Easy soil cake

    4 hours 30 min

    Serve this easy no-bake cake in a flower pot to trick kids on April Fool's Day, or try it as a good humoured dessert for a gardening friend. Chocolate cookie crumbs are layered with an easy to make vanilla cream.

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    Makes: 1 20x30cm cake

    • 520g chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Oreo®
    • 110g butter, melted
    • 200g vanilla dessert mix, such as Angel Delight®
    • 700ml milk
    • 225g cream cheese
    • 250ml double cream, whipped

    Prep:30min  ›  Extra time:4hr chilling  ›  Ready in:4hr30min 

    1. Using a blender or food processor, crush 2/3 of the cookies. Stir in the melted butter, then press into a 20x30cm baking tin.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together instant dessert mix and milk. Chill in freezer until thickened. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese into the dessert. Fold the whipped cream into the dessert mixture by hand.
    3. Spread over the prepared base. Crush the remaining cookies in the blender and sprinkle over the top. Chill for at least 4 hours or until serving.

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    I loved the dirt cake. I will in the future however, beat the cream cheese by itself first or maybe with a little of the butter. When I added the cream cheese brick to the cold pudding with the electric beater it became very lumpy. This was a big hit with my son's class though.  -  04 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this several times over the summer for picnics. Everyone loved it and it's now requested for other gatherings. Beware if someone else cuts it, they have a tendency to leave the cookie crumb crust at the bottom of the pan.  -  31 Aug 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This stuff is AWESOME. I prefer to 'frost' the top with the Cool Whip, instead of mixing it in, but I'm sure it's great either way. Also, the recipe doesn't specify to soften the cream cheese, but if you do it mixes in much easier.  -  21 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)