Making a Sunflower Cake is so much fun and everyone will love to dive in and take a bite.  This Pot Luck Favorite Dessert is easily made on the go and taken to your Family gathering, Birthday Party, or even Baby Shower.

Sunflower Cake
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Can you imagine how cute a Sunflower Baby Shower Cake would be? Truly adorable if you ask me.  And you could easily make a Diaper Cake with my Step by Step directions too for the new little one.

I’ve made this cake many times for large family gatherings and typically when I have to travel to an event.  Let me explain why I choose this dessert to travel with and why I ALWAYS get a HUGE WOW reaction when I arrive.

Sunflower Cake

I’m all about the presentation and choosing a recipe or dish that people will love and eat all of.  I don’t want to take anything back home with me.  Traveling isn’t always easy with kids in the car so use my little cheating tips to WOW your family too!

I arrive about an hour before the event so I have time to run to the local grocery store bakery or superstore.  I purchase the following items

Sunflower Cake Shopping List

Sunflower Cake Ingredients
  • 2 boxes of Hostess Twinkies
  • Chocolate frosted single layer round cake (6 or 8 in round)
  • Bag of Hershey’s Kisses
  • container of Chocolate Frosting

From home I bring 1 large round serving tray and 1-quart size Zip-loc bag

After quickly running to the store I head to the location of the event so I can throw this masterpiece Sunflower Cake together.

Place the single-layer round cake in the center of your large round serving tray.  Unwrap Hostess Twinkies and place them around the cake, forming pedals.  Unwrap Hershey Kisses and place them on top of the chocolate cake to look like the center of a Sunflower.

Spoon chocolate frosting into a zip-loc bag and snip the corner of the bag.  This will be easy to pipe a squiggle line of frosting onto each Twinkie as shown.

Sunflower Cake

In a few quick minutes, your Sunflower Cake is complete.  It’s a dessert to be proud of and all the kids will want a bite.  For under $20 you have made a dessert to feed 20+ people.  I call that magic!

Your Pot Luck Dessert will be a favorite and everyone will want to take a photo of it. 

You can of course always bake your own cake and frost it. Just follow the directions of the boxed cake mix by adding the ingredients listed.  Usually water, oil, and eggs and baking for the specific time for round cake pans. 

This Pot Luck Favorite Dessert will feed 20+ people. Call that a win at your next Family Gathering and the kids will love it.

Sunflower Cake

How to Store Sunflower Cake

Wrap plate with plastic wrap or foil. Best served fresh or shortly after decorating.

Can I freeze a Sunflower Cake?

Frozen Twinkies are fantastic. This is a great dessert to make and freeze.

Baby Shower Sun Flower Cake

I can’t look at a Sun Flower without smiling and this cake would be perfect theming for a Baby Shower. Assign this recipe to a friend or even the new Grandmother to help in the festivities.

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Sunflower Cake

Bright and Fun Sunflower Cake made with Hostess Twinkies and a round chocolate cake topped with Hershey Kisses. Fun Pot Luck Dessert
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 213kcal


  • 1 Round Single Layer Chocolate Cake 6in or 8in round
  • 16 Hostess Twinkies
  • 1 Chocolate Frosting
  • Hershey Kisses


  • Place single layer round shocolate cake on large serving platter in center of plate.
  • Unwrap 16 Hostess Twinkies and arrange around cake for the sunflower pedals
  • Top cake with Hershey Kisses.
  • Place chocolate frosting in Zip-loc bag and snip corner to pipe squiggle on each Twinkie for added decoration.
  • Serve and enjoy!


How to Store Sunflower Cake
Wrap plate with plastic wrap or foil. Best served fresh or shortly after decorating.
Can I freeze a Sunflower Cake?
Frozen Twinkies are fantastic. This is a great dessert to make and freeze.


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg
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