Introduction: Dirt Cake With Gummy Worms!

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This is an excellent, very popular and easy to make cake that all the little kiddos (and some big kids) will LOVE! 


1 large package of Oreo cookies
1 package (8 ounces) of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup powdered sugar
3 cups milk
12 ounces Cool Whip (can use chocolate Cool Whip alternatively)
2 packages instant vanilla or chocolate pudding
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Gummy Worms or other Gummy Bugs


1.  In a food processor, crush the Oreos until they have a grainy consistency with some large chunks. Set aside.

2.  In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter (or margarine), cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract together. Set aside.

3.  Combine the milk and pudding mixture until smooth and fold in the Cool Whip. Then fold in the creamed butter, cream cheese, sugar mixture until consistency is rich and smooth.

4.  In separate ramakins, layer the crushed Oreos, pudding mixture and gummy worms/bugs, alternating. The last layer on top should be the crushed Oreos, with maybe a couple worms sticking out. Place a few gummy worms/bugs on top of each cake.

5.  Chill in the refigerator for 3 to 4 hours before serving.

NOTE:   You can get super-creative with this tasty cake by building the layers in a large (non-toxic) flower pot, adding edible flowers on top, or plastic flowers, placing tiny trowels or other gardening materials on the sides (maybe even serving with a trowel). Let your imagination take you where it may with this yummy cake! 


klee29 (author)2011-09-14

Love it!

adaya (author)klee292011-09-30

Thanks for the comment!

Raven Queen (author)adaya2016-03-17

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rawrmk (author)2012-09-26

i love gummy worms!

bakesalot (author)2011-10-06

so cute! saw this done on a large cake before, definately popular with the kids (:

kallen13 (author)2011-09-30

How cute! My kiddos would LOVE this!! :)

planejane (author)2011-09-09

this look like fun for my grandkids :)

adaya (author)planejane2011-09-30

Kids really love it! Thank you for the comment!

adaya (author)planejane2011-09-14

Thanks for the comment! It is a lot of fun and oh so easy... :)

jfasshauer (author)2011-09-28


tomgirlbc (author)2011-09-28

looks great, yummy

madamita (author)2011-09-26

These look so gross.. Perfect for halloween..

afeliciano1 (author)2011-09-07

Kids must love this!!! Such a nice idea for children's parties!

adaya (author)afeliciano12011-09-07

They do! And it's yummy too!

hpawluk (author)2011-09-05

easy to prepare and kids just love it.

adaya (author)hpawluk2011-09-05

Yep, they certainly LOVE it! And it's amazing how super-easy it is... Thank you for the comment!

splazem (author)2011-09-04

I love these, they taste soooooooo good!

adaya (author)splazem2011-09-05

Thank you for the nice comment!!! These cakes are soooo yummy... But my favourite aspect is how creative you can get with it! Kiteman provided some great alternative ideas and using this during Halloween, would be awesome at spooking and making the kiddos giggle! :-)

charge22807 (author)2011-09-01

Me and my boyfriend tried to make this but we had to improvise allot. We didn't have any of the other ingredients or machinery except for the Oreos. We put the Oreos in a bagged and smashed it with our fists. We couldn't find any gummy worms so we took some sour straws and cut them in pieces. We then put it all into a bowl. As we finished eating the sour straws we noticed that the Oreos were dry so we added some milk and ate it with a spoon. It tasted pretty good :)

adaya (author)charge228072011-09-02

Creativity (and necessity) is the spice of life!!!! Glad you tried it and it worked out... sort of. LOL! Let me know if you ever try it again and how it turns out. Thank you for the comment!

SADAMITA (author)2011-08-31

cool idea.. got my vote

adaya (author)SADAMITA2011-09-02

Thanks for the comment and the vote!

jhernandez38 (author)2011-08-29

Great idea! I might do this for my daughter!!!

adaya (author)jhernandez382011-09-02

I think she would LOVE it! It has this playful element and lots of imagination. My nephews go wild for Dirt Cake!

Thank you for the comment. Let me know if you try this and how it turns out!

Kiteman (author)2011-08-28

Nice idea, especially for parties.

adaya (author)Kiteman2011-08-28

Thanks for the nice comment!

It really thrills the kids because they feel like they're literally playing in the dirt; its a wonderful treat. Halloween is also a great time to use this recipe and maybe even place a candy skeleton in the "dirt" or create a graveyard.

Kiteman (author)adaya2011-08-29

Oh! Hallowe'en!

You could make a papercraft coffin, lay a candy skeleton in it, and then fill it with "soil", or maybe bury a party favour under it.

adaya (author)Kiteman2011-08-29

Great idea too! So much you can do with this... :-)

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