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Peeps Sunflower Brownie Cake

Your favorite brownie mix, baked in a round pan, frosted with chocolate buttercream and topped with chocolate chips and yellow Peeps to look like a sunflower.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownie cake, frosted brownie cake, peeps sunflower cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 48 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes
Servings 14 servings
Calories 194kcal
Author Lise Ode

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 1 brownie mix, prepared according to package (I used Krusteaz Gluten Free Brownies

For the chocolate buttercream

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces powdered sugar about 2 1/4 cups
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the decoration

  • 14 yellow marshmallow chicks I used PEEPS
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

For the cake

  • Grease and line an 8-inch round cake pan with parchment paper. Prepare brownie mix batter according to manufacturer's instructions. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake according to package directions or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool.

For the frosting

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat softened butter on medium speed with an electric mixer. Turn up to medium high and beat for 3 minutes until smooth and creamy.
  • With the mixer running on low, gradually add the powdered sugar/cocoa mixture, milk, and vanilla extract. Increase to medium high speed and beat for 3 minutes.
  • Note: If the frosting is too thick, you can add a little more milk. Just add one tablespoon at a time, then mix thoroughly until you get the consistency you like.

For the decoration

  • Place brownie cake on serving plate. Frost the cake. Add the yellow marshmallow chicks around the edge and fill the center with chocolate chips. It's ready to serve. Store covered at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg