I have made several birthday cakes and cupcakes for birthdays past, and I wanted to try something different this year. I remember going to a birthday party as a young girl, and they served dirt cake that looked like a potted plant. I thought this would be fun to recreate.
Of course, I had to modify a Dirt Cake recipe to meet my family's dietary restrictions. But it turned out just as delicious!
2 pkgs chocolate cookies (I used Enjoy Life Double Chocolate Crunch cookies)
8 oz dairy free cream cheese (I used Daiya cream cheese)
1/2 c dairy free butter, room temperature (I used Earth Balance Soy Free)
1 c powdered sugar
1 container dairy free whipped cream (I used So Delicious CocoWhip)
2 small boxes vanilla instant pudding
3 c dairy free milk (I used So Delicious Culinary Coconut Milk)
1 tsp vanilla
2 c mini marshmallows
Crush cookies and set aside. Blend together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in powdered sugar. Fold in whipped cream. In a separate bowl, mix together pudding and milk. Add vanilla. Fold two mixtures together. Layer cookie crumbs, marshmallows, pudding mixture, and more cookie crumbs in whatever dish you like. I used a plastic pot that I can reuse. You could also use a 9x13 dish. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Top with fun treats like Surf Sweets gummy worms or spooky spiders.