Orphan Girl Dirt Cake

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Posted on by Julia Bryant

Feeling a little nostalgic? These BOOzy jars are the perfect Halloween treat. They may make you think back to your childhood, but they are definitely a treat for 21 and over. Feel free to add creepy, crawly gummies to really make them come to life.

Here’s what you’ll need: (Makes 6 – 8oz Jars)

3  shots of Orphan Girl Bourbon Cream Liqueur

12 Oreo Cookies (Just the regular. I know, I like double stuffed too.)

1.5 Cup Heavy Cream

4 Tb. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

3.5 Tb. Powdered Sugar

Devil’s Food Cake

– 3 eggs, oil (I replace the 1/2 cup of oil with a full stick of melted butter – tastes way better), and water for cake mix.

8 oz  Canning Jars with Lids – or you can make a giant trifle (just double the mousse recipe)

Step 1: Make your cake. Just follow the directions on the box. Pour your cake batter into a oiled cookie sheet or silicone pad covered sheet. Cake will cook a lot faster since it is so thin – roughly 15 minutes. Continue to check by poking the cake with a fork, when the fork comes out clean, it is done. Let the cake cool.

Step 2: Orphan Girl Mousse. In a large bowl, whip 1.5 cups of chilled heavy cream and 4 Tb. of cocoa powder (stir it together first or else the powder will explode everywhere).  I recommend using a kitchen aid or electric whisk, but if you are looking for an arm workout by hand will work too. Whip until the cream forms soft peaks, then add 3.5 Tb. of powdered sugar – if you like it sweeter you can add more. Whip mixture until stiff peaks form and it takes on a mousse-like texture. Finally add your Orphan Girl and whip it one last time briefly. Be sure to taste it at this point – if it needs more Orphan Girl, cause you like it extra boozy, add it and whip it together again. Place mousse, covered, in the fridge.

Step 3: Oreos. In a large sealable bag, add your 12 Oreos. Now, you can take the time to remove the cream from each cookie if you’d like, but I personally don’t have the patience for that. Throw all your cookies in the bag and hammer them, throw them around the room, stomp on them if you wish… whatever crushes your cookies up with do.

Step 4: Assembly. Now that you have all your goods ready, it’s time to assembly them into the jars. Using the top of the jar like a cookie cutter, cut your cake into small circles. Use one circle of cake on the bottom of each jar, then place your Orphan Girl Mousse and Oreo crumble on top, continue this pattern until your jars are filled. Top your dessert off with something creepy, since it is Halloween, after-all.

The best part of using the jars is you can easily gift them. I heard Boo Buckets are all the rage this year, and I feel like a nice neighborly gesture would be a BOO-zy Bucket or two this Halloween.


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