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Dirt Cake for National Gummy Worm Day

Dirt Cake Recipe for #GummyWormDay

Did you know that today is National Gummy Worm day? When I told Monkey she said “Does that mean I get to eat gummy worms all day?” Um, no! We did make this fun dessert together this morning that we will have with dinner tonight. I decided that dirt cake would be a great way to celebrate #GummyWormDay.

Dirt Cake #GummyWormDay

Dirt cake is a simple recipe that comes together in about 10 minutes and it’ll feed a big party! FYI for that flower pot I lined the inside with aluminum foil since it has holes in the bottom. Monkey said the gnomes could ride on the worms!

Dirt Cake Recipe


  • 1 pkg Oreos
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 small packages vanilla pudding
  • 12 oz Cool Whip
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste or Vanilla Extract


  1. In a food processor, crush Oreos until they look like dirt.
  2. Mix together vanilla and milk and put in the refrigerator to set up for a few minutes.
  3. With a mixer, combine butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until a thick frosting like consistency is formed.
  4. Fold Cool Whip into the pudding and then combine pudding with cream cheese frosting.
  5. In a large bowl, layer the pudding, gummy worms, and Oreo "dirt".
  6. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours and serve.

Eat some Dirt Cake for National #GummyWormDay

I LOVE this recipe, especially with the Vanilla Bean Paste in it. It is like a creamy cream cheese frosting with Oreos on top. YUM! Go ahead and treat yourself to some dirt cake for National #GummyWormDay.

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. The little fairy kingdom is too cute. I wouldn’t mind eating this kind of dirt!

  2. That’s the life–eating dirt dessert in your jambes! This is how my mom made it. I think it’s the best non-bake dessert ever.

  3. How cute!!!! My sister in laws both did Dirt cups for their last kiddo’s birthdays, it was SO good. I hadn’t had dirt cake in years!!!

  4. My daughter had one of these the other day. What a great way to celebrate!

  5. National Gummy Worm Day. What will they come up with next?

    But, these are so cute I will have to make them anyway.

  6. Oh my goodness I love the gnome garden you put together with this recipe. I can see why Monkey has such a big grin on her face, I bet that dirt cake tasted just fine 🙂

  7. There’s a gummy worm day? Cool! I’m a big fan of dirt cups and dirt cake, thanks!

  8. I love all things gummy, and can’t believe I forgot it was Gummy Worm Day!

  9. vanessa: thequeenofswag says:

    How fun! I make wormy dirt mainly around halloween time, but it surely can be a gummy worm day every day.

  10. Cynthia says:

    I had no idea that National Gummy Worm Day even existed. How fun! Those garden gnomes are just too cute. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  11. I love dirt cakes they are one of my favorite cakes.

  12. I haven’t made this in forever. I really need to again, because we all love it.

  13. How did I miss National Gummy Worm Day?!?! I’ll have to catch it next year. Your dessert turned out too cute. My fairy-loving daughter would gobble that right up!

  14. I had no clue there was a gummy worm day, we are all about that.

  15. Another day I was not aware of but we love gummy worms! You just reminded me I wanted some and I had to text my husband to see if he was still at the store! 🙂

  16. How fun! My kids love dirt pudding!

  17. That dirt cake is adorable! I could go for one of those right about now. Yum!

  18. This looks totally adorable. My kids would love to get the chance to eat “worms” for desert.