Easy Dirt Cake Recipe

This dirt cake is a sweet and tasty treat that you can make with your kids. Topped with crushed Oreos, the easy-to-make cake is bound to be a success. 

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Why I Decided to Make Dirt Cakes in Flower Cups? //

We went to a friend’s house for Easter brunch and I wanted to bring something fun for the kids for dessert. You see, I am a bit of a control freak. I usually have all of the holidays at my house. It was a welcome break to be invited somewhere for Easter believe me, and it was ridiculously fun, but it was weird to not have it myself.

I am used to menu planning, shopping for days, prepping, cooking, and drinking too much champagne day of, because I am sort of worn out by the time the actual holiday rolls around. While I was thrilled to be surrounded by my friend’s family, it made me miss mine that much more. It is really hard to live 3,000 miles away sometimes. But this family treated us like we were one of theirs and for that I am grateful.

So I made these adorable little (maybe not so little) dirt cakes for the kids to have after the egg hunt. I had a hard time finding the right size flower pot. These were 4 inch pots but 2 inch would have been a better size. I made 10 of them with some leftover, so if you are not making this for a giant crowd, I would half this recipe. My children had a great time helping me make these and were good little helpers. I know that these are super cute and sort of girly, so we hid gummy worms, and slugs, and bugs in them for the boys. To even out the cute factor.

*edited to add – I found the perfect size flower pots at Michaels, after I made these. Why didn’t I think to look there? *

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Ingredients //

  • 2 packages Oreos crushed (leave 10 or however many pots you are making whole to plug the bottom of your pot)
  • 2 packages chocolate pudding
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 sticks cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pack of worm gummy candies

Instructions //

Step 1:

Make the chocolate pudding according to the package directions. Whip the cream. Set aside. Cream the cream cheese with the sugar and vanilla.

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Step 2:

Add the cream cheese mixture in a bowl.

Step 3:

Combine the pudding into the cream cheese mixture. Then fold the whipped cream into the pudding mixture. Doesn’t this look yummy?

Step 4:

Blend the ingredients well.

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Step 5:

Get your pots ready. I ran these through the dishwasher and let them dry overnight. Put a whole Oreo on top of the hole in the bottom of the flower pot so that the pudding does not leak out.

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Recruit some helpers. Make them wear an adorable apron.

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Step 6:

Layer some crushed Oreos on the top of the whole Oreo. Add the pudding mixture. Drop in some gross gummy candies. We used this.

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Step 7:

Cover the top with more crushed Oreos.

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Step 8:

Add some clean fake flowers – I ran mine under hot water and let them dry on a towel, that’s clean enough right?

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Step 9:

Let the pots chill for at least one hour or overnight. I made these the day before.

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There you have it. A dessert that is fun to make, super adorable, and delicious to eat. Make some with your children and share it at your next holiday get together.

Dirt Cake in Flower Pot

Dirt Cake in Flower Pot

Yield: 10 pots

A sweet and tasty treat that you can make with your kids.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages Oreos crushed (leave 10 or however many pots you are making whole to plug the bottom of your pot)
  • 2 packages chocolate pudding
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 sticks cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pack of gummy candies

Notes

  1. Make the chocolate pudding according to the package directions. Whip the cream. Set aside. Cream the cream cheese with the sugar and vanilla.
  2. Add the cream cheese mixture in a bowl.
  3. Combine the pudding into the cream cheese mixture. Then fold the whipped cream into the pudding mixture.
  4. Blend the ingredients well.
  5. Get your pots ready. I ran these through the dishwasher and let them dry overnight. Put a whole Oreo on top of the hole in the bottom of the flower pot so that the pudding does not leak out.
  6. Layer some crushed Oreos on the top of the whole Oreo. Add the pudding mixture. Drop in some gross gummy candies.
  7. Cover the top with more crushed Oreos.
  8. Add some clean fake flowers – I ran mine under hot water and let them dry on a towel.
  9. Let the pots chill for at least one hour or overnight. I made these the day before.



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This Post Has 44 Comments

  1. Gloria Jaramillo

    Another great version of this, which I actually discovered in a restaurant, is to use ice cream instead of the pudding and gummy worms. Therefore, it’s ice cream covered with the Oreo cookies and the worms inside, maybe their heads sticking out of the earth.

    1. bakedbree

      that is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Anonymous

    i keep looking up dirt cake cuz i want my mom to see how it looks she doesnt like whip cream but she said it might be fun to make so maybe ill get to try it 😀

    1. bakedbree

      I hope that you do.

  3. foolosophy

    Wow! you are such a adorable mom with hundred cutest idea!

    1. bakedbree

      thank you! That is nice of you to say.

  4. Kim P.

    I made these for my daughters 4th birthday last week. They were truly a big hit at her school. I thought by it being chocolate pudding, it would be a heavy dessert, but it was not. Your recipe was really light and delicious. Keep the ideas coming. We love it!

    1. bakedbree

      I am so glad that the 4 year olds liked them so much!

  5. Kaitlin

    Can you provide a quick explanation of how to whip the cream? I’m new to desserts!

  6. Melissa

    When crushing the oreos, did you use a food processor? Did you leave the filling in or remove the filling to just crush the cookie part of the oreo? Thanks!

    1. bakedbree

      I used a food processor and used the whole cookie, filling and all.

  7. Kerry

    My 88 year old mother requested these for her birthday dessert. I’m adding a little sign that reads “older than dirt” 🙂

    1. bakedbree

      That’s adorable. Happy birthday to your mom!

  8. Angela Bergeron

    My son wants this, but with crumbled chocolate cake too. Do you think it would be too sweet with cake and that I should leave out some of the sugar?

    1. bakedbree

      I think that it won’t make much of a difference, it’s pretty sweet all around.

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