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Vegan Dirt Cake

For my birthday this year (back in June) I decided I wanted dirt…cake..dirt cake that is. I mean I’m a vegan so of course I like the taste of dirt…and sweet dirt is the best. I’ve been loving this cake for as long as I can remember. ┬áSo I check out some things online because I couldn’t find my mom’s old recipe I used to use and I didn’t like what a lot of people said how to make it so I decide to make my own, Then half way to work I remember where I put my mom’s old recipe!

Dirt Cake

1 1/2 package Oreo’s

1 Tube Cream Cheese ( I used follow your heart brand)

1/2 – 1 cup powdered sugar ( I used 1/2 cup)

2 boxes vanilla pudding ( Some people say chocolate but I have never done it that way)

4 Cups Milk for pudding

2 cups whipped topping (I used 1/2 box of Healthy Top by Mimic Cream)

Make the pudding according to the directions and place into fridge over night (You need the pudding cold so that’s why it needs to be made a day before the rest).

Crumble cookies into small pieces. You can place into blender to do this but I like putting into bag and smacking it. This way the chucks are all different sizes.

In medium bowl blend cream cheese and powder sugar until smooth.

In a small bowl make your whipped topping according to the directions.

In a large bowl blend the pudding, whipped topping and cream cheese mixture until smooth and combined.

In a large clear bowl (or flower-pot or sand castle pale..or anything really. I like clear because then you can see the different layers) place a layer of cookies, then cover with 1/2 the pudding mixture, another layer of cookies, the rest of the pudding mixture, then the rest of the cookies. You can also add gummy worms (vegan ones) on top or throughout the cake. It gives it more of a realistic dirt feel with the gummy worms. If you use a flower-pot you can always place a plastic flower it in too.

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Happy Birthday Cake!

CHOCOLATE Cake!!!

So my sister birthday just past in September. She turned really really old ­čÖé just kidding she turned 29! I wanted to make her a super special birthday dessert. I ask her what was her favorite dessert that I have made or anything she wants and she said my chocolate cake with ganache filling. I told ┬áher to forget I ask so it would be a surprise.

I gotta say it is my favorite cake now. See this is one of my favorites because I don’t like normal chocolate cake. It’s always just to bland and dry to me. I’ve always been a fan of vanilla but this cake changed my mind on chocolate cake. It’s one is my ultimate favorite now and my go to recipe for a lot of things.

Ingredients:

Chocolate cake I used is from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. It’s the “Your Basic Chocolate Cupcake” ┬árecipe. I ┬ámade half the recipe because I only made 2 mini springform pans. It was the perfect amount.

Chocolate frosting I used “Chocolate Buttercream Frosting” from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. Again I only made half the recipe because it was a perfect amount.

Ganache it’s my homemade recipe (see below).

Directions:

  1. Make 2 mini cakes and cool
  2. Make Frosting and place in a bag (I just used a Ziploc bag and cut a little of the corner)
  3. Make ganache and cool slightly.
  4. Take the 1st mini cake and place on a plate. Take your frosting and go around the edge to make a holder for your ganache. Add the ganache.
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  6. Top with the 2nd mini cake.
  7. Take you frosting and frost the rest of the cake.( I just squished it out of the bag and used a knife to make it smooth.) If you have any frosting left in your bag add designs around the sides to pretty it up.I had some ganache left over so I just drizzled it on to the top for added prettiness and topped with sprinkles.

Ganache :

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1 tablespoon milk ( I like Almond Milk)

1 1/2 tsp shortening

Mix all together and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until melted. Add more milk a tiny bit at a time if it’s too thick. Let cool a little bit before putting in cake.

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Dump Cake

DUMP CAKE!!!

Sounds completely nasty but oh it is good. ┬áMy grandma gave me the recipe and I veganize it :). I remember when she told me what it was it looked great but the name didn’t sound great. Forget the name it’s worth making. I’ve made it for our apartment warming party and our BBQ and everyone has loved it so far. I mean what’s not to love pie filing and cake in one dish. Sign me up I’m trying it.

Items needed

Cake Mix (either homemade, recipe below or store-bought)

2 Cans Different Fruit Pie Filling (My favorite is peach and raspberry but we used Blueberry and Strawberry in the pictures)

2 sticks vegan butter (I used a new one I found in Publix but I’ve also used earth balance too)

Directions

  • Preheat Oven to 350
  • Dump 1st can pie filing into 9×13 pan and flatten out to over the bottom of pan.
  • Dump 2nd can pie filing onto 1st one. Smooth out to cover as much as you can.
  • Dump cake mix on top of pie filings and make sure it covers pie filing completely.┬á
  • Slice butter thinly and place over cake mix. Make sure when you place the butter the slices touch each other. You want the whole cake mix to be covered with butter. ( you can see in the pictures mine were not touching and you could tell once the cake was done)
  • Cook in oven for 45-50 mins or until cake looks cooked.
  • Cool 15 mins and enjoy.

Homemade Cake Mix (no liquid)

1 1/2 Cups Flour

3/4 Cup Sugar

1 1 /2 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1/2 tsp Salt

Mix all ingredients together really good. Use as listed above.

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