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…

A delicious and cool treat - Kansas City Dirt cake. Perfect for the Oreo lover! { lilluna.com }

I seriously LOVE this recipe and have loved it since I can remember. Hope you like it just as much as my family. :)
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Kansas City Dirt Cake
  • 1 package Oreos
  • 1 8 oz. PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (softened)
  • ½ cup Margarine or butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large container cool whip (16 ounces)
  • 2 boxes INSTANT white chocolate or vanilla pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. Crush ⅔ 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.

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 and Andes Peppermint Baking Chips sprinkled on top … it offered just a hint of peppermint making it perfect for the holidays:

Peppermint Oreo Dirt Cake - the creamiest, coolest and most delicious holiday dessert. { lilluna.com }

Peppermint Oreo Dirt Cake - the creamiest, coolest and most delicious holiday dessert. { lilluna.com }

Peppermint Oreo Dirt Cake - the creamiest, coolest and most delicious holiday dessert. { lilluna.com }

Peppermint Oreo Dirt Cake - the creamiest, coolest and most delicious holiday dessert. { lilluna.com }

You can also make a Halloween version an add some pumpkins and cookies to make it look like a Graveyard:

CUTE Graveyard Dirt Cake recipe

Halloween Dirt Cake

Be sure to check out these other oreo desserts:

Frozen Grasshopper Squares. Chocolate, Mint, Ice Cream and Oreos. Yes, please!! { lilluna.com }

Frozen Grasshopper Squares

Mint M&M Oreo Cookies - YUMMY!

Mint M&M and Oreo Cookies

Oreo Pudding Poke Cake - easy and yummy!

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 desserts check them all out HERE, and for all recipes go HERE.


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  2. 2

    Looks so yummy! For the halloween version, you using the candy corn oreos? ;)
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  3. 3

    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. ??

  5. 6

    Yum! My husband would appreciate this post :D
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  6. 7
    donna slavens :

    if ypu freeze almost like homemade icecream

  7. 8

    I’m on my way to purchase ingredients for the cake…but a question: the kansas city dirt cake recipe states white chocolate or vanilla pudding, is the pudding instant?

  8. 13

    Do you use the 3.4 oz or the 5.1 oz boxes of pudding?

  9. 15

    One of my co-workers (in Kansas City) brought this layered in a new, clean, lined with plastic wrap clay flowerpot and had “buried” gummy worms in the “dirt”. Sprinkled more gummy worms on top. It was a fun treat.

  10. 16

    I’ve been making the dirt cake by an old printed recipe that I have that’s labeled “Oreo Delight”. Guess someone renamed it somewhere along its travels through the ether.

  11. 17

    Yummy I love it. I make oreo truffles by taking one 8oz. Package of crram cheesr one package of any flavvor oreos. A12oz bag of chocolate chips (or any flavor chips you like). Crush oreos to crumbs mix with the cream cheese set in refridgarator for 30 minutes. After mixture is chilled take a tsp.full roll into a ball set on cookie sheet lined with wax paper after rolling all the mixture set pan in fridge. Melt chips in double boiler. Take out the balls insert toothpicks into the balls dip into melted chocalate put back on tray refrigaratr until set. Enjoy.

  12. 19

    Do you crumble just the cookie or the cream also?

  13. 21

    Sorry, but is the instant pudding prepared AS pudding, or you just add the “powder”?

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      You mix the dry mix with the 3 cups of milk and vanilla so it starts to thicken up like regular pudding. Then you add this to the cream cheese mixture and mix well. ;)

  14. 23

    This is amazing!!!!!!!!!

  15. 25

    This cake looks dangerously good and simple to make!
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  16. 26

    Now with this dirt cake do you mix the pudding an cook it first or just pour the powder in with the mix. Let me know

  17. 28

    Did you use large or small boxes of instant pudding?

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