Dirt Cake

Joyce Vlietstra


Another family favorite, I used to make this a lot for my kids too. Creative use of Oreo cookies to make this vanilla pudding based 'cake' look like dirt. This is a kids favorite too I think!

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25 Min


8 oz
cream cheese, softened
16 oz
whipped topping, thawed
2 pkg
vanilla instant pudding (large size)
3 c
1 c
confectioners' sugar
1 pkg
oreo cookies (or eqivalent)
gummy worms/bugs (optional)

How to Make Dirt Cake


  • 1Crush cookies in ziploc bag using a rolling pin until 'dirt' consistency.
  • 2Mix together cream cheese, pudding mixes, milk, and whipped topping until well blended.
  • 3Slowly stir in confectioners sugar.
  • 4Alternate layers of cookie crumbs and filling mixture in a 9X13 cake pan, finishing with cookie crumbs on the top. Garnish with gummy worms, candy bugs, or other dirt themed items. Or you can just leave it without the extra garnishes if you prefer.
  • 5Cover and refrigerate for about an hour or until ready to serve.

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About Dirt Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Puddings, Other Desserts
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #Oreo