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Flowerpot Dirt Cake

 Flowerpot Dirt Cake
Every year I host a luncheon to welcome spring. I like to surprise my friends and leave them with a special memory. This delicious cake does the trick. Sometimes people are a little hesitant because they don't think you can really eat out of a clay flowerpot, but once I explain that the pot is new, clean and lined with foil, they like the idea and dig right in!—Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland,
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (15-1/2 ounces) Oreo cookies
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 new flowerpot (8 x 10 inches)
  • Silk flowers
  • Candy gummy worms

Directions

  • In a food processor or blender, crush cookies until fine. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and sugar until smooth. In
  • another bowl, mix pudding and milk until well blended. Fold into
  • cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped topping. In the flowerpot,
  • alternate layers of cookie crumbs and pudding mixture, ending with
  • crumbs. Chill several hours or overnight. Decorate with silk flowers
  • and gummy worms. Yield: 12 servings.