The cream cheese, pudding, and whipped topping mixture create a mousse-like filling that is good enough to eat alone! I actually use this to create a trifle, layering chunks of devil's food cake and pudding mixture, then topping the last layer of pudding mixture with the crushed cookies. Maybe I'll submit my version of this dessert when I have time. :o)
I've enjoyed eating Dirt Cake, but not making it before, and these instructions were very helpful. I used sugar free vanilla pudding, skim milk, fat free whipped topping, and low fat cream cheese. I also used chocolate graham crackers instead of Oreos, because we don't care for things to be too sweet, and the graham crackers were so easy to crush by hand (I don't have a food processor). I love the flower pot idea, but for transportation purposes, I layered it into a rectangular glass dish and garnished it with gummy worms. It was a big hit! Thanks for sharing!
Try it frozen. This is a great recipe. I have been making it for years. Just use a knife to cut into slices or squares when serving. My family prefers it frozen.
I love dirt cake. It rocks. I have made it every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas for as long as I started partaking in making food for the holidays. I add a cup of powdered sugar to mine though. I don't put it in a flower pot, but that is a cute idea. I think I also you two packages of cream cheese. YUM!
Love this cake! My mom always made it when my brother and I were kids for all occasions... in flower pots with poinsettas for christmas, or with bare black branches for Halloween. We even made one in a cat litter box with graham crackers on top (complete with melted chocolate bar "cat poop") for a cake contest one year. Great cake for kids.
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Very good dessert. I made this for my family and they loved it. Its so simple to put together and tasted great. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
I am so glad to have found this. I ahd a very similar, if not exact recipe, TYPED, yes, typed on a piece of paper and have lost it. This is delicious and easy. I put the cookies in a zip lock bag and crunch them up in there; save on cleaning time, and if you have kids it's something they could do.
Great recipe however, the recipe calls for 2-boxes of instant vanilla pudding so I bought 2 boxes. When I started actually making the dirt cake I saw it called for 2-large boxes. It turned out just fine with the smaller boxes but I just wanted to make note of it for those who have to have the exact ingredients.
This recipe is very tasty, and a big hit with the kids. Make sure your cream cheese is soft before you mix it in or you'll have lumps. If you don't have a flower pot on hand, a 9" deep dish pie pan works well,too.