Easter Dirt Cake is a creamy and delicious Easter dessert filled with Oreos, chocolate pudding, heavy cream, cream cheese, and powdered sugar that everyone will love to decorate and eat!
This year I wanted to make an Easter dessert that was perfect for kids. This Easter Dirt Cake Recipe tastes great and is a quick and easy Easter dessert that everyone can make.
You don´t need fancy ingredients. Probably you already have all the ingredients in your pantry. In fact, it’s easy enough that your kids could even help make it with you. My youngest son made by himself the cheesecake layer. Ans my other son made the decorations. He used colored coconut for the “grass”, and then the M&M’s.
What kid didn’t love that messy dessert, usually served in a casserole dish, or if you were lucky, individual terracotta pots, topped with crushed Oreos and gummy worms?
I chose to make homemade chocolate pudding, but you can use a box of instant chocolate pudding. In this case, you should follow the instructions that are in the package. You can use any flavor pudding if you prefer…
Ingredients to make this Easter Dirt Cake
For the Homemade chocolate pudding:
- Condensed milk
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Cheesecake layer
- Heavy cream
- Cream Cheese
- Powdered Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Crushed Oreo Cookies
- Colored coconut (I used green)
- M&Ms (your favorite variety)
How to make Easter Dirt Cake
Homemade Chocolate Pudding
In a saucepan, stir together sweetened condensed milk, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. Place over medium heat, and stir in milk. Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat, and stir in butter and vanilla. Place in the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Let cool in the refrigerator.
In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar. Add heavy cream and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth.
- Remove the chocolate pudding pan from the fridge and spread the cheesecake over the chocolate pudding.
- Crush a package of Oreos and place over the cheesecake. Sprinkle with green colored coconut and decorate with your favorite M&M’s.
- Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Easter Dirt Cake is an easy dirt cake recipe that has an Easter twist to it. Serve up this easy Oreo dirt cake on your Easter celebration.