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The heavenly taste of dirt cake is simply awesome! This dish has remained one of my favorite snacks cum desserts since long. Initially, my grandmother used to prepare it during our Summer holidays.

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However, her recipe for making dirt cake contained cream cheese. But, for my case, I just don’t like both the flavor & taste of cream cheese.

Thus, I tried to tweak her recipe in order to prepare a dirt cake without using cream cheese. And, the result was pretty satisfactory – the taste of my newly invented dirt cake recipe (without cream cheese) was so delicious!

So, if you are also looking for a simple & easy recipe to prepare this dish at your home, then you have landed to the right page!

In this article, I am going to share an incredible recipe of preparing a dirt cake without cream cheese. Additionally, you will also get a complete list of ingredients (that I have used for preparing my favorite dessert).

Needless to mention, making a dirt cake is pretty easy. The only difficult part is to get a right recipe. Plus, most of the available recipes of dirt cake blindly consist of cream cheese. But, if you are quite health conscious (like me) and you simply want to avoid the aforementioned ingredient, then my recipe will be so perfect for you!

And, believe me, this dirt cake tastes so delicious & yummy (even without the cream cheese). So, do not wait anymore and prepare this recipe to serve your guests, friends, and family members with a unique yet tasty dessert.

Now, let’s reveal the ingredient list in the following section.

Easy Dirt Cake Recipe – The Complete Ingredient List

As I have mentioned earlier, preparing this dish is such a breeze. It’s damn easy, simple, and hassle-free. Moreover, the ingredient list that I have used for making this dessert is pretty easy-to-available.

Yes, my recipe contains only six basic ingredients (and one optional ingredient) – all of these ingredients are either available to your kitchen or you can easily purchase them online or in any local shopping center. And, as promised, the ingredient list doesn’t necessarily contain the so-called cream cheese.

So, get the complete ingredient list of this “Easy Dirt Cake Recipe” in the below-mentioned section.

cool whip, cool whip frostingI. 1 package of Oreo Cookies (about 15 ounces)

II. 2 packages of instant chocolate pudding (about 3.9-ounces)

III. 4 cups of milk

IV. 1/4 cup of powdered sugar

V. Gummy worms (completely optional)

VI. A container of Cool Whip (about 8 ounces)

VII. Trifle or Rectangular glass dish or individual cups (whatever is available on your kitchen counter)

If you have already purchased or collected the aforementioned ingredients, now it’s the right time to reveal the final recipe. So, check the detailed steps in the following section.

So, Here’s the Final Recipe

oreo pie, oreo dessertI guess, all of you must be eagerly waiting for the final recipe. Aren’t you? Well, I am going to share the detailed recipe cum a step-by-step guide so that you won’t ever experience the slightest difficulty while preparing this dirt cake.

Even if you are a novice who is trying to make a dirt cake for the first time, you won’t feel any glitch. And, for the passionate cooking enthusiasts, this recipe is going to be as smooth as a breeze!

Now, get set to find the step-by-step recipe guide.

Step 1 – To begin with this recipe, all you will need to crush the Oreo cookies into some smaller crumbs. For this purpose, you can use any regular food processor. But, if you don’t have a food processor handy in your kitchen, then place the cookies inside a resealable bag & crush them with a rolling pin/fists/mallet.

Step 2 – Now, take a large bowl & mix together all the instant pudding with the specified amount of milk. Mix them properly for around 2 minutes & set the mixture aside to rest (for 5 minutes). Then, add the powdered sugar into the chocolate pudding mixture and beat until properly combined.

Step 3 – You will now add the Cool Whip into the mixture. Mix them properly until you get a nice & smooth consistency.

Step 4 – Now, layer the dessert with the alternating layers of chocolate filling & crushed Oreo. You should begin and end the layering with the Oreos. Now, refrigerate it for at least four hours before serving. Finally, you can decorate the top with some gummy worms as desired.

Now, you are perfectly ready to enjoy your dirt cake (without cream cheese).


Peter's path through the culinary world has taken a number of unexpected turns. After starting out as a waiter at the age of 16, he was inspired to go to culinary school and learn the tricks of the trade. As he delved deeper, however, his career took a sudden turn when a family friend needed someone to help manage his business. Peter now scratches his culinary itch on the internet by blogging, sharing recipes, and socializing with food enthusiasts worldwide.

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  1. Gloria Bogdan Reply

    Thank you! This is what I was hoping for! NO cream cheese and uses chocolate pudding instead of vanilla! Seems to easy! Thanks again!

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