Posted by The Galway Girl on 4th November 2009

Dirt Cake

dirt cake

I was a skeptic, but now I love Dirt Cake! Or as my husband usually calls it, mud pie. I used to think this dessert was just like chocolate pudding with some crumbled cookies. But this recipe it is soooo good, and it is super fun to make with the kids!

1.5 package of Oreo Cookies
1 (8 oz.) package of Cream Cheese
1/2 C. Butter, softened
1 C. Powdered Sugar
3 C. Milk
1 (12 oz.) tub of Whip Cream
2 (3 ½ oz.) packages of Instant Pudding, chocolate or vanilla
1/2 t. Vanilla
1 package of Gummy Worms/ Creepy Crawlers

  • Crush all the Oreo Cookies and set aside.
  • Mix together the butter, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Set aside
  • Mix together the pudding and the milk. Then fold together the cream cheese mixture and the pudding. Add the whip cream to the mixture.
  • Layer the crushed cookies, and the pudding mixture starting with the cookies. 3 layers of cookies and 2 layers of the pudding mixture.

*You can add gummy worms to the top layer of oreos to make it fun for kids. You can also put it in a new, clean flower pot and stuff a fake flower down in the middle of the “dirt” to add a little whimsy. That would be super cute for a garden theme party.

    9 Responses

  1. Janice says:

    It is yummy, but Ohhhhhhhhh so many calories.

  2. HOLLY says:


    • bb says:

      Instead of having the parent make the cake for their birthday why not have the children do it??? It just looks like it could be SOOOOOO much fun, and messy…

  3. rc carpesh says:

    im so making this! THis weekend

  4. Sally says:

    Made this before as a graveyard. I used Milano cookies for the gravestones and a black edible pen to write on the stones. Made finger cookies with almond silvers for fingernails. Decorated the graveyard with fingers and gummy worms coming out of the ground. You can use black licorice approx. 3″ long and fine slice top portion, to use as dead trees.

  5. Kari says:

    I almost forgot the gummy worms! They should be on the ingredients list!

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