Friday, October 18, 2013

Dirt Cake

Good afternoon friends.  My husband has been asking me to make this for so long I feel terrible.  I don't even remember how long it has been but I can tell you it has been months, if not a year or better.  I love this dessert, and I love my husband so I am not sure what took so long. 

I can remember the first time I had this.  I was a kid, and I was THRILLED with the whole concept of eating worms from dirt.  OMG, what does that say about my developmental health?  Well, anyway, I have made it several times throughout my adult life, a few times in a sand bucket from the toy section, using the shovel as the spoon to serve.  I have done it in a flower pot and used a clean new trowel to serve it.  You can really do a million things with this, so I encourage you to be creative, it is so fun.  AND delicious!  By the way, I used more Oreo's than I ever have on this recipe I won't be going back to using less anytime soon. 

2 pkgs. Oreo cookies
1 pkg. cream cheese (8 oz.)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
3 cups milk
1 -12 oz.tub Cool Whip
2 -3 1/2 oz. pkg. instant vanilla
1/2 tsp. vanilla
gummy worms

First of all find a container.  Traditionally you can do this in a CLEAN sand bucket with a shovel (toy section) or a clean flower pot.  I did mine in my Pampered Chef Trifle bowl, you can even do it in a plain bowl, just pick your vessel my friends, pick your vessel!

Now, let's start with the Oreos!  In a food processor or in a Ziploc with an instrument of mass destruction, get ALL of the Oreos into crumbs, FINE crumbs and set aside.  Mix butter, cream cheese and sugar and vanilla together with your electric mixer or stand mixer (using whisk attachment).  Then add in milk, and pudding.  Whip for 2-3 minutes, until blended and fluffy.  Now add in your whipped cream, beat into mixture.  Decide how many layers you think you want and take some cookie crumbs and layer than into the bottom of your container.  Then, layer on some pudding mixture.  Rinse and repeat, ending with the cookie crumbs to simulate the DIRT!  As you're layering the ingredients, place several gummy worms and /or critters in the "soil".  Chill in refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours before serving

I am sure you have had this before, or you WISH you had it before, but now, you CAN have it.  ANYTIME you want it!  This made my hubby happier than a worm in dirt!

Your "dirt makes for a happy hubby" Chefwannabe


  1. Thanks for posting this.. i forgot about it.. I made it in a plastic flower pot for a wrap up summer party and put it on the table as a centre piece.. Such fun as no one knew it was a dessert!

  2. I love this recipe and have forgotten about it. I need something for a quick birthday party and I think I found the answer. Love your posts.