Pound Cake Peeps Recipe
I found the cutest Silicone baking dish for making peeps at Target this week. I filled them with a pound cake mixture and baked a batch last night. I followed the instructions on the inside of the package from Wilton for making the pound cakes with a few modifications. The one thing I did different was to fill the molds almost full instead of 3/4 full like they said. It worked fine, I did have a little overflow but a sharp paring knife too care of that. You’ll see a long time frame for doing these but a couple of those hours are waiting for the icing to dry.
For the frosting I made a petit fore glaze that I remember my mom making for petit fours for weddings years ago. I double dipped each peep in the icing before sprinkling them with sanding sugar. You could even just tint the icing if you wanted. These were lots of fun to make and next I am going to make some jello peeps, I bet the kids will love them!
Pound Cake Peeps are made with pound cake and then glazed with an icing and covered with sanding sugar.
- 1/2 lb. butter
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 lb. confectioners sugar
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the silicone mold with cooking spray.
- Cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Add eggs one at a time until thoroughly incorporated.
- Mix the flour, salt and baking powder together. Add 1/2 of the flour mixture to the sugar mixture with half of the milk. Beat until incorporated. Add remaining flour and milk.
- Fill the molds almost to the top. Bake for 18 - 20 minutes or until done.
- Let set in molds for a few minutes and then remove from molds onto a wire rack. Cool.
- Mix water and confectioners sugar together. If needed add another tablespoon of water. You want a thin glaze that sticks to the cakes when dipped in. I put a stick in the cake and dipped them into the icing. Wait for excess to drip off and put on wire rack to dry. When dry dip a second
- time and carefully cover with sanding sugar. Put back on wire rack to dry.
- modified from Wilton