Believe it or not, I’d never had Dirt Cake before this weekend. When I asked my husband what he’d like for Father’s Day, one of the desserts he asked me to make was Dirt Cake. I thought, “Hmm…sounds good!” Traditional Dirt Cake calls for vanilla pudding, cream cheese, cool whip, and some crushed Oreos. Of course, I had to change things up a bit, and add some chocolate pudding, as well. I just couldn’t fathom making Dirt Cake with white pudding. White dirt? I needed some brown dirt! Hence, the addition of chocolate pudding. It turned out delicious, and my entire family ate it all up! Here’s a fun way to serve your Dirt Cake at a party:
Here’s the recipe…
- 1 package Oreo cookies
- 8-oz. package of cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/2 stick of unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3-1/2 cups milk, divided
- 1 small package vanilla pudding mix
- 1 small package chocolate pudding mix
- 12-oz. cool whip
- Gummy worms
Start by crushing the Oreos in a food processor, or in a bag with a rolling pin. Set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, mix the cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar with a spoon until combined.
In another medium-sized bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups of milk with the vanilla pudding mix.
Combine the remaining 2 cups of milk and chocolate pudding in another bowl.
Add half of the cool whip to the vanilla pudding mix, and the other half to the chocolate pudding mix, and stir to combine.
Mix in half of the cream cheese mixture into the vanilla pudding mixture, and the other half into the chocolate pudding mixture.
In your serving pot, or individual cups, layer the Oreo crumbs, vanilla pudding mix, chocolate pudding mix, and top with the crushed Oreos. Decorate with gummy worms, and enjoy!
Makes 8 servings.© 2011 Original recipe by La Casa de Sweets