The Best Dirt Cake

Dirt Cake

Dirt cake is a classic southern dessert recipe that has been around as long as I can remember. It’s the perfect staple for a Summer BBQ, work potluck, graduation dinner, or any special occasion. It’s luscious, creamy, and topped with Oreo’s! How can you go wrong with that? You can’t because…Oreos!

Dirt cake alternates layers of crushed Oreos with a creamy whipped pudding mixture. You can even top it with gummy worms or other gummy candies for a unique and creative touch. I personally just love the pudding and Oreo mixture. It’s delicious with or without the gummies. 

Dirt cake is a crowd pleaser for any function! There are many variations of dirt cake around. They all use the same basic ingredients of Oreos, pudding and whipped topping.  This Dirt Cake is the best, because it adds cream cheese and butter to make the perfect creamy filling.  My Great Aunt made it this way, and it just hits differently than the normal dirt cake! The addition of the cream cheese makes it taste like Oreo cheesecake. Can you say delicious?  Try this amazing dessert today! 

Here are the ingredients you will need: 

  • 2 3.4oz boxes of  vanilla instant pudding
  • 3 ½  cups cold milk
  • 12oz Cool Whip
  • 1 8oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 package Oreos
  • Gummy worms, fake flowers (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Combine instant pudding and skim milk in a large bowl. Whisk for 5 minutes, or until the pudding is softly set. Set aside after folding in the cool whip.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar until smooth. Add it to the pudding mixture and stir to combine.
  3. In a food processor or blender, process Oreos into fine crumbs. Spoon 1-1/2 cups of cookie crumbs into the bottom of a large bowl. Top with 1/2 the pudding mixture, followed by 1-1/2 cups of cookie crumbs, the remaining pudding mixture, and then the remaining cookie crumbs. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving, then top with gummy worms and/or fake flowers.

The Best Dirt Cake

Layers of Oreo Cookies and a creamy whipped pudding mixture make this the perfect dessert! Dirt Cake is perfect for Sunday dinner, Summer BBQ, or potluck. Try it today!
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 2 3.4 oz boxes of vanilla instant pudding
  • 3 ½ cups cold milk
  • 12 oz Cool Whip
  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 package Oreos
  • Gummy worms fake flowers (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Combine instant pudding and skim milk in a large bowl. Whisk for 5 minutes, or until pudding is soft set. Fold in cool whip then set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar until smooth. Add to pudding mixture then stir to combine.
  • In a food processor or blender, process Oreos to fine crumbs. Spoon 1-1/2 cups cookie crumbs into the bottom of a large bowl. Top with 1/2 the pudding mixture followed by 1-1/2 cups cookie crumbs, the remaining pudding mixture, and then the remaining cookie crumbs. Chill for at least 1 hour then top with gummy worms and/or fake flowers before serving.
Keyword cookie desserts, cream cheese desserts, easy desserts, oreo, pudding desserts, simple desserts, whipped topping desserts

8 Comments

  1. Yes please! Great post. Might need to make this this weekend!

    1. You won’t be disappointed! It’s full of flavor.

  2. This surely will make a great dish for my next potluck!

    1. This is my favorite dish for any potluck!

  3. Omg so easy too! Definitely making this over the weekend!

    1. I try to share easy recipes only! If I struggle to make it then I never share it with you guys!

  4. You had me at that first picture! That looks so delicious! Going to give this a try this weekend.

    1. You will love it! It’s like cheesecake in a bowl!

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