Dirt Cake
 
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Serves: 16
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease an 8 inch pan and line with parchment paper (greased or mini muffin tins). Grease parchment paper. Brown the butter (if desired…tastes way better!) in a saucepan. Once the butter is brown (not black!), slowly add the chocolate (don’t burn the chocolate). Add the sweetener. Let cool in fridge. Once cool, add one egg at a time. Add the extracts. The batter may be lumpy at this time. Stir well using a hand mixer until very smooth. Pour into pie pan and bake for 20 minutes. Remove and allow to cool. Once cool, crumble into “dirt.”
  2. To make the cream layer, whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Add the softened cream cheese and sweetener to taste. Mix until creamy.
  3. To assemble, place 2 tablespoons of “dirt” into a small serving cup. Top with 2 tablespoons of the cream filling, then top with another 2 tablespoons of “dirt.” Garnish with “healthified” gummy worms if desired.
  4. To make the gummy worms, place the STUR natural sweetener in a heat-safe cup. Add the gelatin and stir until dissolved. Add the water. Heat in the microwave on high for 40 seconds or until boiling. Add citric acid if you would like a touch of "sour" taste. Stir well. Pour into gummy worm tray. Place in fridge until set.
Notes
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving):
Traditional Dirt Cake = 521 calories, 27.4g fat, 4.8g protein, 57g carbs
“Healthified” Dirt Cake = 331 calories, 41.4g fat, 5g protein, 2.2g carbs
(91% fat, 6% protein, 3% carbs)
Recipe by Maria Mind Body Health at https://mariamindbodyhealth.com/dirt-cake/