Chocolate Dirt Cake Layer Cake
Chocolate Dirt Cake Layer Cake is the perfect cake for chocolate lovers of all ages! No need to be an expert cake maker or decorator to make this naked layer cake!
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup chocolate syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 cups buttermilk
- 2 Small boxes chocolate instant pudding (3.4 oz size)
- 1 bag Oreos (1/2 ground into crumbs, and 1/2 chopped)
- 3 cups milk
- 8oz Cool Whip
|Preheat oven to 350 |
In a mixing bowl cream together the butter, oil, and sugar. Add cocoa and mix well. Add syrup, salt, and eggs, and mix well. Mix in water. Add flour, baking soda, and baking powder, and mix until well combined. Add butter milk and mix well.
|Pour cake batter evenly into two well greased 8" cake pans. Bake for about 30 minutes or until tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool at least 20 minutes in the pans, then run a knife along the edges to loosen the cake and turn upside down to release cake onto parchment paper or cooling racks to cool completely.|
|In a mixing bowl beat the pudding mix, and milk until thick. fold in cool whip and cookie chunks and all but 1/4 cup of the cookie crumbs. Cover and chill at least an hour until thickened.|
|When cake is completely cooled, slice each cake in half to make four 8" layer cakes. Place one layer on a cake plate and top with 1/4 of the dirt, spreading evenly almost to the edges. Top with another layer of cake and 1/4 of the dirt, 3 more times, ending with dirt on top. Sprinkle remaining cookie crumbs over the top. Cover and chill until ready to serve.|
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Hi.. Thanks you for the wonderful recipe. Is there any substitute for egg. I love your recipe and want to try it. But I need a eggless recipe. TIA 🙂
Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
Oh my! I’m so in love with those layers! Ahh and that minion cake is awesome! My niece would love that!
Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish says
Seriously, sooooooooooo cute! I love the minion decorated cakes. And I can see why kids AND grown-ups would love this cake! YUM.
Cookin Canuck says
What a gorgeous looking cake! I’ll bet your boys were thrilled with their minion cakes.
Kim Beaulieu says
So…..my birthday is in January, can I put in an order for a dirt cake with minions now?? Because you really need to adopt me. I love this so much. It’s just sheer perfection.
Meg @ With Salt and Wit says
I love the layers and layers of CHOCOLATE!
Rose | The Clean Dish says
Goodness this looks like a dream come true! I can’t think of a better dessert!
Ginny McMeans says
What a fun post. I love your cakes and the minions are perfect!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen says
I remember when you posted the pictures of your sons birthdays on FB and thinking how cute they (your boys), and their cakes, were. So adorable. I hope they both had very happy birthdays! I’m sure the cakes made their birthdays even more special!
Jessica Formicola says
I’ve had dirt cups and loved them! I love that you put them in a CAKE!
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
I hope your boys had a great birthday! And wow. Those are some cute cakes!
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet says
Heavens, that looks GOOD!! I want to bury my face in a massive hunk of it right now!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
Oh my gosh! I wish I had a slice of this cake right now! Looks sinfully delicious!
Oh I love this. I’ve only ever done “dirt cake” in a trifle style. This looks gorgeous. I know what I’m making this weekend!
Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen says
I think both cakes look beautiful! And I’m thinking this particular cake needs to get made in my house really soon, it looks delicious!
Lauren Kelly Nutrition says
How in the world do you make dirt look so good? 😉 This looks amazing and the minions are adorable! My kids would love this!
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
I’m not a big cake baker but you have made it seem easy enough to do!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
For chocolate lovers, it doesn’t get much better than this! I love the fun addition of the minions.
This is a delicious and moist looking cake! I am baking a similar cake for my son’t birthday this week.