Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dirt Cake

I got the idea for a dirt cake while browsing Food for Thought on Like Merchant Ships. Someone put a chocolate cake in the back of a dump truck.  The perfect cake for Mo, was my thought.

Mo informed me just before his party that he didn't want a dump truck cake.  He wanted a monster truck cake.  Rather than scratch the whole idea, I decided to continue with my chocolate dirt cake idea, only make it into a mound of dirt for a monster truck to drive on.

It may not look professional, but I think it's cute, and it tasted good.  There are no secrets to making it.  I made 2 9inch round cakes.  I cut one of the rounds into a half moon, using the bottom of the pan as a template, so that it would fit up against the round.  I frosted the round fitted with the half moon.  Then I took part of what remained and stacked it on top of the round, and frosted that.  Finally I crushed chocolate sandwich cookies up, and sprinkled them on top.  To finish I took the remaining cake and crumbled it over the cake.  It was a yummy mess of chocolate!


Ronnica said...

Definitely need to see the picture to "get" it, but it sounds good!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Kids and cake...they just go together. My sister made a dirt cake once in a flower pot!

Barb said...

I'd sure eat it! Got any ice cream? =0)

Ronnica said...

Ahh, now I "see." Looks delicious!

Just Breathe said...

What a cute idea.