PEEPS Cake in a Jar

From CONAGRA

Featured Brands: PAM, DUNCAN HINES, PEEPS

Makes 12 servings

 

This Easter Cake in a Jar recipe is made with DUNCAN HINES Yellow Cake Mix, dyed springy colors, and layered in cute jars with whipped cream cheese filling. Top each with a PEEPS Party Cake Marshmallow Chick to get the party started.

 

INGREDIENTS

PAM Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
1 pkg (15.25 oz each) DUNCAN HINES Classic Yellow Cake Mix
1 cup water
3 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 colors pastel food coloring
1 cup heavy (whipping) cream
1 pkg (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 PEEPS Brand Party Cake Marshmallow Chicks

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 11” x 17” rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper.

2.Beat cake mix, water, eggs, and oil in large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until blended, about 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.

3.Divide batter evenly into 3 small bowls, about 1 1/4 cups each. Stir a few drops of food coloring into each bowl to make 3 different colors of batter. Pour each color batter onto one third of the baking sheet and spread evenly.

4.Bake 15 to 18 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. Invert onto work surface and remove parchment paper. Use the rim of a half-pint jar to cut into 24 circles, or break each color into small pieces.

5.Beat heavy cream in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until thickened, about 2 minutes. Slowly beat in confectioners’ sugar until blended. Beat in cream cheese and vanilla until blended. Beat on medium speed until thick and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

6.Divide and layer cake, filling evenly into twelve 1/2-pint jars. Crumble cake scraps and sprinkle onto jars. Top each with a PEEPS Party Cake Marshmallow Chick.

 

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