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Monday, October 11, 2010

Dirt Cake

This cake is a hit with kids and adults alike. I always get the best comments when I bring this dessert to a party, usually centered around the flower in the cake and the worms sticking their heads up out of the "dirt". It's a great way to use a "failed" cake - if you have one that craters or is delicate and breaks apart, just turn it into Dirt Cake. It may not be the cake you originally envisioned, but it will be a crowd-pleaser all the same!

1 recipe prepared Chocolate Pudding
1 recipe prepared Chocolate Cake or cupcakes
1 small plastic flower pot or serving bowl
1 small plastic flower
1 package Yummy Earth Gummy Worms

Wash and dry flower pot. Line with Saran Wrap.

With your hands, crumble the chocolate cake into small chunks. Place 1/3 of the crumbled cake into the bottom of the flower pot. Toss in a few gummy worms and layer 1/3 of the pudding over top. Repeat the cake, gummy worms and pudding layers, ending with a cake layer.

Wash the stem of the plastic flower and insert the flower into the cake. Use pudding if necessary to help "shore up" the flower stem. Lay a few gummy worms on top of the cake. You can add green sprinkles for "grass" if desired.

*If you want to be sneaky and make this healthier, layer in some fruit (strawberries, raspberries or sliced bananas) underneath the pudding.

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