We love a good dirt cake and this Easter dirt cake may be our favorite. With strawberries dipped to look like carrots and grass made of coconut colored green, it's a cake recipe you'll find us serving all spring long, not just for Easter.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
bake:
35 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
16
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in pan on a wire rack.

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  • Place candy melts in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 100% power (high) for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring twice. Holding a strawberry by the hull, dip into melted mixture to completely coat, leaving hull exposed. Place on a sheet of waxed paper and let stand until set. Repeat with remaining strawberries. If desired, transfer remaining candy coating to a resealable plastic bag, snip off a corner and add crosswise drizzles of coating to coated berries to add texture; let stand until set. Once set, store in the refrigerator if not serving right away.

  • Place coconut in a resealable plastic bag. Add a few drops green food coloring. Seal bag and knead to color the coconut.

  • For frosting, in a large mixing bowl combine the heavy cream, sour cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium until stiff peaks form. Spread over cooled cake. Sprinkle generously with cookie crumbs to cover frosting. Insert strawberries at even intervals into crumbs. Sprinkle coconut around edge of cake and in rows around strawberries. Store any leftover cake in the refrigerator.

Tips

To save time, instead of making frosting, use 2 1/4 cups thawed, frozen whipped dessert topping or a 16-oz. can of white frosting.

Nutrition Facts

417 calories; fat 23g; cholesterol 61mg; saturated fat 12g; carbohydrates 49g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 4g; trans fatty acid 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 32g; protein 4g; vitamin a 239.9IU; vitamin c 7.4mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; folate 12.5mcg; sodium 295mg; potassium 91mg; calcium 85mg; iron 2.4mg.
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