Dirt Pie

Posted: September 6

Time: 1 hour 3 minutes

Yield: 15 servings

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Dirt Pie is one of those childhood names that undersells the delectability of this dessert. In fact, you could even call it heavenly: creamy, chocolatey, and smooth with a crunch of cookie crumble on top, Dirt Pie is a dark and sweet delight! It’s a mountain of chocolate perfect for serving alongside vanilla ice cream or some fresh berries!


• 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix, plus • All the ingredients required according to package instructions • 1 (12.8 ounce) jar hot fudge • 2 (3.4 ounce) packages dark chocolate instant pudding mix • 2 1/2 cups cold milk, divided in half • 1 (14.3 ounce) package Oreo cookies • 1 (8 ounce) tub of imitation whipped topping • additional hot fudge & Oreos, to taste • optional toppings, to taste


Step 1

Make the cake batter according to package instructions.

Step 2

Bake the cake in a 9x13 baking dish until a knife comes out clean from the center, about 22-28 minutes.

Step 3

Allow it to cool for about 10 minutes.

Step 4

Using the end of a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, poke holes in the top of the cake while it is still slightly warm.

Step 5

Heat the jar of hot fudge in the microwave until it is smooth and can be stirred easily. Heat it in short increments to ensure it isn’t burned.

Step 6

Pour the entire jar over the cake and allow it to soak in through the holes you created.

Step 7

Let it rest until the cake is cooled.

Step 8

Combine 1 of the pudding mixes with 1 3/4 cups of the cold milk.

Step 9

Immediately pour the pudding mixture over the top of the cake, spreading evenly.

Step 10

Put the cake into the refrigerator and allow the pudding to set for about 15 minutes.

Step 11

Combine the second box of pudding mix with the remaining 1 3/4 cups of cold milk in a separate bowl.

Step 12

Refrigerate until the pudding has been set.

Step 13

Place 3/4 of the package of Oreos into a gallon-sized plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin.

Step 14

Remove the set pudding in the bowl from the refrigerator and mix with the container of imitation whipped topping.

Step 15

Add the crushed Oreos to the whipped topping mixture.

Step 16

Spread the whipped topping mixture over the top of the cake, creating the “dirt” layer.

Step 17

Top the cake with the remaining hot fudge, Oreos, and your favorite toppings.

Step 18

Serve cold.

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