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Dirt Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Chill Time: 1–2 Hours




  • 1 Flower pot ( 8" diameter or two 6")
  • 1 16 oz. package of Oreo-style cookies
  • 1/2 Cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 12-oz. tub whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 Cups milk
  • 2 Large boxes of instant chocolate or vanilla pudding
This soft, moist “dirt” is the foundation for a delicious recipe and fun family “growth” activity.


  1. Crush the cookies until they resemble potting soil and set aside.
  2. Cream butter, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth and fluffy and set aside.
  3. Mix pudding and milk until well blended and starts to thicken.
  4. Fold whipped topping into pudding.
  5. Mix pudding mixture into the cream cheese mixture.
  6. To assemble cake, layer flower pot with 1/3 of the cookie crumbs, 1/2 of the pudding mixture,
  7. 1/3 cookie crumbs, remaining 1/2 pudding mixture, and then top with the remaining 1/3 cookie crumbs.


Download and print activity pages for flower peddles.

Associated Lessons:

“I Can Grow My Own Testimony”


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