ has made available for you by what He did on the cross some 2,000 years ago. Praise Him for it! Thank Him for it!
Deep Dark Chocolate Cake
by: Bonnie Stacks Procop from the 2nd Edition Plumerville Homecoming Cookbook
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup boiling water
- Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed.
- Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).
- Pour into greased and floured 9×13 pan.
- Bake at 350-degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- (Can be baked in 2 (9-inch) layer cake pans for 30 minutes.) – This is what you will need to do for this particular cake.
- Cool, then frost.
by: Mary Johnson from the same cookbook (I, however, altered it slightly to make it chocolate.)
- 1 (8 oz.) box of cream cheese
- 1 box (3 1/2 cups) powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 stick butter
- 5 tbsp. cocoa (added by me)
- 3-4 tbsp. milk (added by me)
- 1 cup nuts (Not used for this cake)
- 1 cup coconut (Not used for this cake)
- Cream together cream cheese and butter.
- Sift in powdered sugar. Mix well.
- Add cocoa, vanilla, and milk.
- Mix until smooth.
Peeps Flower Cake
by: Taste Of Home
- 18-20 Peeps
- Two 9-inch round cake layers
- Chocolate chips
- Place one of the layers of the cake on a plate.
- Ice only the top of the layer.
- Carefully place the second layer on top of the first.
- Ice the top and sides of the entire cake.
- If using one color of Peeps, place entire rows around the edge of the cake with out breaking each row. Just curve them slightly to arrange.
- If alternating colors, pull Peeps apart and place them individually around the edge of the cake.
- Carefully place chocolate chips in center of cake, to make it look somewhat like a sunflower.