How to make Chocolate Soil

August 24, 2022
Grainy chocolate dirt/ chocolate soil does resemble real dirt, once the mix is baked.

Chocolate soil recipe

Making chocolate soil/ chocolate dirt is so much fun!

Brings out the child in me, playing with dirt and no one to tell me off :D.
I guess no matter how old we are, we will always have that "inner child", waiting to come out and play.

What is Chocolate Soil?

Chocolate soil is a mixture of almond meal, cocoa powder, sugar and flour with butter.
Mix to a bread crumb texture and bake to make it looks like REAL dirt or soil!

How to make Chocolate Soil?

Scroll down for full printable recipe and video.

Add almond meal to a mixing bowl.
Step 1: Add almond meal to a mixing bowl.

Add plain flour
Step 2: Add plain flour

Add caster sugar
Step 3: Add caster sugar (you can opt for raw sugar)

Add cocoa butter
Step 4: Add cocoa butter

Step 5: Mix the dry ingredients well.

Add melted butter and mix until it looks like breadcrumb.
Step 6: Add melted butter and mix until it looks like breadcrumb.

Pop into the oven for 10 minutes.

Step 7: Pop into the oven for 10 minutes.

Ready to use chocolate soil

Chocolate soil ready to be use as topping to any of your bakes:)

What to do with Chocolate Soil?

I like to top my chocolate mousse with some chocolate soil, to have different texture.
And good to hide the 'imperfections' especially the chocolate mousse top layer.

chocolate soil recipe
Use chocolate dirt/ chocolate soil has cooled down.

You can use chocolate soil for pudding or chocolate cake (with frosting).

edible chocolate soil
Chocolate mousse ready to be served!

How to keep Chocolate Soil?

This recipe yield approximately 400g.
You might not use all as chocolate mousse topping.
Keep the leftover in an airtight container.

How long can I keep Chocolate Soil for?

Chocolate soil has butter hence it will not keep as long as I would like to.
If kept in the pantry/ larder, best use within 7 days.

Video on How to make Chocolate Soil

This chocolate dirt or chocolate soil is easy to make. Chocolate dirt/ chocolate soil does resemble real dirt, once mix is done and baked.  It is grainy, unattractive dark brownish clumps that looks exactly like dirt!


  1. I just made this recipe for my daughter's cake and it was AMAZING. Not too sweet and was just perfect. Thank you so much, you saved my day!

    1. You are welcome, am glad that it worked well for you :)


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