Garden Dirt Cake Recipe

  • cooking spray
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 (16 ounce) packages chocolate sandwich cookies with cream filling
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (5 ounce) bag gummy worm candies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9-inch round cake pans with cooking spray.
  2. Combine chocolate cake mix, water, eggs, and vegetable oil in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until moistened, about 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and beat batter until smooth, about 2 minutes. Divide batter between the prepared pans.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 24 to 29 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Invert onto the wire rack; cool completely, about 15 minutes. Slice 1 cake into 1/4-inch layers. Reserve second cake for another use.
  4. Pulse chocolate sandwich cookies in a food processor in batches until finely ground.
  5. Combine cream cheese, vanilla pudding mix, and chocolate pudding mix in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in milk until evenly blended. Fold in whipped topping with a rubber spatula.
  6. Pour some of the cookie crumbs into the bottom of a 9-inch trifle bowl. Top with a layer of pudding, 1 layer of chocolate cake, and some gummy worms. Repeat layers twice more, ending with remaining cookie crumbs on top.