Easter Dirt Cake

Carrots made from frosting and dirt made of crushed Oreo's on top of a delicious Easter Dirt Cake makes a fun and festive Spring dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate cake, easter cake, easter dirt cake
Prep Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 18 servings
Calories 731 kcal
Author Lauren


  • 1 recipe Perfect Chocolate Cake baked in a 9x13 pan and cooled

for the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder sifted
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

for the 'carrots':

  • 1/4 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
  • orange food coloring
  • 1-2 teaspoons milk
  • 9 sprigs fresh mint
  • 12 Oreo Cookies crushed
  • 1 bag mini Cadbury eggs


  1. Place cooled baked cake onto a serving platter and set aside.

  2. To make the chocolate sour cream frosting, mix butter, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar together 1-2 minutes to incorporate butter throughout the sugar. The mixture will be dry. Stir in vanilla and sour cream. Scrape sides and whip 2 minutes or until completely smooth. Spread frosting over the entire cake.

  3. In a small bowl, whip all ingredients for the orange frosting {carrots} until smooth. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with the Wilton 1A tip {wide round tip}. Pipe 3 to 4 rows of 3 even rounds or dollops onto the chocolate frosting creating the tops of the carrots. Top each carrot with a sprig of mint. Spread crushed oreo cookies around each frosting carrot to create the dirt.

  4. Finally, line the edges of the entire cake with mini Cadbury eggs. Cut into pieces and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Easter Dirt Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 731 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 339mg15%
Potassium 181mg5%
Carbohydrates 108g36%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 88g98%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 304IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 10mg56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.