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Dirt Cake 101

This layered dirt cake recipe is not only irresistible and super delicious, but it is a fun kitchen project to do with your kids. #easyrecipe #dessert #oreo #womenLivingwell

Every year I make Dirt Cake for the 4th of July!  And since our family is having a picnic at our house on the 3rd – we just finished making our annual dirt cake and decorating the kitchen!

4th july table

So since I instagram’d the photo above and someone asked for the recipe – here it is:

Dirt Cake Ingredients: (serves 12-15)

2 sixteen ounce packages Oreo Cookies
6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
2 packages (3.9ounces) of instant chocolate pudding
2 1/2 cups milk
1 16oz carton frozen whipped topping thawed
15 gummy worms

1. Chop Oreo cookies very fine in a food processor – set aside.

2. Combine cream cheese, butter and stir until creamy – set aside.

3. In another bowl combine the pudding mix and milk then fold the cream cheese mixture into the pudding. Then fold the whipped cream into the mixture – set aside.

4. In a flowerpot alternate layers of cookie “dirt” and pudding mixture, starting and ending with the cookie “dirt”. In each layer of dirt add a couple gummy worms.

5. Chill overnight. (or 4 hours) Add silk flowers and worms on top and serve!

I love creating family traditions –the dirt cake is officially one of them!

Here’s our dirt cake served on the 4th of July – 3 years ago:


Two years ago:

 And last year:


From my family to yours –Happy Fourth of July!!!!  Have a wonderful day creating memories that will last a lifetime with your family.

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Walk with the King,

Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen has a Vanilla Dirt Cake recipe that is different than mine that I also recommend.  And look how cute these are in individual cups!!!  Adorable!

This layered dirt cake recipe is not only irresistible and super delicious, but it is a fun kitchen project to do with your kids. #easyrecipe #dessert #oreo #womenLivingwell


  1. I love making Dirt Cake in a clear deep dish so you can see the layers. Also, I have a friend who will not eat chocolate, so I make the same Dirt Cake using vanilla Oreos and vanilla pudding. It is just as yummy!! (I call it “Sand Cake” and use beach toys to decorate)

  2. Yummy!! Every year we make a Banana Split Cake with blueberries and strawberris as an american flag. I dont care for cherries but those are usually used!

  3. I live in Australia and have never heard of dirt cake!! But all those ingredients are available here (except the Cool Whip – but I can use whipped cream right?) so I’m making this with my kids this weekend! Thanks so much! Happy 4th of July to you and your family xxx

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