Oreo Dirt Cake

A classic recipe from my childhood and a family favorite at our house. So, grab your apron and let’s dig into the delectable world of Oreo dirt cake!

To create this scrumptious Oreo dirt cake, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 family size package of Oreo cookies
  • 8 ounces (225 grams) of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (120 grams) of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (120 grams) of powdered sugar
  • 2 (3.4-ounce) packages of instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 1/2 cups (830 milliliters) of cold milk
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces (225 grams) of whipped topping (e.g., Cool Whip)
  • Gummy worms (optional, for garnish)
  • Shovel or garden-themed decorations (optional, for presentation)


Prepare the Oreo Cookie Crumbs:

  • Start by placing the Oreo cookies in a food processor and pulse until you achieve fine crumbs. Set aside a handful of crumbs for garnishing later.

Create the Cream Cheese Mixture:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, softened butter, and powdered sugar. Mix until smooth and well combined.

Prepare the Pudding Layer:

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the instant chocolate pudding mix, cold milk, and vanilla extract. Continue whisking until the mixture thickens.

Assemble the Oreo Dirt Cake:

  • Now it’s time to layer the ingredients. Begin with a generous layer of the Oreo cookie crumbs at the bottom of your serving dish.
  • Next, spread a layer of the cream cheese mixture on top of the cookie crumbs, ensuring even coverage.
  • Follow with a layer of the chocolate pudding mixture, spreading it carefully to create a smooth surface.
  • Repeat these layers until you’ve used up all the ingredients, finishing with a layer of the cream cheese mixture.

Finishing Touches:

  • To add a touch of whimsy, sprinkle the reserved Oreo cookie crumbs over the top layer, giving it the appearance of “dirt.”
  • If desired, decorate with gummy worms, shovel-shaped cookies, or any other garden-themed decorations to enhance the playful presentation.

Chill and Serve:

  • Cover your Oreo dirt cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  • When ready to serve, cut into slices and enjoy the delightful layers of chocolatey goodness and creamy indulgence.