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Make This Amazing Oreo Dirt Cake For Your Chocolate Lovers

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Last Modified: June 25, 2024
Published: June 25, 2024

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This Oreo Dirt Cake is the ultimate dessert for chocoholics like my mom and brother. If there were ever a dessert that pushed the limit of too much chocolate, this one would be a top contender.

Get this: chocolate fudge cake, hot fudge topping, dark chocolate pudding, and crushed Double Stuf Oreos. Oh, and I might mention a whole tub of whipped topping for good measure!

Why You Will Love Oreo Dirt Cake

This chocolate dessert is cool, dense, moist, and ever so rich. This cake needs to be kept in the refrigerator. Don't be surprised when your resident chocoholics slink around late at night to dip a spoon in it.

They simply cannot resist another sneaky bite of Oreo dirt cake. Until it's gone, they will stop at nothing to get another covert mouthful to satisfy their need for a chocolate fix. (By the way, there is no twelve-step program for this addiction.)

oreo dirt cake

How I Found This Oreo Dirt Cake Recipe

We live in the country, and our electric supplier, Dawson Public Power, and the Nebraska Rural Electric Association send us a wonderful little publication called Nebraska Magazine every month. It always has interesting articles about businesses and events in our great state.

There's a page with recipes submitted by readers in each issue. And almost every month, I find the magazine opened to that page on my kitchen island, courtesy of Papa. I know he was dropping a giant hint with this one because he has a huge sweet tooth and a great love for chocolate, too!

Load An Amazing Amount Of Chocolate Into One Great Dessert

Begin by baking the chocolate fudge cake mix in a thirteen-by-inch pan according to the directions on the package. I chose a glass pan because I was curious to see the layers! When the cake has had a few minutes to cool but is still warm, poke craters in the cake with the handle of a wooden spoon.

Now, pop the 12.8-ounce jar of hot fudge topping in the microwave for thirty seconds, stir it, and nuke it for another thirty seconds if needed to get it pourable. Then, pour almost the entire jar into the craters, saving some to drizzle over the top for a final garnish. (Confession: I got so intrigued with pouring the fudge I forgot to save any.)

Now, let the cake cool completely. When the cake is cool, make one four-serving-size box of dark chocolate pudding using only one and three-fourths cups of milk. Before the pudding has a chance to set, spread it over the top of the entire cake, clear to the edges of the pan. Be sure to lick the beaters! Why miss out?

Now, put that cake in the refrigerator for fifteen minutes or so to let the pudding set. Mix the second box of chocolate pudding with one and three-fourths cups of milk and put it in the refrigerator to set and keep the cake company.

Crush a 15.35-ounce package of Oreos in a food processor or by putting them in a large Ziploc bag and smashing them with a rolling pin.

Once the pudding has set, mix it with one eight-ounce tub of whipped topping. Fold about three-fourths of the crumbs (save some for the topping) into the pudding and whipped topping mixture and spread it on the cake.

Top the cake with the reserved crumbs and drizzle the remainder of the hot fudge sauce if you remember to save some. (Don't be Betty, I keep telling you that!)

Please keep the Oreo DirtDcake in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it, and any leftovers as well.

Don't those layers look scrumptious? Let the Oreo Dirt Cake get really cold and fully set up before cutting it into neat serving pieces. It is a soft, moist, fudgy cake with a surprisingly light texture. A small portion is very satisfying!


Yield: 15 servings

Oreo Dirt Cake

oreo dirt cake

This cake is a chocolate lover's dream come true! Chocolate fudge cake, hot fudge topping, dark chocolate pudding, and crushed Oreos will surely satisfy any chocoholic's craving!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes


  • One box of fudge or Devil's Food cake mix, baked according to the package directions.
  • One 12.8-ounce jar of hot fudge topping
  • One 15.25-ounce package of Double Stuf Oreos, crushed
  • Two 3.03-ounce boxes of dark chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 1/2 cups cold milk, divided
  • One eight-ounce tub of whipped topping, defrosted.


  1. Bake the chocolate cake mix in a 13" by 9" pan according to the package directions.
  2. Allow the cake to cool for about ten minutes, then use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke craters in the cake about three inches apart.
  3. Heat the hot fudge sauce in the microwave (remove the lid) for about 30 seconds, then stir. Repeat if needed to make the fudge sauce pourable.
  4. Carefully pour the hot fudge topping into the craters, saving some for the final garnish.
  5. Allow the cake to cool completely.
  6. Mix one package of the chocolate pudding with half the milk (1 3/4 cups) and spread it over the cooled cake.
  7. Refrigerate the cake.
  8. Mix the second box of pudding with the remaining milk and refrigerate it until it is set.
  9. Crush the Oreos in a food processor or large Ziploc bag.
  10. Blend the defrosted whipped topping with the chocolate pudding, then fold in about three-fourths of the Oreo crumbs.
  11. Spread this mixture on the cake and garnish with the remaining Oreo crumbs and hot fudge topping.
  12. Chill until serving time, and refrigerate any leftovers.

Chocolate is not my favorite dessert, but there is a gaggle of chocolate lovers in my life, so there always has to be at least one chocolate dessert or there will be trouble!

Here are some other recipes your resident chocolate lovers will love you for making: Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls, Chocolate Lush, Triple Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake. Those three should keep them happy for a while! Want more? Just type chocolate or fudge in the search bar!

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Love, GB (Betty Streff)

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