Dirt Cake

I’m really excited about today’s post.  I remember Dirt Cakes from when I was younger so I’m feeling a bit nostalgic. Plus I’m a sucker for cute stuff and this Dirt Cake is too cute! Dirt Cakes are a great dessert not only for adults, but for kids too. Just add some gummy worms or maybe a little trowel or spade! It’s a great opportunity to have fun and be creative.

This was another recipe Kara and I prepared for Mother’s Day dinner and they were a hit. The Dirt Cake gave my mom the best of both worlds: flowers AND cake! It’s the type of recipe you can do on the quick but still impress your guests. We wanted to serve ours in small flower pots, but you could also serve it in an 8×8 baking dish too.

Note: The yield depends on the size pots you use. I would suggest using fairly small ones so that each person get’s their own cake. We ended up with a total of 6 Dirt Cakes.

Here's what you'll need

Start by crushing 1 package of Oreos

Then beat together cream cheese and butter

You want it smooth…like this!

Once the pudding has cooled you can combine it with the cream cheese and butter

Then fold in the Cool Whip

Now it's time to start layering. First goes the Oreos

And pudding next. Alternate pudding and 'dirt'. End with the 'dirt'

Stick the straw in if you're going to include a flower

This is the final pudding layer

Last layer of Oreos. Then stick in the flower

So pretty!!!


12 ounces chocolate pudding
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
16 ounces whipped topping (I used cool whip)
16 ounces crushed Oreos

Make pudding according to package directions. Set aside to cool.

In the bowl of a stand mixer combine cream cheese and butter. Mix until creamy. Add pudding. Mix to combine. Then fold in whipped cream.

To assemble your dirt cakes: {use whatever dish you prefer} alternate layers of oreo crumbs and filling. Beginning and ending with Oreos. Chill cake for a minimum of four hours or until it sets up.

To add flowers (optional), tape the bottom on a straw and push into center of cake. Choose a flower with a stem thin enough to fit in the straw. Gently place the flower into the straw. Cut the excess straw so it doesn’t show above the “dirt.”

Source: adapted from The Family Kitchen