Friday, February 1, 2013

Mud Bogging Dirt Cake

My friend Aja had a birthday party for her son Kakoa who was turning four.  Knowing that I love to bake, she asked me to make the cake for the party.  One problem....Kakoa doesn't like cake.  We came up with this idea!  Seriously, how cute is this?  Mud bog dirt cake!

Who the heck knew this stuff so was good?  I literally ate three solo cups (yes, that's right.  I said solo cup.) full of this stuff.  I couldn't put it down!

The morning after the party I met Aja at the gym.  Mid push-up she tells me that she is going home to eat dirt cake.  I.WAS.BITTER.  Jealousy set in and dirt cake is all I could think about the rest of our workout.

How cool is this for a little boy's birthday party?!?!

Lets get to the "how to"...

(I made one and half batches)
2 packages of Chocolate Cookies (I bought the chocolate and vanilla cookies...yumm!)
1/2 stick butter
1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese
1 c. powered sugar
3 1/2 c. milk
2 small French vanilla instant pudding boxes (I used one big box)
1 (12 oz.) Cool Whip

1. Cream the butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar together.
2. Mix the pudding and the milk.  Slowly add the Cool Whip to pudding mixture.
3. Blend the pudding with the cream cheese mixture.
4. Crumble the cookies in a Ziploc bag or in a blender (I used my Ninja.  I didn't let the crumbs get too small.) 5. Fill container with one layer of cookies and then add a layer of pudding.  Continue until you have reached the desired height. 6. ENJOY!!!

We decided to top the adults dirt cake with Mod Bog trucks too.  Just to make it more fun!

Ahhh how cute is he?!?!  And he most definitely liked his dirt cake.  All the kids did, and so did the grown-ups!  Things got quiet when the dirt cake came out!