Easter-tastic Peeps Cake

Easter-tastic Peeps Cake

It’s that lovely candy-filled time of year again: Easter! When Señor Bunny comes hopping along this time, why not greet him with an adorable Peeps cake that your family and friends will love?


I use a simple one-bowl chocolate cake (recipe below) to make this Easter treat, but you could also use a boxed cake mix of any flavor or even brownies. It would be extra cute to use sanding sugar that matched the Peeps on the top for a cohesive look, though the pastel Easter sprinkles make for a festive look as well. You could also frost the cake with marshmallow fluff to turn it into one enormous Peep! The width of the Peeps bunnies make for any easy measure when you’re cutting the cake; it’s not often you get to specify slice size by bunnies… Happy (early) Easter!

Easter Peeps Cake

  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 boxes Peeps bunnies
  • Frosting of choice
  • Sprinkles or sanding sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Spray 2 8″ cake pans with non-stick baking spray.
  2. Beat all ingredients in mixer on low for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high for 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  3. Divide batter evenly between cake pans. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until tops are set. Allow cakes to cool for 10-15 minutes, then turn out of their pans.
  4. Level cakes if necessary, then stack the cakes with a generous layer of frosting in between. Spread a thin layer of frosting around the outside of the cake. Generously frost the top of the cake.
  5. Adhere bunnies around the sides of the cake, using the side frosting as glue. Add sprinkles or sanding sugar to top of the cake.

3 thoughts on “Easter-tastic Peeps Cake

    1. Thank you! I had to make it into an Easter tradition after it was a hit with our family and friends last year. Plus, it’s a great way to not worry about your frosting job 😉

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