Dirt Worm Cake Recipe

Delicious Dirt and Worm Cake Recipe

A delicious dirt and worm cake is a necessity for any Halloween party. You can put it in a large clear vase to really attract the attention of your guests and make it look all the more believable or put it in a flower pot, toy wheelbarrow, etc. This recipe makes one medium size flower pot that kids and adults are sure to polish off.

The best thing about a dirt and worm cake is that it is really simple to make and doesn’t require baking. Instead, give it an hour or so in the fridge and it’ll be ready to serve to guests.


½ softened butter
8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
½ c. confectioners’ sugar
2 (3.5 oz.) packages of instant vanilla pudding
3 ½ c. milk
1 (12 oz.) container of frozen whipped topping, thawed
32 oz. chocolate sandwich cookies with creme filling
1 bag of gummy worms


Chop cookies in a food processor until very fine. The white cream will disappear. If you have kids, put the cookies in a plastic bag and let them break them with a book or rolling pin before adding it to the food processor.

In a medium sized bowl, mix the butter, cream cheese, and sugar.

In a large bowl, mix milk, pudding mix, and whipped topping.

Add the cream mixture into the pudding mixture.

Begin layering the cake in a flower pot or vase. Start with a layer of cookies and add a layer of cream on top. Repeat layers until the ingredients are gone. If you want, add as many gummy worms as you want throughout the layers. Add some gummy worms coming out of the cake on top.

Chill until ready to serve.

Add an artificial flower and trowel.

Optional Add-Ons

If you want to get really creative, consider adding marshmallow “ghosts” and gravestone-shaped cookies to the top of the cake.


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