How to Make the Best Oreo Dirt Cake

Updated on March 30, 2016

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.


  • 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


  1. Place the Oreos in a plastic bag and crush them. The easiest way to do this is to put them in a gallon-size 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.

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      Elmarie 5 months ago

      Can it be made the day before a party?

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      Stef 10 months 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 16 months ago

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

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      abi 18 months ago

      This is non-bake right?

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      Kerri 22 months 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 23 months 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 24 months ago

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

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      Ashly Christen 2 years ago from Illinois


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      joe 2 years ago

      whats vanilla pudding mix?

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      Kim 2 years ago

      what size boxes of pudding?

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      Taylor 2 years ago

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

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      Aimee 2 years ago

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

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      Amy 3 years ago

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

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      erica 3 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. 3 years ago

      What size of cake pan do you use?

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      Shawn Scarborough 3 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 3 years ago

      Use mixer or do my hand?

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      Shawn Scarborough 4 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 5 years ago

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

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      poko 5 years ago


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      Hoodie 5 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 6 years ago

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

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      Heather Halsey 6 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 6 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

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