Thursday, July 12, 2012

Dirt Cakelet

My good friend Kasey was turning 30 years old this year and I wanted to make her a special dessert! She has fond memories of her mom making dirt cake for her birthday, so I searched for quite awhile til I found the perfect recipe. I also wanted to present it in a non traditional way (ex. flower pot). I had purchased a Nordic Ware flower cup cakelet pan from T.J.Maxx awhile back and thought it would be perfect to hold a serving of dirt cake.

I used Jane's Dirt Cake recipe that was featured on Martha Stewart's website. You can view it HERE. This recipe made 12 dirt cakelets.

Pudding Mixture 

  • 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 packages (3.9 ounces each) instant chocolate pudding
  • 4 3/4 cups milk
  • one 16-ounce carton frozen whipped topping, thawed

  1. Using your stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine cream cheese and butter, and stir until creamy. Set aside in a small bowl.
  2. using your stand mixer with whisk attachment, whisk together instant-pudding mixes and milk; stir until well blended Then add the cream-cheese mixture into the pudding.  And lastly, add the whipped cream. Whisk until combined.
  3.  Chill at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.

Nordic Ware Flowercup Cakelet Pan

Chocolate Flower Cakelets

1 box of Duncan Hines devils food cake mix and ingredients listed on box

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees. Grease and flower cakelet pan.
  2. Mix cake mix and ingredients until combined.
  3. Scoop 1/2 cup of cake batter into each cakelet and bake for approximately 18 minutes. 
  4. When tooth pick comes out clean they are done. Let cool 10 minutes in pan then turn out on cooling rack.

Dirt Topping


1 package Oreo cookies (16 ounces)

Directions~~~Place cookies in the bowl of a food processor. Process until mixture resembles dirt. Set aside.

Assembly of the dirt cakelets

  1. Fill each cakelet with a large scoop of pudding mixture.
  2. Sprinkle dirt Oreo crumbs on each cakelet
  3. Place edible decorations on top. example: royal icing flowers or gummy worms


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  1. This sounds awesome. Chocolate pudding and cake and Oreos are my fave so this is a total win-win-win for me. Haha! Thanks for entering the Unique Sweets challenge. Good luck!

    1. Thank you for hosting Unique Sweets challenge!

  2. This looks scrumptious! I love cream cheese and oreo's so it'll be on my baking list soon! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  3. Oh my goodness, that's an awesome dessert! It looks so good, and so creative!

  4. I've never made a dirt cake before - it sounds amazing! Love the idea of dressing it up like you have. Pinned! :)

  5. Hi Katie,
    I just love all that Chocolate, it looks awesome! Hope you are having a great summer week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen