Soil cake

    3 hours 30 min

    This is a great no-bake cake that will be loved by kids (and the kid in you). Chocolate biscuit crumbs are layered with a chocolate cream and decorated with gummy worms.

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    Makes: 1 20x30cm cake

    • 570g chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Oreo®
    • 50g butter, softened
    • 225g cream cheese, softened
    • 120g icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 225g instant chocolate dessert mix, such as Angel Delight®
    • 700ml milk
    • 350ml double cream, whipped
    • 15 jelly worms

    Prep:30min  ›  Extra time:3hr chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr30min 

    1. Process cookies in a food processor until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the butter, cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla extract. Beat on low speed to mix then beat on medium speed until smooth. Add the chocolate dessert mix and milk to the bowl. Beat on low speed to combine.
    3. Fold the whipped cream into the dessert mixture with a rubber spatula.
    4. Assemble in the ungreased 20x30cm tin in layers as follows: first layer, 1/3 cookie crumbs; second layer, 1/2 dessert mixture; third layer, 1/3 cookie crumbs; fifth layer, 1/3 cookie crumbs.
    5. Tuck the ends of jelly worms in the cookie "soil". Be sure to have a worm on each piece. Store in the fridge. Chill for at least 3 hours before serving.
    6. Cut into 15 squares or serve with a clean hand trowel or a toy sand shovel.

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    I agree the proportions for this are be warned......there is a better recipe for this.....but, of course, the kids love this.....can also be made with vanilla wafers and vanilla pudding and called "sand".......This has potential, but the proportions need to be, I would recommend another recipe for this.......I believe the correct recipe is posted on  -  07 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wrong proportions listed with recipe. I had to throw the whole thing out. Way, way too much milk. I had to make this for a work event the next morning. I had to go out in the middle of the night and buy all the ingredients again (this time following a different recipe).  -  26 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is so easy and quick!! I gathered many recipes for Dirt Cake before choosing this one. The flavors blend together so well and it took me about 15 minutes to put it together. I recommend putting the cookies in a baggie, breaking up with a rolling pin or meat mallot, and then put into food processor to crush to the consistency of dirt - you end up with less "chunks" that way.  -  19 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)