Friday, August 20, 2010
This is a dessert that make memories. That is when you know that you have a good recipe in your hands. Presenting Momou's infamous Dirt Cake....
This recipe goes back to the 2nd grade for me. I remember Momou and our Aunt Gay picking me and my sisters up from school telling us they had a special surprise waiting for us at home. We arrived home to find a terra cotta flower pot sitting on our kitchen counter with bright silk flowers planted in what LOOKED like dirt. Well Momou and Aunt Gay really spiced things up when they started eating this dirt. My sisters and I thought they had gone mad! Who eats dirt? Or at least eats it and makes yummy noises over it? Well I am not sure how they convinced us but we had a bite too. And from that day on we were hooked on Dirt Cake!
If you have never had Dirt Cake get ready to be a lover of this stuff. It is a cool and creamy chocolate/vanilla dessert that always hits the spot! Half of the fun is how you present this concoction. Get wild...crazy colored flower pots, Gerber Daises, gummy worms and even a garden trowel. Whatever your pretty heart desires. This is always a favorite at any event or party!
I have not yet gone the "flower pot" route but I do add gummy worms for good looks. I haven't yet made this for any kids (only us adults so far:) but when I do I am going all out. Just like Momou and Aunt Gay did.
1 bag crushed Oreos
1 (8oz.) block of softened cream cheese
1/2 stick butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 1/2 cups milk
2 boxes (3 oz. or closest to 3 oz.)instant vanilla pudding
1 (12 oz.) tub of Cool Whip
1. Crush Oreos, set aside.
2. Cream butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar, set aside.
3. Mix pudding and milk until smooth.
4. Stir together step 2 and 3. Fold in Cool Whip.
5. Layer Oreos, then pudding. Add another layer and end with crushed Oreos on top.
6. Chill for at least 2 hours.
7. Serve with flair and you've got yourself a party!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as me and my family have. I love making this for special occasions and seeing every one's face when I serve it. Did I mention that you can even make this a lower fat version. All you have to do is buy "light" or "fat free" ingredients and it still tastes delicious! I hope your children, your grandchilden or even children in your classroom love this dessert and keep the memory that goes with it. I know I will never forget!