How to Make the Best Oreo Dirt Cake

Updated on February 18, 2020
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This delicious Oreo Dirt Cake is one of my family's favorites.

A dirt cake is a great addition to any meal. It is very simple and only has a few ingredients. This recipe is one of my family's favorites.

Ingredients

  • 1 package Oreos
  • 2 packages vanilla instant pudding, (3.4 oz)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 16 oz Cool Whip
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened

Instructions

  1. Place the Oreos in a plastic bag and crush them. The easiest way to do this is to put them in a gallon-sized plastic bag and smash them with a rolling pin.
  2. Using a whisk or an electric mixer, beat the vanilla instant pudding, milk, Cool Whip, and cream cheese until smooth.
  3. Slowly add the confectioner’s sugar until well-blended.
  4. Place a layer of crushed Oreos on the bottom of a 13x9 cake pan.
  5. Then alternate layers of the cream cheese mixture and Oreos.
  6. Sprinkle Oreos on top for garnish.

What'd You Think?

3.2 stars from 1099 ratings of Oreo Dirt Cake

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      MB 

      7 weeks ago

      Great, I didn’t read the reviews first! Guess I just ruined my dessert! It’s super runny, I assumed it was going to thicken in the fridge! Do NOT make this recipe!!!

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      3 months ago

      This receipe is awful. Mine turned out so runny and now it’s ruined.

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      Izzy 

      4 months ago

      Kind of confused after reading the comments I made mine exactly how the direction said and it came out extremely runny I put it in the refrigerator hoping it will set but we’ll see what happens was I supposed to make the pudding prior to because the directions say add everything and then blend until smooth no prior directions of making the putting like box says or anything super annoyed was for a party to now I’m empty handed or a store bought tray YUCK

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      Nichole 

      8 months ago

      This is my family’s favorite! Don’t know why people had issues just throw it in and mix it together!

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      Samiang 

      14 months ago

      Easy recipe but I was not a fan of the flavor. I think the issue was the confectioners sugar.

      Edit: I used 8oz of cool whip

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      Beverly Blevins 

      20 months ago

      I forgot add a stick of butter. Mix solids together then add liquids in a little at a time and mix add a little more and mix. Remember the cap of vanilla flavoring add last

      Then stir.

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      Beverly Blevins 

      20 months ago

      Try a cap full of vanilla flavoring and stir liquids in a little bit at a time and stir it makes a difference in the flavor and texture

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      Lou Ann 

      2 years ago

      I don't understand why so many people are having issues with this. I made it and it turned out perfectly. It doesn't say to make the pudding separate. Just mix it all together. It's instant pudding mix. Maybe that's where your messing this up.

      Put the milk in a bowl, add the pudding mix, stir and then add the rest of the ingredients. Easy Peasy!

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      Elena 

      2 years ago

      Shouldn't you make the instant pudding first, let it set and then add it to cream cheese mixture?

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      Justine 

      2 years ago

      It's runny I made it just as your directions say! I even added an extra pack of pudding mix and it's still runny

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      Elmarie 

      2 years ago

      Can it be made the day before a party?

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      Stef 

      3 years ago

      You just need to add the milk to the pudding separately. then set it aside in the fridge and let it get a little thick. It won't take but maybe five minutes then you can add it to the rest of the recipe. I make this about 10 times a year for family functions and holidays so I know exactly how to make it.

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      Beth 

      3 years ago

      Do you use the whole oreo cookie (I mean including the cream middle)?

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      abi 

      3 years ago

      This is non-bake right?

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      Kerri 

      4 years ago

      Be sure to use a very very large mixing bowl. I bought the family size package of oreo and used all of them. Next time I'm going to try with my stand mixer. Very good though. Will continue using this recipe

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      Rebecca 

      4 years ago

      Your should've specified that we were JUST TO USE PUDDING MIX!!! Not make the pudding now it's to runny & I gotta pitch it I guess

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      Melanie 

      4 years ago

      Erica-8 oz is 1 cup, 16 oz is 2 cups

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      Ashly Christen 

      4 years ago from Illinois

      yum!

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      joe 

      4 years ago

      whats vanilla pudding mix?

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      Kim 

      4 years ago

      what size boxes of pudding?

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      Taylor 

      5 years ago

      Can you taste the cream cheese? Will it taste differently?

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      Aimee 

      5 years ago

      We put gummy worms in ours for an added touch..... Super fun for the kids!!!!

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      Amy 

      5 years ago

      The cream mixture seems really watery is it suppose to be????

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      erica 

      5 years ago

      shawn scarborough, this looks incredible please can you translate all to cup sizes, as we don't use ounces in south africa.

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      Kylie B. 

      5 years ago

      What size of cake pan do you use?

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      Shawn Scarborough 

      5 years ago from The Lone Star State

      Cindy, I do it by hand but you could also use a mixer

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      Cindy 

      5 years ago

      Use mixer or do my hand?

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      Shawn Scarborough 

      7 years ago from The Lone Star State

      Thank you everyone for your comments.

      @Hoodie--just add the pudding mix, you do not need to make the pudding separately.

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      Carla 

      7 years ago

      this oreo dirt cake i have made many of times and my whole family loves it.

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      poko 

      7 years ago

      awsome

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      Hoodie 

      8 years ago

      With the Vanilla pudding does it need to already be made or do I just add the pudding mix?

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      Abi 

      8 years ago

      i used this recipe for a demonstrative speech, it was super quick and easy!

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      Heather Halsey 

      8 years ago

      THis recipe is the awesome ! its so easy to make. My family and i enjoyed each and every bite.

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      Les Trois Chenes 

      9 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

      Must say it does look like dirt! Wonder what Oreo cookies are.

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