I can’t think of a better recipe for Recycling Day at Camp.
I made a Compost Cake yesterday and brought it over to the neighbor’s (they had their Grandchildren up this weekend). It was a hit. I mean, who doesn’t love composting, wormy garbage?
When we have another Recycling Day (and we will, as it really is one of the kids’ favorite days), I know the grand-kids will love helping make this cake.
I’m not sure how many of you will find a need to save this recipe for your next family event, but if you plan on a Recycling Day theme, well you’d best save this to your computer.
Recipe: Compost Cake
I don’t know what I was thinking, but I made the cake in a 9 x 12 inch pan. I think it will look better (meaning taller) if you make this in an 8″ square pan. But, if you are like me and make a mistake by using a larger pan….well, just trim it to 8″
1 8″ square chocolate cake
1 can chocolate frosting
16 pretzel rods
A handful of gummy worms, gummy bugs, swedish fish, circus peanuts, candy fruit slices or any other candy that looks like garbage
12 crushed chocolate cookies
Make an 8-inch-square chocolate cake from your favorite mix or recipe.
I know. The cake isn’t beautiful. But here’s the great thing. No matter what you do, this cake will be perfect. Remember, it’s supposed to look like compost (I’ll have to remember that for the next cake I make that falls apart)
Cover it with chocolate frosting
See what I mean about using the 8″ pan. It would be a little taller. But, no worries, this will work out fine. Also, don’t worry about the random crumbs that get in the icing. Remember…it’s compost.
Press pretzel rods around the sides, leaving some cracks for protruding critters.
Lovely little wormies.
Decorate with candy fruit slices, Circus Peanuts, Swedish Fish, Gummy Worms and Bugs.
Why, this cake is looking like C*** already!!! I have to say, as I was putting the Swedish Fish in the icing, I found myself singing…”fish heads, fish heads, roly poly fish heads…”