White chocolate pudding and Oreo Graveyard dirt cake is EASY, festive and perfect for Halloween! It can be on the table in 10 minutes!!
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a halloween favorite
Earlier today I shared with you another family favorite recipe called Kansas City Dirt Cake.
Well, recently I saw in a magazine a different version of this cake that was jazzed up a bit for Halloween. I loved it so much and wanted to share it with you today. I’m calling it Graveyard Dirt Cake.
Not only is it an easy and yummy cake but it’s one of those desserts that looks like you spent hours on it and really didn’t. It just looks that good!! Fun and festive, right?!
This Halloween dirt cake is definitely a family favorite!
How to make graveyard cake
OREO. Crush ⅔ package of Oreos and place in the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Set aside.
FILLING. Mix cream cheese and margarine (or butter) until smooth. Mix in powdered sugar and fold in whipped topping. Set aside. In a separate bowl mix pudding, milk and vanilla. Fold this mixture in with the cream cheese mixture.
ASSEMBLE + DECORATE. Pour over crumb mixture. Sprinkle with the reserved Oreos. Add cookies and pumpkins to the top. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Tips + Variations
For a super fine Oreo crumb you should put the Oreos in a blender or in a food processor.
This “cake” is more like a delicious pudding and does not have a traditional cake texture.
Use the pudding mix only. Do NOT make the pudding first. Also, be sure that the pudding mix is the INSTANT kind.
To serve, slice/scoop this into individual servings or you can use the tombstone cookies to scoop the cake out like a dessert dip. Do whatever feels right!
While it is not required, letting the cake set up in the fridge for an hour or so would make it easier to slice and serve.
Any rectangular shaped cookie will work for the tombstones such as:
- Keebler Deluxe Grahams
- Chocolate Wafer cookies broken in half
- Gamesa Emperador Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
- Milano Cookies
- Use chocolate graham crackers for the tombstones
- Use chocolate covered nutter butters
- Making a white chocolate skeleton out of molds to lay on top of the cake
- Use traditional chocolate pudding
- Make a gate out of piped chocolate
- Top with creepy gummy worms
STORE this cake covered in the fridge for up to a week.
To FREEZE this cake you will want to remove any toppings and cover the cake tightly in plastic wrap and keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
This would be the perfect Halloween dessert that is festive and yummy!!
For some more yummy Halloween recipes:
- Blackout Candy Apples
- Healthy Halloween Snacks
- Halloween Puppy Chow
- Halloween Cookies in a Jar
- Monster Rice Krispie Treats
- Strawberry Ghosts
- Gooey Monster Cookies
Graveyard Dirt Cake Recipe
- Crush ⅔ package of Oreos and place in the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Set aside.
- Mix cream cheese and margarine (or butter) until smooth. Mix in powdered sugar and fold in whipped topping. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl mix pudding, milk and vanilla. Fold this mixture in with the cream cheese mixture.
- Pour over crumb mixture.
- Sprinkle with the reserved Oreos.
- Add cookies and pumpkins to the top. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.