A Peep-Inspired Cake Just In Time For Easter

April 15th, 2019

A Peep Inspired Cake Just In Time For Easter
A Peep Inspired Cake Just In Time For Easter

In New England, sporadic rain showers make springtime the least photogenic season for outdoor shoots. So, I thought I’d give you a peep indoors as I prepare for the upcoming Easter holiday! 

Nothing brings me back to childhood Easter egg hunts quite like Marshmallow Peeps and Russell Stover Marshmellow Eggs. With nostalgia in mind, I’m sharing a peep-inspired cake recipe with you!

Plus, to add springtime flair to your space, I’ve listed some of my home decor picks below.

 

Double Layer Peep Inspired Cake
A Peep Inspired Cake Just In Time For Easter!
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CAKE
  1. 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  5. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  6. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  7. 1 cup buttermilk
  8. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  9. 2 large eggs
  10. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  11. 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
DECORATING
  1. 2 jars of frosting
  2. 4 boxes of Peeps - yellow, pink, blue & purple
  3. 1 container of Oreos
  4. 1 container of chocolate wafer cookies
  5. 1 container of carrot sticks
  6. 1 container of white popsical sticks
CAKE
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° & butter two 8-by-2-inch round cake pans
  2. Use an electric mixer fitted with a paddle, to mix the flour with the sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt at low speed.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the buttermilk with the oil, eggs and vanilla.
  4. Next, slowly beat the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and then slowly beat in the hot coffee until fully incorporated.
  5. Finally, pour the batter into the prepared pans.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes and let the cakes cool in the pans for 30 minutes.
DECORATING
  1. I like to let my cakes cool for a few hours before frosting. Once completely cool, set your bottom cake layer on a plate with the flat side facing up. Spread a generous amount of the frosting over the cake to the edge.
  2. Next top the cake with the second cake layer. Have the rounded side facing up frost the whole thing.
  3. Next transfer cake onto your cake stand and line the bottom of the cake with peeps rotating colors to create a pattern.
  4. Finally create a Peep's garden above by lining an area with popsical sticks, sprinkling crushed Oreos to create dirt, and stacking chocolate wafer cookies to create iconic garden boxes.
Adapted from Ina Garten
Adapted from Ina Garten
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Spring Treats: 

 

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Gardening Into Spring:

 

 

Easter Tablescape:

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