Sometimes it’s okay to eat dirt. In fact, it can be fun. You won’t get sick or even recoil at the taste, and you may even go back in for more. And more. That is, when the dirt happens to be a chocolate cookie with cake and frosting underneath, all tucked into a friendly flower pot.
This is a great activity for kids at a party or even just a fun way to serve up cake at a themed party. With my little girl approaching five, perhaps we’ll be having her friends over to eat dirt soon in the form of flower pot cakes.
Flower Pot Cakes
1 recipe your favorite cake (I used carrot cake)
1 recipe frosting for your favorite cake
2 cups crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (Newmann’s Own Peanut Butter Sandwiches here)
12 gummy worms
3 straws, cut into 1″ portions
12 flowers (real or fake)
12 clay flower pots
Mix up your cake and bake in the flower pots until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (Alternatively, you could bake in jumbo-sized cupcake pans and place them into the pots after they are baked.) Frost cake and add a gummy worm or two sticking out of your pot. Cover with chocolate cookie crumbs. Insert a straw into the top of the cake to hold your flower. Place flowers in the straws before serving.
Makes 12 large cupcakes
Credit for the flower and straw goes to Ree Drummond, who made these with ice cream. Ice cream is also an acceptable way to serve your friends and family members dirt.