Super Easy Grass Block Minecraft Cake Recipe

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How to make an easy, no fail, grass block Minecraft cake recipe. Simple tutorial for a square cake with buttercream, awesome for kids and birthdays!

minecraft cake recipe made into grass block cake with green grass buttercream and chocolate buttercream dirt on a white cake board

It makes sense that my oldest would request a grass block Minecraft cake for his 11th birthday way back when. Especially considering how much my boys AND my husband all love to play the game.

The memories this brings (he's now a teenager)… When he requested a Minecraft birthday cake, I mulled it over for a bit and sifted through all sorts of Minecraft cake ideas, figuring out the best way to make this cake.

Since he wanted a grass block, I decided to use chocolate buttercream for the dirt part of the block. And then I used a regular buttercream icing for the grass, only I colored it green.

Creating the grass is the most time consuming part of the entire cake, but it's so easy with one handy dandy little cake tip.

The thing about this cake that I love… You don't even have to do anything else to it, in order for it to look good. The dirt and the grass are the decoration, so you don't even really need a cake topper unless you just want one.

It was a fun project and even more fun to see the smile on his face when it was all said and done.

Related Recipe: Minecraft pig cake and another very easy Minecraft cake.

boy child with Minecraft birthday cake

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If you’d rather skip all of my cake decorating tips, important info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the Minecraft grass block cake recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

Kitchen Tools You'll Need to Make a Minecraft Grass Block Cake:

  • 10-inch Square Cake Pan – Since you're creating a grass block, you'll want 2 square shaped pans.
  • Cake Board and Freezer Paper – You'll place the baked cake on a cake board wrapped in freezer paper for decorating.
  • Icing Spatula – This comes in handy for spreading the icing between cake layers and around the sides of the cake.
  • Pastry Bag – Place your icing in the pastry bag.
  • Wilton Grass Tip and Coupler – This tip allows you to create grass out of icing.
  • Candles – If you're making a birthday cake, add candles or whatever decorations you want.

To Use Fondant or Not to Use Fondant

If you're trying to figure out how to make a Minecraft cake without fondant, you've come to the right place.

There is no fondant whatsoever in this recipe. In fact, I have a love/hate relationship with fondant, and in my opinion, it never tastes as good as frosting.

slice of Minecraft grass block cake on TNT paper party plate

That said… Here are a few tips for how to make a most beautiful grass block cake.

Tips for How to Make This Minecraft Cake Recipe

Before you start to decorate, you need to bake the cakes and make the frosting.

  • Bake 2 10-inch square cakes (the grass block should be square-shaped). Jacob wanted chocolate, so I used 2 chocolate cake mixes to make the process easier.
  • While the cakes are baking, it's a good time to mix up the icing.  I use my favorite recipes for buttercream frosting and chocolate buttercream frosting. So delicious!

Important: Be sure to save back about 1 cup of the chocolate buttercream to spread between the two cakes.

  • The regular buttercream icing needs to be green, so add enough green food color until you're satisfied with the shade you have.
  • Then the secret to making the rest of the chocolate buttercream icing look even more like dirt and mud, is to crush up Peanut Butter Oreos and mix them in with the icing. Combined, this makes the perfect texture for the dirt part of the grass block.
leveling square cake for Minecraft cake recipe with a cake slicer/leveller
  • When the cakes have cooled, place them on a square cake board that's been wrapped in white freezer paper.
  • An optional step is to slice the rounded top off of the cakes with a cake slicer/leveller. This helps the cakes to have a flatter shape and makes them easier to decorate.
  • Spread the saved portion of the chocolate buttercream frosting on top of one cake. Then sandwich the two cakes together.
sandwiching chocolate cakes together with chocolate buttercream frosting to create Minecraft grass block cake
  • Work your way around the sides of the cake, spreading the chocolate buttercream “dirt” icing. It's ok if it looks a little messy; that just makes for a more authentic look to your dirt.
spreading chocolate buttercream dirt frosting on chocolate Minecraft cake with table knife

How to Make Grass on a Cake

Once your block has “mud” all around the sides, it's ready for you to add the grass with the green buttercream icing.

peanut butter Oreos mixed with buttercream to make a dirt icing for grass block Minecraft cake

Important Tip: Make sure your icing is thin enough to easily squeeze through the grass tip, or it will be very difficult indeed (don't ask me how I know this).

The Wilton website gives a great tutorial for how to create the grass, but basically, just squeeze the pastry bag to create your grass and then pull up or away.

piping grass onto top of Minecraft grass block cake with pastry bag and Wilton grass tip, Tip 233

This cake tip works like a charm to create beautiful patches of green grass for the top of the grass block.

While this part of the process is probably what will take the longest, it's so worth it when you're done.

buttercream grass on minecraft grass block cake, made with Wilton cake tip 233

When finished, decorate with candles or whatever your heart desires. Then slice it up and serve to your guests!

Tip: I do recommend refrigerating this cake before/after serving.

sliced chocolate grass block Minecraft cake

More Minecraft Party Ideas to Go with Your Cake

Minecraft Creeper Pizza

Free Minecraft Potion of Healing Drink Labels

Creeper Juice, Creeper Balloons, and Licorice TNT's

Zombie Boogers

Minecraft Nerf Gun Target

Super Awesome Minecraft Party Supplies:

Minecraft Plates, Napkins, and Cups

Happy Birthday Banner

Miner Party Balloons

Minecraft Character Wristbands

Mining Fun Cupcake Stand

Pixel Treat Bags

Mining Fun Photo Props

TNT Piñata

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Yield: 20 servings

Super Easy Grass Block Minecraft Cake Recipe

Super Easy Grass Block Minecraft Cake Recipe

How to make an easy, no fail, grass block Minecraft cake recipe. Simple tutorial for a square cake with buttercream, awesome for kids and birthdays!

Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 square chocolate cakes, *
  • 3 cups chocolate buttercream frosting
  • 12 Peanut Butter Oreos
  • 3 cups buttercream frosting, colored green

Instructions

  1. Bake 2 square cakes, using 10"x10" cake pans and following recipe/cake mix instructions.
  2. While the cakes are baking, mix up both the regular buttercream frosting and the chocolate buttercream.
  3. The regular buttercream icing needs to be colored green, so add enough green food color until satisfied with the shade you have.
  4. When the cakes have cooled, place one cake on a 12-inch square cake board that's been wrapped in white freezer paper.
  5. Optional but very helpful step at this point: Slice the rounded top off of the cakes with a cake slicer/leveller. This helps the cakes to have a flatter shape and makes it easier to decorate them.
  6. Spread a portion of the chocolate buttercream frosting on top of that cake.
  7. Then sandwich the two cakes together.
  8. Make the rest of the chocolate buttercream frosting look more like dirt and mud by crushing up the Peanut Butter Oreos and mixing them in with the frosting.**
  9. Spread the chocolate buttercream "dirt" frosting on the sides of the cake, working your way around.
  10. Using Wilton Tip 233, add the grass with the green buttercream frosting. Make sure the icing is thin enough to easily squeeze through the grass tip, or it will be very difficult. The Wilton website gives a great tutorial for how to create the grass, but basically, just squeeze the pastry bag to create each little patch of grass, and then pull up or away.
  11. When finished, decorate your masterpiece with candles or whatever your heart desires.

Notes

*I used 2 chocolate cake mixes to make the cakes. 

**I recommend crushing the Oreos by placing them in a Ziploc bag and then beating them with a rolling pin. You want them to have some chunks, so to look like dirt and rocks in the frosting.

Tip: I do recommend refrigerating this cake before/after serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 399 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 32mg Sodium: 99mg Carbohydrates: 51g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 44g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g

88 thoughts on “Super Easy Grass Block Minecraft Cake Recipe”

  1. I found you on Pinterest. This is a great idea (LOVE the Oreo idea!) My husband is definitely a huge Minecraft geek and Oreos are his favorite cookie… so this is an obvious choice! His birthday is in three weeks too, so perrrfect timing!

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    • Oh Christie, you’ll have to let me know how it turns out! So glad you stopped by. My son absolutely loved this, and it was fun to make too.:)

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    • Thank you, Heather! You’ll have to let me know how it turns out if you make it. It was really fun to make. And my kids and husband love Minecraft too…. so much….:)

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  2. I completed my grass block cake last night! Turned out better than expected (I suck at baking ;)) and our son loves it! Can’t wait to see what the guests at his party think today! Thank you for the awesome idea! Love your blog!

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    • Aly, I’m so glad it turned out well! That is awesome! I’m so glad he loves it! You are so welcome; thank you so much for letting me know. It means the world when a reader comes back and lets me know how a project or recipe turned out.:)

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  3. My son’s birthday is in October, so I usually do a Halloween themed party. This year he broke it to me that he really wanted a Minecraft birthday. I told him to get busy finding me a cake to make and he found this one. I was SO relieved that I don’t have to be a master baker to pull it off. YAY!

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    • Mindy, thank you! That means the world! I love creating things that others can easily pull off. So fun. You’ll have to let me know how it turns out! Happy Birthday to him in advance.:)

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  4. Love this idea, and for all my craftiness, cakes are not my thing…this I think I can do…and I got a pack of the minecraft fingurines to put on top…perfect…one question, you said two box mixes, what size was your pan? I got a 10×10 so picked up up two, hoping that is enough, but wasn’t sure since I saw a 8″ square pan there and a 12″.

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    • Hey Michele, thank you! I used 10×10 pans, which I was able to get in the cake decorating section at Michaels. They’re Wilton brand if that helps.:) You’ll have to let me know how it turns out.

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  5. Thank you for posting this!! My almost 9 year old wants a minecraft cake for his birthday, and I was worried there would be no way to make it look good. Your idea to put Oreos in the icing is fantastic!

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  6. My baby is turning 23, soon, and still has not outgrown an attraction to minecraft. Think I’ll do this for him. :)
    <3 K
    P.S. Found you at AWB (not) LinkUp! Ha! :) Don't know what happened there, but, hey, we didn't let it get to us! :)

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  7. Thank you for the fantastic idea! My son’s 11th birthday is this Friday and I have been trying to figure out what sort of cake to make him this year. A Minecraft cake will be a huge hit!

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  8. Love the look of your Minecraft cake. I would really like to try it, but we have a friend coming to our party who has a peanut allergy. Would just using the chocolate parts of regular Oreos work? Or is there any alternative that might also help the icing look more like dirt?

    Thanks!

    Nicole

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    • Nicole, thank you! The Oreos are darker, so that should be fine, as long as Oreos don’t have any peanut remnants in them; I’d for sure check the package to make sure. But yeah, they would give a good dirt look.

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  9. I am making this cake for my nephew’s 9th birthday. It was either Minecraft or Lego, and I thought Minecraft would be easier just didn’t have a recipe. Found this one and looked easy enough. Hope I make it as good as it looks! Thank you!

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    • Erica, I hope you enjoy! And I hope it turns out well; the one thing I loved about this was that it was fairly simple to make and didn’t take a ton of time. He will love it!

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    • Christine, I don’t see why not! I think it would work just fine. As long as it has a good consistency to form the grass on top. And thick enough to stay on the sides of the cake without dripping down.

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  10. Fantastic cake! I’m going to try this for my sons 8th birthday in a couple of weeks. I’m not great at decorating cakes but I’m going to give it a shot. I don’t think we have Peanut Butter Oreos here in the UK but I’m sure I can find something similar. We have the normal Oreos – do you think these will work?

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    • Eda, thank you! And I’m so excited you’re going to try making it; the one thing I truly love about this cake is that anyone can make it. You’ll do great.

      Yes, normal Oreos should work just fine. I believe I have another reader who used normal Oreos too, and she came back and said it turned out great. Good luck! So excited to hear how it goes. Happy Birthday to him!

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  11. Perfect!!! This would be great for a golfer too, or for a football team… Lots of variations. But yes, in our house it would be Minecraft. :)

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  12. Been searching for HOURS for a Minecraft cake “I” could feasibly make without wanting to tear out my hear over the intricate details involved. THIS … THIS is PERFECT.

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  13. That is a awesome design for the cake at first i though it was really green grass and dirt but it turns out i was wrong after a while it is frosting and fudge dark chocolate for the bottom of the plats and it turns out to be a good looking cake so it awesome i am speech less because it was an awesome art peace it is the best art peace i have ever seen in my life it is the best peace of art work you are an artist.How did you do it?????????

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  14. Hello!

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    Please let me know if you agree to be featured!

    Let me know if you have questions/concerns.

    Thanks!

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  15. This cake looks awesome! I think I am going to attempt to make it for my son’s birthday party. About how many people did this cake feed? We are having a big party, so I am trying to decide if I should make one big sheet cake instead of the layered cake, or if I should make two of these cakes. Thanks!

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    • Amanda, thank you! There were only the 4 of us, but we had leftovers for days. I’d think it would feed at least a dozen people, if not more… It’s pretty thick, so a smaller slice goes a long way.

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  16. I just found this cake and am totally making it for my son’s 9th birthday! How long did you bake each cake layer? The cake mix box doesn’t have the time for a 10×10 pan. Thanks!

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    • Hi Amy, I believe I baked it for around the same time as a 9×13 or 8×8 cake pan. I know I would have checked it with a toothpick to see if it was done in the middle before removing, though, so it may have been a bit longer. I hope you enjoy!

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