Dirt Trifle With Gummy Worms

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

I make trifles all the time for large gatherings like my DD soccer team parties. The kids (and adults)always gobble it down. There's so many variations but this is a fun way to welcome in the Spring season or for an April's Fool Dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 517.37 g packageduncan hines moist deluxe devil's food cake mix (Bake according to package directions)
  • 3 eggs (or whatever the package calls for)
  • 78.07 ml oil (or whatever the package calls for)
  • 78.07 ml water (or whatever the package calls for)
  • 4 (354.36 g) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1892.72 ml milk (for pudding)
  • 453.59 g container Cool Whip (defrosted)
  • 226.79 g package gummy worms (for topping)


  1. Bake cake mix according to directions on box for 9x13 pan and cool.
  2. I use a huge bowl so I do 2 sets of layers.
  3. Layer 1 Once the cake is cooled cut into squares (makes it easier to crumble) and start to crumble it for you first layer. Note: Only for this first layer of cake, press into the bottom of the bowl.
  4. Layer 2 Mix chocolate pudding according to package directions (don't let it set because it can just be poured over the cake layer easier).
  5. Layer 3 Cool Whip (spread on with spatula to cover pudding).
  6. Repeat layer process one more time. Then top it with an extra layer of dirt( crumbled cake) for the gummy worms to sit on.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  8. Top with Gummy Worms just before serving.
  9. You can also make these in little individual cups for a kid party. Just do 1 layer of each and 1 extra layer of dirt (cake) Top with 1 or 2 gummy worms.
  10. Note: Prep and Cooking Time do not include cooling time for cake or setting time in the refrigerator.
Most Helpful

Very simple to make and delicious too! My father-in-law mentioned that you could basically use any kind of pudding or cake. It's a very versatile recipe. I think if I make it again, I will add crushed oreos for the last layer.

AustinsAm November 04, 2012

Very cute!! Halloween is coming up this year, this would be perfect for my family's Halloween treat =)

~Randi~ October 07, 2010

Wonderful... i fixed this for an informal theatre banquet and I had no leftovers.

Bassoonistchic November 10, 2008

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