Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dirt Cake

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
3 1/2 cups milk
1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
32 ounces chocolate sandwich cookies with creme filling

DIRECTIONS

Chop cookies very fine in food processor. The white cream will disappear.
Mix butter, cream cheese, and sugar in bowl.
In a large bowl mix milk, pudding and whipped topping together.
Combine pudding mixture and cream mixture together.
Layer in flower pot or trifle bowl, starting with cookies then cream mixture. Repeat layers.
Chill until ready to serve.

34 comments:

meb02 said...

That looks SO good!!! Might just have to break my diet for this :) Wonder how many calories is in that bad boy???

Anonymous said...

More recipes please!!!!!!!!!! Yummy..

Stacey in NY

Amy said...

Thanks for posting this...I have not had this for years and can't wait to make it AND EAT IT again soon!

Alicia said...

I was just wondering about the recipe! Thanks for posting it!

Caroline said...

I love this! We mix it together and throw gummy worms on top. I also put it in a plastic planter and stick fake flowers in it to give it the "dirt cake" effect!

Rebecca said...

Mmmm...this looks yummy & I think it is a little different than the recipe I have somewhere in one of my cookbooks. I might need to make this soon!

~Bekah said...

My mom used to make this for our classroom parties in elementary school in the sand buckets and flower pots sometimes and she would mix in gummy worms (if used in the flower pot and add fake flowers and serve it w/ a shoval) and she would make jello jigglers in the shapes of sea creatures if she used the sand bucket and would also serve it w/ a shoval and sometimes make 2 and put one in a sand castle mold and the other in the bucket! :) OH and she'd dye the pudding layer blue like water!

Anonymous said...

I make this sometimes, but I also layer strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. It s my husband's favorite!

Anonymous said...

Do you use oreo's or just those cheap store brand chocolate sandwich cookies? Either?

Tiffany said...

Yummy yummy yummy. I can't wait to make and eat this!!

Anonymous said...

that looks so good! question- what brand of pudding do you use? when i use vanilla it comes out yellow and i like the white look much better. thanks! love your recipes :-)
-laura

Heidi said...

I have made this receipe for my kids parties. I use oreo cookies for the crumbs(dirt). I bought a brand new flower pot and fake brand new silk flowers. I use gummy worms and serve with a brand new small shovel. It is always a big hit. And yes I can eat alot of it.

ABandCsMom said...

Oh this looks yummy! Keep those recipes coming. I have made several of your recipes already and LOVED them all. Thanks a bunch to posting so many different recipes.

Kate's Mommy said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE dirt cake!

Fox Family said...

I make this, and everyone else that I know that makes it calls it dirt Pudding! Glad you call it Dirt Cake! HA

Frugal Jen said...

I am going to try this. I have a container just like that and it hasn't seen food in years!

Kate said...

This is a family favorite. I saw the comment about the gummy worms - that is exactly how I make it! Kids love it!! We just call it "dirt" - but it really is easy and yummy.

I love your recipes - they are normal, family foods!!!

Thanks!

On the Eastern Journey said...

I do believe that I, too, could eat this entire dirt cake - especially if I had some salty chips to snack on in between layers. YUM!

Erin said...

Ok stupid question but is it powdered sugar or normal sugar?!?!

noahandlylasmommi said...

That looks sooo yummy! I bet my kids would love this.

Jessica and Michael said...

This sounds deadly! I can't wait to try it :)

rebecca said...

I made this last weekend for my mother-in-law's birthday. It was AWESOME!
Thank you for posting it, Kelly! :)

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

This is a favorite that my kids always asked for when they were younger. One year we had a party at the water park and instead of using chocolate cookies for the dirt, we used pecan sandies cookies and it looked like SAND!!! How fun!!! We used a sand bucket and and sand shovel! Fun in the sun!!!

Anonymous said...

Kelly, you have amazing recipes! Thanks so much for posting these, everything looks soo delicious.

The Happiest Belly on the Block said...

That looks so yummy; I can't wait to try it!! Your recipe blog is a lot like mine~ I'm loving checking out your recipes! Mine is http://happiestbelly.blogspot.com if you ever want to check it out.

Polly (marypauline at stankus dot com) said...

Thanks for posting this recipe. I haven't had it in a long time.
I saw this recipe and thought of your dirt cake. This sounds sooo good http://amysfinerthings.com/buster-bar-dessert.

Maddy said...

Yummy!!

glimpse of my world said...

i love the dirt cake- make it frequently!! Found your blog today so how - not sure how but I love it. Our son is coming to the UNVIERSITY OF ARKANSAS in the fall. We are thrilled for him.. Stop in and see me!

Channa said...

LOVE dirt cake. This is a southern thing because not everyone knows about it. I make it sometimes just to have in the house.

Dawn and Matt said...

This is my all time favorite dessert. I grew up on this stuff!

Maddy said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmy!:)

Amanda S. said...

I just made this, and it was AMAZING! THanks for the recipe and for making it look so good. The picture is basically why I wanted to make it!

Julie Brooks said...

OH MY!!! This looks amazing! I will be trying this!

Anonymous said...

This is my all time Favorite cake!!! i Have never made it myself but Today seems like a great day to give it a shot!!!


Choo in WV