Video:Dirt Cake Recipewith Stephanie Gallagher
This dirt cake recipe is similar to the popular dirt dessert cups kids love to make - and eat. This dirt cake makes a fun birthday cake or cooking activity to enjoy with the kids.See Transcript
Transcript:Dirt Cake RecipeHi, I'm Stephanie Gallagher for About.com, and today, we're making dirt cake. Let's get started.
Ingredients for Dirt CakeFor this recipe, you will need:
- 1 medium clean flower pot
- plastic wrap
- 1 box of chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Oreos
- 2 3.9 oz. packages of instant chocolate pudding
- 3-1/2 cups of milk
- 8 oz. of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 2 8- to 10-oz. containers of frozen whipped topping, thawed
- gummy worms for decorating your dirt cake
Prepare the Flower PotStart by lining the clean flower pot with plastic wrap. You don't have to use a flower pot for this dirt cake, but it does have a nice effect.
Create the "Dirt"Place the chocolate sandwich cookies in a food processor, and pulse until it forms coarse crumbs. Pour the chocolate pudding in a large mixing bowl. Add the milk and beat with a wire whisk until well the mixture becomes pudding-like.
In a separate mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Fold in one container of the thawed whipped topping. We'll save the other container for later.
Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and beat well.
Assemble the Dirt CakeNow it's time to start building the dirt cake. Pour a couple of soup ladles of the chocolate pudding mixture into the lined flower pot. Top with a layer of chocolate cookie crumbs.
Then you're going to continue building layers of the dirt cake in the same way - chocolate pudding layer, followed by cookie crumb layer until you almost reach the top.
When there's about an inch of space left at the top, spread the remaining thawed whipped topping on the dirt cake, and finish with the remaining cookie crumbs. I like to try to cover the whipped cream layer completely with the cookie crumbs.
Add Scary DecorationsWhen you've reached the top, add a few gummy worms, and voila! A dirt cake everyone will want to dig into.
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