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Dirt Cake

Our kids favorite cake!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 to 1 1/4 lb. pkg. Oreo cookies
  • 1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 12 oz. tub Cool Whip (can use chocolate)
  • 2 3 1/2 oz. pkg. instant vanilla or chocolate pudding
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 gummy worms and/or other critters



  • Crush Oreos. Put 1/3 of the crushed Oreos into a new, clean flower pot. Set aside.
  • Mix butter, cream cheese and sugar and vanilla together. Set aside.
  • Combine milk and pudding mix. Fold Cool Whip into the pudding.
  • Fold together pudding mixture and butter-cream cheese mixture.
  • Layer this mixture (about 1/3 of it) onto the crumbled cookies in the pot. Next, add another layer of the pudding mixture, then another layer of cookie crumbs, continuing until all ingredients are used.
  • As you're layering the ingredients, decoratively place several gummy worms and critters in the "soil" so they will be seen emerging. If you have a toy (clean) garden trowel, a plastic daisy, or some edible flowers, these can also be used creatively to embellish the presentation.
  • Chill in refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours before serving.