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Dirt Cake Recipe
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Dirt Cake Recipe

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Dirt Cake is fun to serve at family gatherings, or to give as a gift. I've also taken it to church dinners. It not only tastes good but is unique.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (15-1/2 ounces) Oreo cookies
  • 2 clean new plastic flower pots, about 6 inches in diameter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Silk flowers, aluminum foil, gummy worms and clean new gardening tools, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 509 calories, 31 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 478 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Crush cookies until they resemble potting soil. Divide half of the crumbs between the flower pots. Set pots and remaining crumbs aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. In another bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). Fold in whipped topping. Gently fold into cream cheese mixture until blended.
  3. Add filling to pots; top with reserved crumbs. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. If desired, wrap silk flower stems in foil; add to flower pots. Decorate with gummy worms and display with gardening tools if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Dirt Cake in Country Extra May 1990, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 509 calories, 31 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 478 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Dirt Cake

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Reviewed Aug. 14, 2014

Exactly how I remembered it. You can have ANYTHING in moderation,especially when you try to add more natural ingredients. This is a dessert recipe!!! Its delicious!!!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

Although this recipe is delicious - it's technically not a "Dirt cake" recipe. It's more a "sandbox" with the vanilla pudding. So if you're looking for a dark pudding underneath the oreo -- try a different recipe.

However, this was still delicious ..

I shared my experience at my blog here:

http://www.stayin-afloat.com/p/dirt-cake.html

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2014

I love this cake from my childhood, but I don't like all the chemicals and weird stuff that is in most of these ingredients. I used organic Newman's own oreo-like cookies, organic cream cheese, local organic milk from pastured cows, and made my own whipping cream (I stabelized it with gelatin so it would last for the day). I was able to find organic instant pudding that didn't have chemicals in it, and I used organic unbleached powdered sugar (half the reccomended amount, so I ended up only using 1/4 cup. It was fine). If you use this sugar make sure to sift it before you use it, it's much clumpier than the bleached kind. I left out the butter. I halfed the recipe because no one really needs to eat more than a few spoonfuls of this stuff and we only had 10 people at the party, half of them were kids. I used organic, sugar free gummy worms made with fruit juice. And nasturtiums and pansies instead of fake flowers. Everyone loved it and there were no weird chemicals! A treat is ok once in awhile :) Not all Americans are obese.

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Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

I love this site.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2013

god that sounds utterly foul - no wonder Americans are all obese if you eat that sort of cack.

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