When I was visiting Vermont, I spent a few nights with one of my best friends (Mallory), her husband, and three of the most adorable children you’ll ever meet. And lucky me, she had to make a pudding cake for her son’s seventh birthday.
I CANNOT believe he’s seven already! I remember holding him in my arms and he was so tiny. Now he’s running around the house, driving a four-wheeler, and probably a better swimmer than I am. He’ll have a job in no time.
Anyway, he apparently is like me, and would rather have vanilla than chocolate when it comes to desserts. He’s also not fond of cake, so a pudding pie was on the list of options for his birthday cake. And Mallory had a fantastic idea to make a sand cake. I also love putting it into a sand pail instead of little cups. And she used sour worms as sand worms. So cute!
Sand Pail Cake
1/4 cup of butter, room temperature
8 ounces of cream cheese
1 cup of powdered sugar
2 (3 1/2 ounce packages of vanilla instant pudding mix)
3 1/2 cups of milk
12 ounces of Cool Whip
14.3 ounces of Golden Oreo cookies, crushed finely
Sour candy worms
Mix butter, cream cheese, and sugar in a bowl. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix milk and pudding. Fold in Cool Whip. Combine the two bowls by folding until combined.
In the pail, alternately layer cookies and pudding mixture (start with the cookie layer: three layers cookie, two layers pudding). Add worms every other layer. Top with worms and refrigerate until ready to eat.