Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
A great non-cook recipe for children to make and serve friends or as a class cooking project. It's a fun and easy introduction to cooking for all.
- 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 (3 1/2 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding
- 1 (12 ounce) container Cool Whip
- 1 (2 lb) package Oreo cookies, crushed in food processor
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 3 1⁄2 cups milk
- Line 8-inch plastic flower pot with foil and tape.
- Cream margarine, sugar and cream cheese; set aside.
- In another bowl, mix milk, pudding and cool whip.
- Gradually add to creamed mixture; mix well.
- Beginning with oreo cookies, layer in pot, cookies, pudding, alternating and ending with cookies.
- Refrigerate 2 hours.
- Stick artificial flower (s) in pot with following poem:.
- I know I look strange but dig right in.
- The flower is fake,.
- The dirt is cake.
- I don't need water or Tender Loving Care,.
- Just eat my dirt, till pot is bare.
I originally got this recipe from my aunt, who got it from a friend, who got it from a friend, and so on. It's now a favourite for bridal and baby showers, pot-lucks at mine and my husband's work, and parties. In fact, I got a special request yesterday afternoon from my husband's job that I send my "famous dirt cake" along for a farewell party. Needless to say, I couldn't find my recipe and turned here! It's absolutely fabulous and a real conversation piece!
I made this for a friend at work and it was a hit. I used a new decorative flower pot, covered up the hole with an oreo. I mixed the cookie crumbs and pudding mix together, then ended with a layer of 'dirt' at the top. Its lots easier to serve that way. I added a few gummy worms peeking out of the 'dirt'. A few of my co-workers wondered where the cake was, they thought it was a gift of a blooming plant! We had it again with chocolate pudding, its even better than the vanilla.
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