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Dirt Cake

Dirt Cake
Makes:
8
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
15
minutes
based on
211 reviews
This chocolatey Dirt Cake is a kid favorite, and topped with gummy worms and chocolate crushed wafers. Easy-to-make treat for your little ones.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 package (about 5.9 ounces) chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix, prepared according to package directions
  • 2 cups (about 45 to 50) chocolate wafer cookies, crushed
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ NESQUIK Chocolate Flavor Syrup
  • 1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 package (3 ounces) gummy worms

Directions:

COMBINE cookie crumbs and Nesquik in medium bowl; reserve 1/4 cup.

LAYER half of remaining crumb mixture, half of pudding and half of whipped topping in a large bowl or 8 small bowls. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture; top with gummy worms.


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  •  Star(s)

    Amazingly yummy!

    Hannah S from

    so so SO good! I used to eat somthing like this when i was younger, brings back good memories!

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    Kids love it!!

    Lisa Walker-Kadrich from WESTLAND, MI

    The kids love this. I mixed in cream cheese with the whipped cream and both kids and adults raved...adults did avoid the gummy worms... lol Will make again.

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    This is great for a child's birthday

    Jolie Misek from Bull Valley, IL

    If you want to try another dessert option for a child's (or a young-at-heart adult) birthday, try this recipe. It always gets a big smile and is so very easy to make. Other gummie insects work well, too.

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    good

    Marla Hanson from cornwall on hudson, NY

    it was very yummy but i have a better recipe that i make nut still this is very yum!!!

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    FUN! EASY!

    HEATHER SMITH from STERLING, IL

    Made these with my preschool class. They loved it and it was so easy and fun!

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    Older than dirt.

    Elizabeth Pierce from ROCKMART, GA

    I made this cake for my mother in laws 50th birthday. Instead of the saying over the hill I wrote Older than Dirt. Everyone thought it was a great idea and she loved it.

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    Just a little change.

    CANDACE MOGLE from Miamisburg, OH

    I follow this recipe, except I use vanilla pudding. Just to not overwhelm with chocolate. It is a light cool dessert, that is easy to mak and everyone enjoys.

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    Fabulous

    Jennifer Wasik from Nanticoke, PA

    This has been a favorite since I was a kid and good stuff is good stuff. I will definately use this recipe many many times in the future for my children.

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    Dirt Cake

    Linda Kraskewicz from Ashland, OH

    My Granddaughter and I made this recipe for her brother and Grandfather, she was so proud of her Dirt Cake. It was wonderful tasting and she is learning that cooking can be fun. Thanks for the great recipe.

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    Delicious

    Misty Stripling from KENNEDY, AL

    This recipe is so easy and delicious. Will make again.

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    Dirt Cake-YUMMO!

    Alanna Harper from NICHOLLS, GA

    The kids love making & eating this again & again! Easy,fun,tastes terriffic,and if you use the sugar-free or lite options available in these products, I can even eat a small portion and not feel guilty about it later! Yay!

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    Pretty and Delicious

    FELICIA MONTEIRO from PHILADELPHIA, PA

    I bought a flower pot & articial flowers and used the dessert as a center piece. The kids loved digging in the "dirt" for their dessert!

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    Dirt Cake

    Jennifer Shierling from WATERTOWN, NY

    Dirt Cake such an easy dessert to make my 2year old loved this. So much fun fun fun

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    Dirt Cake

    ERIS BLANTON from WATERTOWN, NY

    Dirt Cake don't wait for a special time to make this its so fun. I have to throw this together every other week we do so enjoyed this wonderful dessert.

  •  Star(s)

    Quick and easy

    Catherine Jones from St. Louis, MO

    I made this recipe the other day for my grandson and it was a hit. We enjoy it very much.

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    dirt cake recipe

    margaret mcdaniel from SHREVEPORT, LA

    I had my grankids here this past weekend and let them make their own dirt cakes for a party and they had a ball . The recipe was easy and taste great too .. Thank You Very Best Baking.

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    great dessert

    jessica gourley from CORRY, PA

    I made this dessert with my 4 year old son for his preschool class and they LOVED it. It was so simple to make that I let him do it almost by himself.

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    Dirt Cake

    AMIE SHOEMAKER from CLAYTON, OH

    I made a simpler version of this recipe w/ my young kids. I made instant chocolate pudding and put that in clear disposable cups. Then I partially immersed the gummy worms into the pudding. Then I sprinkled cocoa poweder over the top to look like dirt. VERY EASY and the kids loved it!

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    Dirt cake

    margaret goldsmith from palm bay, FL

    I did this with my grandchildren they love making it. They also like making it with chocolate cream filled sandwich cookies.

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    dirt cake

    TAMMIE EVANS from NORTHAMPTON, PA

    i used this recipe for my daughter's birthday party, instead of putting the dirt cake in small dishes,i filled a new sand bucket with the recipe and put the candied worms on top and everyone used the shovel (came with the bucket) to scoop out the dirt cake... was a successful recipe and all the kids n parents loved the dirt cake idea...

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    Love It

    claudia Holub from new york

    This was great! My kids loved it! i wish everyone new! My family loved it and so did my class! All 24 loved it! LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!

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    Great recipe !!

    Linda Randles from NORTH CANTON, OH

    I made these for my daughter party and the kids loved them. They was so easy to make and didn't take much time at all. This recipe is a keeper.

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    DIRT CAKE

    G Pavao from Westport, MA

    This is a hit with the kids. I have to serve it at every party or they are very dissapointed.

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    Really easy

    Debra Grady from OAK LAWN, IL

    Really easy and the kids can make it themselves.

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    Dirt Cake

    R LAMB from ELK CITY, OK

    My daughter loves to help me make this cake. It is one of her favorites. She is 3 and loves to get her fingers "dirty" while she helps the worms find their home.

  •  Star(s)

    Dirt Cake

    Eileen Haas from VALLEY STREAM, NY

    This recipe is easy to make and its my Granddaughter's favorite. She can help make it and we both can enjoy having it for dessert.

  •  Star(s)

    A Summer Favorite

    Barbara Campbell from CARNEGIE, PA

    I've tried this recipe many times and change the ingredients depending on what I have in the refrigerator. Vanilla pudding or chocolate pudding make a good variation along with cream cheese and whipped topping. My daughter tried a caramel brownie recipe that failed so I crumbled that for the chocolate cream filled sandwhich cookie portion. It made for a good summer favorite.

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    Wonderful Treat

    MONICA OSSMANN from EIELSON AFB, AK

    This recipe for Dirt Cake is a fun family treat! We had a great time making this cake and eating it too. Fun for the whole family anytime.

  •  Star(s)

    Something good and fun

    joel tedder from FORT DODGE, IA

    the kids really enjoyed making them. we even made a big one out of a planter, then we invited all the kids friends over for a evening of movied. it ewas a hit.

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    Dirt Cake

    RENE ROCQUE from MARINETTE, WI

    Always an excellent treat for kids. I love it too, minus the worms. Works great for children's birthday parties too.

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    Dirt Cake

    Nan Peck from Dubuque, IA

    This recipe is fun to make for kids as well as for adult parties. I have made this recipe often esp. around Halloween. It is very easy to make. It is the kind of recipe your family will enjoy for generations.

  •  Star(s)

    Kids love it

    Vickie Pfeffer from BATAVIA, NY

    Kids love this dirt cake - we made it in little pails and the kids made their own....some had a lot more worms than others - we will make this again - I'm sure

  •  Star(s)

    Always a kid pleaser

    Elizabeth Mays from STEVENSVILLE, MI

    I've never gone wrong when I've made this recipe. Last year we even made it for a high school function and they loved it. You can't get too old for this dessert.

  •  Star(s)

    Very Good

    Marjorie Massenburg from CHARLOTTE, NC

    I made this when my 3 year old neice came to visit and she loved it. I will be making this again.

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    Great for doing with the children..

    Koren Greenidge from Virgin Islands

    I just love this cake. My children and I have soo much fun while making this cake on a Sunday evening. Tastes great!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Heidi's favorite

    Debbie Callaway from ROSE HILL, KS

    My daughter like this so much she asks for it at least once a week. It is easy to make and she can help.

  •  Star(s)

    WOW

    someone in michigan from

    It was very easy to make with the kids as well. Another recipe added to the kids cookbook.

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    Dirt Cake

    Gail Vold from WOODSTOCK, GA

    I made this for my granddaughter's class & it was a huge hit & it was very easy to do. I will definitely make this again!

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    Dirt cake

    Jeanne Cole from NASHVILLE, TN

    I made this for my great-grand childs 5th birthday and at first he refused to try it. I told him that grandpa went out early this morning to dig up the dirt and worms. He hid his face in his mommas lap and said "I don't like that". Then when his mom made him taste it, he lit up and grinned he wanted more. Aron laughed and we had great fun it was a definite memory maker.

  •  Star(s)

    Fun to Do

    Sylvia Love from Williamstown, NY

    This Was really Fun To Do with my Kids, and it was Excellent to Eat. Kids will really enjoy this.

  •  Star(s)

    Worms and all

    Edythe Miller from Redmond, OR

    This is a terrific recipe. Not only did the kids love it, but the adults enjoyed being surprised by the worms. Potluck was fun when it was put into a clean, large plant pot. This is such a kid friendly recipe, both to eat and to make.

  •  Star(s)

    Top Notch

    Timothy Riley from BEACH PARK, IL

    Whoever came up with this simple idea was it was a very good thing. I teach from time to time in classes where there are young children, and this was an easy treat to serve, and everyone enjoyed it. Thank you very much.

  •  Star(s)

    I love this one

    GEORGIANN LEE from lockport, IL

    I was looking on this website last week & saw this recipe & knew that my neices would love it & I was right. I allow them to help me to make them&they place their worms in the way that they wanted & when they mother came to pick them up,they had me show her the recipe & beg her to do one with them when they got home, which she did & call me saying that she want to know where I got the idea from. I told her&she said she was going to check the site out.

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    DIRT CAKE

    JILL JENKINS from ,

    THIS IS A VERY EASY RECIPE AND MY HUSBAND JUST LOVES IT.

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    Dirt cake & preschoolers

    Sharon Shaffer from LOSANTVILLE, IN

    This is a wonderful recipe for a preschool class to get involved with "cooking". I've made it with my little ones and they enjoy making their own goodies so much!

  •  Star(s)

    Kids loved it

    jennifer durham from ATLANTIC MINE, MI

    I made it for Halloween on Sunday and it was easy to make. The kids were able to make it themselves.

  •  Star(s)

    Kiddie Fun

    Julie Nutter from

    I love this recipe. It enabled me to teach my niece a new recipe and still know she would love it!

  •  Star(s)

    Dirt Cake

    pamela friend from antwerp, OH

    My daughter and I made this cake for a Halloween party. It was the first thing that was eaten. Everyone loved it!!!!!!!!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    dirt cake

    ANTOINETTE CACCIOLA from congers, NY

    it's a bigger hit when the ingredients are mixed together and put into a (clean) flower pot...kids (5th graders) are sooo excited to "dig" out their portion and see how many worms they unearth.

  •  Star(s)

    kids love this

    DONNA FREEMAN from SCRANTON, PA

    my youngest loves to play in the dirt so this cake is the best thing for her and i dont have to worry about her eating real bugs..........lol

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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    Dirt Cake

    Ingredients

    • 1 package (about 5.9 ounces) chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix, prepared according to package directions
    • 2 cups (about 45 to 50) chocolate wafer cookies, crushed
    • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ NESQUIK Chocolate Flavor Syrup
    • 1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
    • 1 package (3 ounces) gummy worms

     

    Directions

    COMBINE cookie crumbs and Nesquik in medium bowl; reserve 1/4 cup.

    LAYER half of remaining crumb mixture, half of pudding and half of whipped topping in a large bowl or 8 small bowls. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture; top with gummy worms.

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