How to Make the Best Oreo Dirt Cake

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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Les Trois Chenes 5 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

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

Heather Halsey 4 years ago

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

Abi 4 years ago

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

Hoodie 4 years ago

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

poko 4 years ago


Carla 3 years ago

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

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Shawn Scarborough 3 years ago from The Lone Star State Author

Thank you everyone for your comments.

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

Cindy 2 years ago

Use mixer or do my hand?

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Shawn Scarborough 2 years ago from The Lone Star State Author

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

Kylie B. 2 years ago

What size of cake pan do you use?

erica 22 months ago

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

Amy 22 months ago

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

Aimee 18 months ago

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

Taylor 17 months ago

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

Kim 12 months ago

what size boxes of pudding?

joe 12 months ago

whats vanilla pudding mix?

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AshlyChristen 11 months ago from Illinois


Melanie 6 months ago

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

Rebecca 6 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

Kerri 5 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

abi 5 weeks ago

This is non-bake right?

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