Monthly Archives: April 2013

Dirt Cake Recipe

Standard

Dirt Cake

IMG_2516

It is My Son’s Birthday. When asked what Birthday Dessert He would like, he automatically Responded “Dirt Cake”. He’s 25 today. And He wanted a Matchbox Truck on top. (Kids! LOL)  I first made this Cake 25 years ago for my then 5 year old Daughter.( Who is now 30) I still have the Clear Planter Pot. I went so far as to buy a spray of fake flowers, wrapped the stems is a Ziploc Bag and stuck it in the middle of the Pot. She fussed around asking where her Cake was, My brother got a big spoon and walked over to the table & told her “Right Here”, she proceeded to tell him he was being silly, til my brother spooned out a big bite & ate it. She was yelling,” Mommie did you see that? Uncle Joey is eating Dirt!” Took us a while to convince her it was “Dirt Cake” She requests it every year for her Birthday Dessert.

IMG_2517

I had enough left over to make Ramekins without the Gummie Worms, for those of us who just enjoy the pudding mix & Crushed Oreos.

Dirt Cake Ingredients

IMG_2510        IMG_2511

IMG_2512 I took a Big Spoon using the back part and pressed it up the sides (so It looks like a pot filled with dirt).

IMG_2514 The pudding mixed w/softened Cream Cheese & Cool Whip

IMG_2515  The First Layers, with Gummie Worms Climbing up the Sides, I alternated the worms in each layer.

IMG_2513 Hehehe…so far so good. 🙂

IMG_2516 Then the Finished Dirt Cake, With a few Ramekins without the Gummies.

So here is the Recipe:

8oz Cream Cheese Softened

2 small Instant Vanilla Pudding Pkgs

8oz Cool Whip Softened

2 lbs Oreo Cookies

Gummie Worms

Follow Directions on Vanilla Pudding pkgs in a big bowl, Set aside.

In a Food Processor, (or a Blender) Process Oreo’s til resemblance of well…Dirt.  🙂

Add Soften Cream Cheese to Pudding and mix well, then add Soften Cool whip, mix.

Now depending on what container you put it in… I started with Layer of Oreo first, but you could start w/Pudding  then Oreo.  Add Gummies in Pudding layer. And that’s it!

Hope you Have Fun with this Recipe as we have with the Little Ones.

Monarch Caterpillar & Butterfly Convention

Standard

I must be doing something right…Has to be all the Milkweed Growing in my Yard. But my Husband thinks we need to plant more Milkweed after what we found this past weekend. All Phases of caterpillars from tiny Small to ready to cocoon up for Transformation… to Butterfly’s coming out of their cocoons. We counted over 13 caterpillars that we could see. A few of the Neighborhood children were inspecting my back yard trying to be patient for a Monarch to emerge from it’s cocoon, they were asking a 1000 questions & I was trying to answer the best I could. Well, it finally emerged & sat for a good long time for the wings to unfold & dry out. And the Children as patient as they could be, were waiting on it’s first flight & where it would go. I was asked if they would come back to my yard…well it appears so…look at all the Monarch Caterpillars they are eating the Milkweed down to well nothin! Glad Milkweed … well… grows like a Weed!