Mom made this for my birthday when I was turning 8. She served it in a large plastic flower pot, and used a plastic sandbox shovel to dish it out onto plates. She had explained it to me beforehand, and the looks on everyone’s face when the dirt cake was brought out were priceless. I’ve since made this a few times, and it is always a big hit and people will talk of it for a long time afterwards.
Dirt Cake Ingredients
You need the following:
– 1 20 oz. package Oreo cookies
– 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
– ½ stick of margarine, softened
– 1 cup of powdered sugar
– 2 packages of instant vanilla pudding
– 3 ½ cups of milk
– 1 12 oz. container of cool whip, thawed
Crush cookies in a food processor or blender until it looks like dirt, set aside. Blend cream cheese, margarine, and powdered sugar, set aside. Mix pudding mix and milk until well blended. Fold pudding mixture into cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped topping. Use an 8 to 10 inch new flower pot, and alternate layers of cookie crumbs and cream mixture, ending with the cookie crumbs on top, so it looks like dirt. Refrigerate over night, or at least 4 hours. After refrigeration, decorate the top of your dirt cake with either plastic flowers or gummy worms. I use plastic flowers to decorate my dirt cakes and surround them with candy that looks like rocks. If you don’t know what chocolate rocks are, follow the link. Serve dirt cake with a new plastic sand shovel.
This is excellent for a children’s party, or for any Halloween party where you can say dirt or graveyard dirt is being served. It’s very cute and easy to prepare.