How to Make a Flower Pot Cake

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How to Make a Flower Pot Cake
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Bake a flower pot cake, sometimes called a dirt cake, to use as a centrepiece or conversation piece for any meal or to be given as a gift. The cake can be baked right in the flower pot if the flowerpot is made of terracotta, porcelain or any other heat-safe material. To use a non-heat-safe pot, the cake can be baked first and layered into the pot for a similar result.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • New flower pot
  • Mixing bowls
  • Artificial flowers
  • Gummy worms
  • Finely crushed Oreo cookies
  • Chocolate cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Garden spade or trowel for serving
  • Tin foil or parchment paper
  • Toothpick

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  1. 1

    Wash the flower pot, garden tool and artificial flowers and set them aside to dry. Once the pot is dry, cover any drainage holes with a small square of tin foil or parchment paper. Spray the pot with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. 2

    Prepare the cake mix according to package directions using the required amount of eggs, water and oil, as indicated on the box, in a mixing bowl.

  3. 3

    Fill the flower pot approximately three quarters full with the cake mixture, and bake according the bundt pan directions on the box. To test the cake's readiness, use a toothpick. Stick the toothpick into the cake, and if the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done.

  4. 4

    Remove the cake from the oven when cooking is completed. Allow the cake to cool completely.

  5. 5

    Add finely chopped cookie crumbs to the top of the cake. Partially bury some worms in the cookies, and push stems for artificial flowers into the cake to decorate.

  6. 6

    Serve with the spade or trowel.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a decorative flower pot for added beauty.
  • The cake can also be made from scratch or recipes instead of using prepackaged mix.
  • To use a non-heat safe flower pot, make the cake in baking pans and cut up or stack inside of the flower pot, then add the cookies, worms and artificial flowers as decoration.
  • Do not use soap to wash terracotta or the flavour of soap may be noticeable in your cake.

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