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Dirt Cake – Kid Favorite Dessert

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Dirt Cake.

If you’re an oreo cookie and and a pudding fan, you will love this recipe! Kids can help put this dirt cake together. It is made from kid-favorite food, so it is bound to be a hit for them as well.

The ingredients can be crushed, whipped, and mixed together in minutes, layer by layer. You’ll need pudding and milk (mixed or cooked first) oreo cookies, sugar, cool whip, and cream cheese. Don’t forget the gummy worms!

As you layer the dirt cake, hide some gummy worms in each layer. If you use a glass bowl, you can make sure the worms can be seen along the sides of the bowl. Kids will have fun with this part! If you’re not a fan of gummy worms, leave them out.

Another ingredient you can add is animal crackers. This gives the pudding a crunchy texture, but some kids might like this better than the texture of gummy worms. The flavor of animal crackers (or graham crackers) with pudding is great.

Another option is to “plant” flowers in the dirt cake. Serve the pudding in mugs or planters and add an artificial flower or leaf.  Kids can help “plant” the flowers.

You can also use real flowers. Violets, for example! Or mint. Or thyme. Check out this resource for other possibilities. You can call it a flower garden cake instead of dirt cake.

This can be a great surprise for an after-school snack or an anytime dessert. Try it, you’ll like it.

The recipe

Dirt Cake

My Windowsill
An easy recipe for a delightful dessert that kids will enjoy. Chocolate lovers young or old will like it as well.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 1 pound Oreo cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 stick melted margarine
  • 3 1/2 cups cold milk
  • 2 small boxes instant chocolate pudding you can use one box vanilla and one box chocolate
  • 1 cup powdered sugar I use a lot less
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 12 oz. Cool Whip
  • Gummy worms optional


  • Mix Oreo crumbs, 1 cup powdered sugar, cream cheese, and melted margarine in one bowl.
  • In another bowl, mix instant chocolate pudding and cold milk.
  • Fold in Cool Whip.
  • Layer the cake starting and ending with cookie crumb mixture
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • You can add gummy worms in the pudding.

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I posted this recipe six years ago. I’ve added more ideas to the recipe this time.

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