Kansas City Dirt Cake

I know I’ve shared this before, but I love OREOS.

I’m not a fan of eating them by themselves but they are probably my favorite ingredient to add to desserts. They make everything so yummy!!

Well, as most the desserts I post on here, this next one has been a family favorite for a loooong time. It’s called Kansas City Dirt Cake. I’m not sure where we found the original recipe, but it’s one we’ve been making since I can remember our family get togethers and it’s one we still make all the time for holidays and special occasions. It’s really easy to make and is always a hit wherever we take it.

Here is how you can make it too…

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I seriously LOVE this recipe and have loved it since I can remember. Hope you like it just as much as my family. :)

Kansas City Dirt Cake


  • 1 package Oreos
  • 1 8 oz. PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup Margarine or butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large container cool whip
  • 2 boxes white chocolate or vanilla pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  1. Crush 2/3 package of oreos and place in the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Set aside.
  2. Mix cream cheese and margarine (or butter) until smooth. Mix in powdered sugar and fold in whipped topping. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl mix pudding, milk and vanilla. Fold this mixture in with the cream cheese micture.
  4. Pour over crumb mixture.
  5. Sprinkle with the reserve crushed Oreos. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
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The Layers – crushed up oreos, the cream mixture and then top it off with….

MORE crushed Oreos!!

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Oh, yummy!! My mouth is watering just looking at this!!

If you like oreos in your desserts, I PROMISE you will love this recipe!!

You can even change it up and use different oreos. I made this Peppermint Oreo Dirt Cake last year for Christmas using Peppermint Oreos… it offered just a hint of peppermint making it perfect for the holidays:

Delicious Peppermint Oreo Dirt Cake recipe

Be sure to check out these other oreo desserts:

Oreo Pudding Pie

Mint M&M Oreo Cookies that taste JUST like Thin Mints!! { lilluna.com }

Mint M&M and Oreo Cookies

Oreo Pudding Poke Cake. We love this recipe! { lilluna.com }

Oreo Pudding Poke Cake

I obviously like Oreos!! LOL!!

Stay tuned later today for a Halloween version of this yummy dessert.

And for more yummy recipes, be sure to check out my RECIPES PAGE.


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    Looks so yummy! For the halloween version, you using the candy corn oreos? ;)
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    Nom, nom, this looks amazing!!! I love the name too, it’s always fun to have a fun name for something we love to make (and eat!)

    xoxo, Tanya
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    Looks fabulous! Unfortunately I just started a healthy diet and exercise routine this week, so I’ll have to file this away for the someday-when-I’m-skinny-and-oreos-are-calorie-free file… that day will come, right???

    And I have to ask what’s probably a totally dumb question… as a Kansas Citian, I can’t figure out what on Earth makes this a “Kansas City” dirt cake… I was looking for BBQ sauce, or a side of beef, maybe something jazzy… but alas, I couldn’t find any Kansas City in the cake… so where’s the name from??? :) :) :)

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      Good question!! I have NO idea!! Our fam got the recipe so long ago and when we did it was called this, so we’ve kept the name. I’m thinking maybe someone from Kansas City made it up. ??

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    Yum! My husband would appreciate this post :D
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    donna slavens :

    if ypu freeze almost like homemade icecream