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Dump Truck Cake Recipe

Dump Truck Cake Recipe

A toy truck, loaded with cake and cookie crumb "dirt," is the perfect treat to unload at a preschooler's construction party.


  • 2 baked 8- or 9-inch round cakes
  • 2 3-oz. pkgs. prepared chocolate pudding
  • 3 to 4 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
  • Clean plastic toy dump truck and shovel


  1. Cut the cakes into 3-inch-long slices, then cut them in half.
  2. Layer the cake, pudding, and crumbs in the clean dump truck and serve with the shovel.
  3. Tip: For a dessert and take-home favor all in one, fill individual small toy dump trucks (about 6 inches long each) with a cupcake and 2 to 3 tablespoons of cookie crumb dirt. Be sure to rinse out the dirty trucks before sending them home.