Mini Easter Peeps Cakes

by jerseygirl on April 21, 2011 · 18 comments

The other day I attempted to make donuts with my new Wilton donut pan. Instead we had a little mishap. The mishap resulted in a perfect way to make little Easter cakes. I filled the pan too much so one side looked like a giant cupcake and the other side looked like a giant cupcake with a hole in the middle. Perfect size for a Peep or some jelly eggs. See what I mean.

All you have to do is get your favorite boxed cake mix and follow the instructions to make the batter. This makes enough for 12 cakes. I always add buttermilk instead of water to the mix. This gives the cake a more homemade flavor. I baked them for about 12 minutes at 375 degrees or until they were golden and sprung back from the pan.

My kids and I frosted the cupcakes with the easy to use canned frosting and I also added some green food coloring to a bowl of shredded coconut. The ingredients weren’t homemade but very easy for kids to use.

We added Peeps in the middle and some of our favorite Starburst jelly beans. How cute are they? I used the leftover green coconut to use as grass on the plate. Now we have a whole family of little Peeps cakes. Actually they were all eaten and we have none left. Bye, bye Peeps cakes!

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Dan April 21, 2011 at 6:18 pm

I have the exact same pan but I've never used it. Now I know what to do!

Maris (In Good Taste) April 21, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Oh my goodness, these are simply adorable! Happy Easter!

RJ Flamingo April 21, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Too freaking cute for words! And you did exactly what I would have: Oh, look! There's a cavity. Must fill it with something! 😀

Pegasuslegend April 21, 2011 at 9:38 pm


Katrina April 21, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Cute, fun and nice save! 😉 Happy Easter!

LaPhemmePhoodie April 22, 2011 at 8:49 am

They are so cute!

The Japanese Redneck April 22, 2011 at 9:44 am

They turned out cute for an accident.

That Girl April 22, 2011 at 1:29 pm

These are so freaking cute!

teresa April 22, 2011 at 5:58 pm

such a cute idea, i love how you used that pan!

Leslie April 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Great minds think alike! I did something similar last month! Too cute!

Stacey Snacks April 25, 2011 at 10:55 am

I like the peep cakes way better than the donuts! These are adorable!

kat April 25, 2011 at 11:26 am

A cute use for a mistake!

Patsyk April 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Simply adorable! I love how you came up with such a fun way to decorate them!

fittingbackin April 25, 2011 at 7:04 pm

oh. my. gosh. these are amazing!

Recipe Contests April 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

I love when cooking misadventures turn into success! These look fantastic! Have you tried using the pan for anything else? I'd love to see what sort of things you use it for!

Ciao Chow Linda April 26, 2011 at 11:12 pm

I like how you made something wonderful out of what many would have considered a failure. They are simply too cute for words.

New Jersey Memories April 27, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Oh my gosh, they are adorable. They must be delicious!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] April 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm

That's absolutely adorable!!

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