Dirt Cake

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time:
Cooling Time:
Yields: 8


This chocolatey Dirt Cake is a kid favorite, and topped with gummy worms and chocolate crushed wafers. Easy-to-make treat for your little ones.


  • 1 package (about 5.9 ounces) chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix, prepared according to package directions
  • 2 cups (about 45 to 50) chocolate wafer cookies, crushed
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ NESQUIK Chocolate Flavor Syrup
  • 1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 package (3 ounces) gummy worms


COMBINE cookie crumbs and Nesquik in medium bowl; reserve 1/4 cup.

LAYER half of remaining crumb mixture, half of pudding and half of whipped topping in a large bowl or 8 small bowls. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture; top with gummy worms.

Amazingly yummy!

by H. Hannah , on May. 2010

so so SO good! I used to eat somthing like this when i was younger, brings back good memories!

Kids love it!!

by L. Lisa , WESTLAND, MI on Apr. 2009

The kids love this. I mixed in cream cheese with the whipped cream and both kids and adults raved...adults did avoid the gummy worms... lol Will make again.

This is great for a child's birthday

by J. Jolie , Bull Valley, IL on Jan. 2009

If you want to try another dessert option for a child's (or a young-at-heart adult) birthday, try this recipe. It always gets a big smile and is so very easy to make. Other gummie insects work well, too.


by M. Marla , cornwall on hudson, NY on Oct. 2008

it was very yummy but i have a better recipe that i make nut still this is very yum!!!


by H. HEATHER , STERLING, IL on Oct. 2008

Made these with my preschool class. They loved it and it was so easy and fun!

Older than dirt.

by E. Elizabeth , ROCKMART, GA on Sep. 2008

I made this cake for my mother in laws 50th birthday. Instead of the saying over the hill I wrote Older than Dirt. Everyone thought it was a great idea and she loved it.

Just a little change.

by C. CANDACE , Miamisburg, OH on Sep. 2008

I follow this recipe, except I use vanilla pudding. Just to not overwhelm with chocolate. It is a light cool dessert, that is easy to mak and everyone enjoys.


by J. Jennifer , Nanticoke, PA on Sep. 2008

This has been a favorite since I was a kid and good stuff is good stuff. I will definately use this recipe many many times in the future for my children.

Dirt Cake

by L. Linda , Ashland, OH on Jul. 2008

My Granddaughter and I made this recipe for her brother and Grandfather, she was so proud of her Dirt Cake. It was wonderful tasting and she is learning that cooking can be fun. Thanks for the great recipe.


by M. Misty , KENNEDY, AL on Feb. 2008

This recipe is so easy and delicious. Will make again.