chocolates and cakes

Dirt Cake

Dirt cake:

When making dirt cake, it's important to begin and end with the ground Oreo mixture. Sterilize the pot by placing it in the oven at 350 for two to three hours. Avoid using any pot that has been glazed.


2 (20 oz.) pkgs. Oreo cookies

1/2 stick butter

1 (8 oz.) cream cheese

1 c. powdered sugar

3 1/2 c. milk

2 sm. French vanilla instant pudding boxes

1 (12 oz.) Cool Whip

Cream the butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar together. Mix pudding together with the milk, add the Cool Whip to pudding mixture. Then blend in with the cream cheese mixture.

Crumble the Oreo's in a blender, leave the cream in the Oreo's.

Line the inside of a clay flower pot with foil. Alternating cookie crumbs and filling, ending with the cookie crumbs on top. Top with gummi worms and a plastic flower.



1 pkg. Oreo cookies

1 pkg. instant chocolate pudding

1 sm. Cool Whip

Gummy worms

Candy rocks

Artificial flowers

Blend cookies in blender to make coarse crumbs. Prepare pudding according to package directions. Fold pudding into Cool whip.

Put 1/2 cookie crumbs in a new, clean flower pot or plastic bowl. Place pudding over layer of crumbs. Top with remaining crumbs.

Garnish with a few gummy worms and candy rocks

Stick into "dirt cake" a bunch of silk flowers. Use as centerpiece, then remove flowers and spoon into dishes to eat. Keep refrigerated until used on table.


20 oz. Oreo cookies, crushed

2 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese

2 c. confectioners sugar

2 lg. chocolate instant pudding

4 c. milk

16 oz. Cool Whip

Mix cream cheese, Cool Whip, and sugar. In another bowl mix pudding and milk. Combine cheese and pudding mixtures. Layer pudding mixture and crushed Oreos (start and end with Oreos) in a flower pot. Chill 3-4 hours. Insert flower in center of Dirt Cake for presentation before serving. (Wrap stem in aluminum wrap.) Use a trowel to serve.


8 oz. cream cheese

1 c. powdered sugar

2 sm. pkg. instant vanilla pudding

3 c. cold milk

1 lg. carton Cool Whip (12 oz.)

1 lg. pkg. Oreo cookies

Crumble cookies in small pieces and set aside. In medium bowl mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth. In large bowl mix pudding and milk; add cream cheese mixture and Cool Whip to pudding; stir until smooth.

In a large flower pot (about 8 1/2-inch saucer) layer cookies, pudding, cookies, pudding, thick layer of cookies to cover pudding. Best if chilled overnight, add silk flower and serve.

If you want something really good, you will not want to miss out on the DIRT CAKE... when you crumble the Oreo cookies up be sure they are sort of coarse, Looks like dirt!


20 oz. pkg. Oreos

1/4 c. butter

8 oz. cream cheese

1 c. confectioners' sugar

3 1/2 c. milk

2 pkgs. (4 serving size) French vanilla pudding, instant

8 oz. Cool Whip, thawed

Clean flower pot, plastic flower, gummy worms

Crush cookies and set aside. Cream together butter, cream cheese and confectioners' sugar. In another bowl cream together the milk, instant pudding mix and Cool Whip. Combine the 2 mixtures and mix well.

Line a clean flower pot with plastic or aluminum foil. Fill pot with alternating layers of cookie crumbs and pudding mixture, ending with cookie crumbs. Cover pot and freeze. Before serving, insert a flower in the middle and place gummy worms on top for decoration. Use a trowel as a serving spoon.


8 1/2" plastic flower pot

1 lg. + 1 sm. pkg. ground Oreo cookies

16 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese

1/2 stick butter

1 c. powdered sugar

2 pkgs. instant vanilla pudding

3 1/2 c. milk

12 oz. Cool Whip

1 pkg. gummi worms


Mix Philadelphia cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar. Mix pudding and mix, then fold in Cool Whip and add to cream cheese mixture. Put layer of cookies on bottom, then pudding mix, then cookies, then pudding. Add gummi worms to pudding mixture and top with a flower. Chill.


2 pkgs. instant vanilla pudding

3 c. milk

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/2 to 1 c. confectioners' sugar

20 oz. Oreo cookies, crushed

Plastic flowers

Flower pot

Container Cool Whip

Mix instant pudding with milk until well blended. Fold in container of Cool Whip. In a separate bowl, mix cream cheese until blended and then add 1/2 to 1 cup confectioners' sugar. Blend with electric mixer. Combine two bowls together. Crush Oreo cookies (can put between wax paper and roll with rolling pin). Layer flower pot as follows:




Pudding - Make sure cookies are on top when finished.

Insert plastic flowers as desired (use seasonal theme). Make several hours pass before serving - or leave overnight.


1 pkg. cream-filled chocolate cookies

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

4 tbsp. butter, softened

1 c. confectioners sugar

2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) instant vanilla pudding mix

3 1/2 c. cold milk

1 carton (12 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed

1 new flower pot (8 x 10 inches)

Silk flowers

Candy gummy worms

In a food processor or blender, crush cookies until fine. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and sugar until smooth. In another bowl, mix pudding and milk until well blended. Fold into cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped topping. In the foil-lined flower pot, alternate layers of cookie crumbs and pudding mixture, ending with crumbs. Chill several hours or overnight. Decorate with silk flowers and gummy worms.

Yield: 12 servings.

Variation: Substitute chocolate pudding and-or chocolate Cool Whip.