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close up shot of frosting planted carrot on easter dirt cake

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 731kcal
Author Lauren


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


  • Place cooled baked cake onto a serving platter and set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Finally, line the edges of the entire cake with mini Cadbury eggs. Cut into pieces and serve.


Calories: 731kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 88g | Vitamin A: 304IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 10mg