Fun PEEPS® Christmas Cake

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On Friday I had my reward party for my students who had good behavior in December.  The theme was Christmas and as always I made a ton of fun Christmas themed desserts for the kids.  I made some chocolate popcorn, red and green cookies, and peanut butter cookies.    However, the favorite dessert of all was the red and green layered cake decorated with the PEEPS® Holiday collection.

Fun PEEPS Christmas Cake with red and green layers!

In order to make a festive cake I simply divided a white cake mix in half and dyed half red and the other half green.   I stacked them on top of each other and then frosting them with white “snow” frosting.  I put the PEEPS® Trees, Snowmen, and Gingerbread Men around the outside edge of the cake.  Then I decided to build a winter scene using the PEEPS® Minions on top.

PEEPS Christmas Cake

I placed on of the marshmallow snowmen on top of the cake and put two Minions in front of it so it looked like they were building the snowman.   I used frosting to glue mini marshmallows to their arms for snowballs.   On the other side of the cake I placed a Minion and a gingerbread man laying down making snow angels.    My last Minion was riding his PEEPS®Milk Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookie Flavored Chick sled down the side of the cake

.Red and Green PEEPS Christmas Cake!

I then needed a few finishing touches.   I placed some icing on the cake with mini marshmallow snowballs all over the top.   I used some red icing to put Santa hats on a few of the Minions.   Then I used red and green icing to create a simple but festive border around the entire cake.

2 PEEPS Minions building a PEEPS snowman on a fun Christmas cake

The results were so cute!   I took the cake to school and the kids loved it!   They were arguing over who would have which of the PEEPS® on their cake.  The cake was actually the only dessert that was totally eaten by the students and they even had fun doing that!   I caught several of them playing with their PEEPS® while they were eating their desserts.

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Fun PEEPS Christmas Cake with red and green layers!

Fun PEEPS® Christmas Cake

A fun Christmas cake made with red and green layers frosted with white "snow" frosting, and decorated with holiday PEEPS.
5 from 16 votes
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 " double layer cake
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 1 box white cake mix + ingredients to make cake
  • Red food coloring
  • Green food coloring
  • 1 can White Frosting
  • 1 package PEEPS® Gingerbread-Flavored Marshmallow Gingerbread Men
  • 1 package PEEPS® Marshmallow Trees
  • 1 package PEEPS® Marshmallow Snowmen
  • 1 package PEEPS® Milk Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookie Flavored Chicks
  • 1 package PEEPS® Marshmallow Minions
  • 1/2 c. mini marshmallows
  • red icing
  • green icing


  • Mix the white cake mix according to the package directions. Divide the batter in half. Put a few drops of green food coloring in one half of the batter and a few red drops in the other half. Mix until the color is spread evenly through the batter.
  • Pour each batter into an 8 inch cake pan. Bake according to the package directions. Once the cakes are baked remove from pans and cool on a wire rack.
  • Once the cakes are cooled place the green cake on a cake round. Spread with 1/2 cup of frosting. Top with the red cake.
  • Use all but 1/4 cup of the remaining frosting to frost the tops and sides of the cake.
  • Alternate the gingerbread men, trees, and snowmen around the outside edge of the cake.
  • On top of the cake place a PEEPS® snowman at the edge of the cake facing inward. Place two PEEPS® Minions facing the snowman as if they are building him.
  • On the opposite side of the cake place one PEEPS® Minion laying flat and face up on the cake with a gingerbread man next to him.
  • Finally, place 1 Milk Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookie Flavored Chick on the edge of the cake. Using a bit of the remaining frosting stick a PEEPS® Minion on the back of it so it looks like he is riding the Chick.
  • Use the remaining frosting to stick mini marshmallows to the Minions sides and all over the cake as snowballs.
  • Pipe the red icing on a few of the Minions heads to make Santa hats, using a mini marshmallow as the puff ball on the hat.
  • Finish the cake by piping the red and green icing around the edge of the cake in a decorative way.


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Super Fun PEEPS Christmas Cake with Minion PEEPS






  1. They all look awesome, but the ones I would most like to try are the Marshmallow Minions! We are huge Despicable Me fans, so they are sure to big a big hit in my home!

  2. The Marshmallow Snowmen are adorable. I never knew that Peeps had Christmas treats. It is a staple for Easter in our home though.

  3. 5 stars
    I have to get the holiday collection Peeps . I love Peeps and have not tried these yet. This cake sounds amazing and I will have to make it. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I have eaten a lot of peeps in my life, but I have never had a mint variety, so I want to try the Milk Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Mint Flavored Trees

  5. The minion peeps!! We’ve been looking all over for them, but haven’t been able to find them. Adorable cake!!

  6. Hot Cocoa & Cream Flavored Marshmallow Dipped Chicks in White Fudge !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. 5 stars
    Sign me up for the NEW PEEPS®Hot Cocoa & Cream Flavored Marshmallow Dipped Chicks in White Fudge. That sounds delicious!

  8. All Peeps as long as they are stale are my favorite!! But seriously, I’m a traditionalist. I love the Christmas Tree Peeps!

  9. The hot cocoa flavored would be the first I’d try, but they all sound fun! I can’t believe the variety of flavors Peeps makes
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  10. 5 stars
    I love all of the colors in this cake. I am sure your students were super excited when they saw that cake. I will have to try and make this for our family get together.

  11. What an adorable cake! I have made many layer cakes using different colors and love how excited people get when you cut into it and they see more than one color, especially when those colors are vibrant anf fun.

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