Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Worms in Dirt

I was reading Sarah's blog the other day about her daughters "dirt" birthday cake and felt inspired! I asked Martijn if he'd ever had a dirt cake before and his response was "A dirt WHAT!?"

It was his turn to host dinner with his friends this week so I knew what dessert had to be!

Worms in Dirt

There are gobs of recipes for these online, but I did make some modifications due to ingredient availability (no cool whip here, for instance).

2 cups pudding (I used vanilla, but you can use whatever tickles your fancy)
1 cup whipping creme (slagroom in Dutch- approx 200ml)
1 packet Dr Oetker Whip-it (Klop Fix in Dutch- this is a whipped cream stabilizer)
6 oz cream cheese (approx 150 grams)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
11 oz Oreo Cookies (I used two of the 150 gram tubes you can buy here)
Gummy worms!

Whip the cream with the packet of Whip-it. Mix the powdered sugar into the cream cheese until smooth. Stir together the pudding and cream cheese, then fold in the whipped cream.

In a food processor (you can do this by hand, but a food processor is faster), pulse the cookies until they're in tiny little bits that resemble very fertile* dirt! The cream filling kinda disappears during this process, so don't worry about it showing.

Sprinkle a layer of cookies down in your dish, then spread some of the pudding mixture over the top. Keep layering until you run out of goodies, and end with cookies on the top. Poke some of the worms down into the "dirt" and chill for a few hours before serving.

*One of the guests said "Yah, it looks like dirt... very fertile dirt!"


brainella said...

This is great! I've never had a dirt cake. Sounds pretty good, though.

Tater Tot Mom said...

Dirt cake was one of my favorites growing up. All little kids (and adults too) love an excuse to get messy with cake!

Noodle said...

It looks so yummy I want dirt cake too.... Msybe I'll make some.... Then again that would take time... hum don't know if its going to happen...

Sonya said...

Heey that looks awesome..I remember having worm cups as a kid. Have you ever had a Litter Box cake? it's so gross and real

Mesina said...

That looks wicked! Oh I'll have to whip one of these up for my we'll love it! (Oreo fans here)

Spotted Sparrow said...

OMG, it looks great! I haven't had one of those since I was a kid.

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Yum! I wish I had some right now.


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