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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        Elena 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 8 months ago

        Can it be made the day before a party?

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        Stef 13 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 19 months ago

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

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        abi 21 months ago

        This is non-bake right?

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        Kerri 2 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 2 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 2 years 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 3 years ago

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

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        Aimee 3 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 5 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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        Hoodie 6 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.


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