Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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 whole 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
- Crush cookies until they resemble potting soil. Divide half of the crumbs between the flower pots. Set pots and remaining crumbs aside.
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 534 calories, 29g fat (17g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 575mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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Jan 28, 2019
One of my students requested this for his birthday and he almost teared up when I presented this dessert to him. He ate 4 servings! Personally, it was too sweet for my taste buds and isn't really a cake - BUT - it was well received among high schoolers and they want it again! Oreos, pudding, whipped topping....you can't go wrong!
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!!!
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.
Nov 26, 2013
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Jul 10, 2013
We made this for my sons birthday activity.THE KIDS LOVED IT!!
Apr 21, 2013
My youngest son of 5, age 26, still loves Dirt Cake! He called me yesterday from the grocery store & asked what he needed to make Dirt Cake, then brought me the ingredients to make it for him. Love to please my sons with their favorite things :)
Nov 12, 2012
This cake is sooo easy and fun to make I used chocolate pudding instead of vanilla and my7 year old daughter made the whole thing and she was soo proud of herself and the cake tastes soooo good thank you for sharing this yummy recipe :)
Dec 8, 2011
I used 1 lemon sugar free pudding and 1 vanilla sugar free, which added a wonderful touch. I wouldn't think of chocolate and Lemon together, but it was a real hit.
Dec 8, 2011
I have taken this dessert to two functions and people raved about it,asking for the recipe. One hostess requested I bring it to next years Christmas party.
Jul 31, 2011
This is a keeper.Such a big hit with my family.I made it following the recipe also may it with chocolate, white chocolate, and btterschoch puddind mixes, just as good with vanilla cookies,even chocolate chip cookies.Very hard to put the soon down-that good!!