Pay Dirt Cake Recipe
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Pay Dirt Cake Recipe

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With layers of crushed chocolate sandwich cookies and creamy filling, this is definitely a “rich” dessert. You can decorate the top with a few wrapped chocolate coins.—Betty Jean Jordan, Monticello, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 28 Oreo cookies
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3-1/3 cups cold milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant French vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 463 calories, 25g fat (15g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 494mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a food processor or blender, process the cookies until finely crushed. Set aside 2 tablespoons of crumbs for topping.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and sugar. In a bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Add to cream cheese mixture; mix well. Fold in whipped topping.
  3. Place half of the cookie crumbs in 2-1/2-qt. container or bowl; top with half of the pudding mixture. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Pay Dirt Cake in Taste of Home April/May 2003, p17

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Catering User ID: 387555 231915
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2015

"I've made this recipe three times in two weeks for a variety of people and everyone just loved it. It's so simple to make. A helpful note: half of the cookie crumbs is 1-1/3 cups each time; half of the pudding mix is 4 cups each time. After all, who doesn't like Oreo cookies? Delicious!"

ruthmaloblocki1 User ID: 8416900 230424
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2015

"Always a hit! I don't tell that it's so simplistic to make, a one bowl


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