Recently I was cranking out a dirt cake for a friend’s birthday, original Montefalco style, and picking up the requisite ingredients: Cool Whip, cream cheese, and instant vanilla pudding. This prompted some reflection on the proper pronunciation of Cool Whip.
During the pilgrimage to the Safeway pudding aisle I decided I wasn’t about to make instant vanilla without a refrigerated Jell-O swirl pack. What came later was divine intervention: chocolate stout plus chocolatey pudding snack. Or, Lunchables: Happy Hour Edition.
As for a proper dirt cake? Not quite sure. It’s vanilla based, sugary as can get, and in this case I found it best served in a bucket.
….I’m thinking Dirt Cake + White Russian? Definitely would have at least one taker.