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Oreo Dirt Cake Recipe

The best No-Bake dessert is in for the season!! The Oreo Dirt Cake is a perfect no-bake dessert that is not only enjoyable to eat by all but also fun to make.

I made this easy and tasty Oreo dirt cake once at a party, and there was no dirt left, quite literally. It was relished by each and every member. In fact, I was asked if I had some more! Doesn’t it feel amazing when your hard work is appreciated in such a nice way? 

This recipe is going to do the same for you. The method is easy, and you can make some amazing desserts for your next get-together. 

Who doesn’t love Oreos? Kids and adults, I haven’t found anyone who has ever said no to Oreo. That’s the best part of incorporating Oreo in a dessert because you know everyone will love it. This dessert has a delicious soft custard wrapped in layers of crushed Oreos. I want to simply dive into it just by listening to what this dessert is!!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe? 

  • Soft Custard: The dessert has a smooth and soft custard that is sandwiched between delicious crushed Oreos. The custard is made from scratch using the classic pudding method. 
  • Oreos: I love Oreos, you love Oreos, we all love Oreos!!! Why wouldn’t you love this dessert as well? The Oreos are crushed, and the layer is spread at the bottom and the top, giving a nice crunch to the dessert. 
  • Easy To Make: The only element you need to make is the custard filling. The vanilla pudding is easy to make. All you have to do is sandwich it in between crushed Oreo layers and set it for 4-5 hours. It’s that simple!

Important Ingredients Used In The Recipe

  • Oreos: Classic vanilla Oreos are a must for this recipe. They are the highlight as we will layer crushed Oreos with the vanilla custard. 
  • Milk: The custard is made from scratch, which requires milk. For great taste and richness, I prefer using full-fat milk instead of toned one. 
  • Fresh Cream: The addition of cream to the custard makes it very smooth, rich, and creamy. Prefer using a cream with high-fat content if possible to get the richness. 
  • Egg Yolk: Since this is a classic recipe for custard, egg yolk is used in the recipe as a thickening agent. When the tempered yolk is added to the milk mixture, it cooks and thickens the mixture like a pudding/custard. 
  • Cream Cheese: Cream cheese adds a great twist to the custard. The tanginess from the cheese cuts the sweetness from sugar and vanilla. 
  • Heavy cream: Cream cheese and heavy cream are mixed f to make a fluffy frosting-like mixture. The addition of heavy cream accentuates the whole custard altogether. 
  • Vanilla Essence: The base flavour of the custard is vanilla essence. The Oreos used are also vanilla ones, so the entire dessert will have vanilla and chocolate(from the Oreos) as the flavour components.

How To Make Oreo Dirt Cake

Preparation: First thing first, collect and weigh all the ingredients needed to make the dessert. Be precise and use a digital weighing scale for grams and measuring cups and spoons for quantity in tsp. 

Method for Filling/Custard 

Heat Milk Mixture: Take milk, fresh cream, sugar, and vanilla essence in a saucepan and place on the stove/induction. Heat the mixture while stirring. 

Temper Egg Yolk: Once the mixture has started to simmer, take 1/3rd of the potion and add it to the yolk. Stir the yolk and mixture continuously so the yolk doesn’t curdle. This process is called the tempering of yolk, which means the yolk is being warmed so it doesn’t curdle when added to the milk.

Add Tempered Yolk To Milk Mixture: Now that the yolk is tempered, add this yolk mixture back to the saucepan with the remaining milk mixture. Stir it continuously. 

Heat: Keep the mixture on heat until it starts to thicken. It will begin to have a pudding or custard-like consistency. 

Cool: Once the custard is ready, remove the saucepan from the heat and transfer the custard to a bowl. Keep aside to cool down. 

Mix Cream Cheese and Icing Sugar: In a separate bowl, soften the cream cheese and mix sifted icing sugar into it. Make sure all the sugar is mixed well. 

Beat Heavy Cream: Next, beat heavy cream in a bowl using an electric hand beater. Beat till it gets soft peaks. 

Mix Heavy Cream and Cream Cheese: Fold the cream cheese-icing sugar mixture into the heavy cream. Beat this again to mix it properly. 

Mix cream cheese and Custard: Finally, add the cooked custard mixture to the cream cheese-heavy cream mixture. Combine the two thoroughly.

Method For Assembly

Add Oreo Layer: Grind Oreos in a mixer blender till they become crumbly. Take rectangular glassware. Add a layer of crushed Oreos at the bottom of the glassware. 

Add Filling: Now add the prepared custard filling over the layer of crushed Oreos. Spread it well and evenly using a palette knife. 

Add Oreo Layer: Cover the top of the filling with another layer of crushed Oreos. Spread it evenly and cover the entire top properly. 

Freeze: Let the dessert set in the fridge for 4-5 hours. 

Serve: Once the dessert has set for a good 5 hours, take it out from the refrigerator and serve chilled Oreo dirt cake.

Chef’s Tips For The Recipe

Layer Oreos Well.

The layering of crushed Oreos must be nice and even. If less amount is there, then the Oreo taste won’t be as profound as we want. Also, the appearance won’t be great too. 

Tip For Custard. 

While tempering the yolk and cooking the custard, ensure that you are stirring the mixture continuously. If we do not stir it, the chances of curdling will increase.

How To Store Oreo Dirt Cake

The assembled cake must be stored in the refrigerator and consumed within three days. You can cling-wrap the rectangular glassware and keep it to avoid any accumulation of moisture.

More Easy Recipes

Here are some other delicious dessert recipes for you to try. 

Oreo Waffles

No bake cheesecake

Dora Cake

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use other Oreo flavours? 

Yes, you may try the chocolate or strawberry variant of the cookies. They both will pair well with vanilla custard filling. 

Can I set the dessert in the freezer to speed up the process? 

Yes, you can put the dessert in to set it in the freezer. However, make sure you are covering it with cling wrap from the top so that the moisture does not reach the Oreo layer.

Can I set the dessert in some other mould? 

Yes, of course, you can use any mould that can be used for serving as well. The dessert needs to be set and served in the mould itself. You can even set it in different small glasses for individual serving.

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Oreo Dirt Cake

Oreo dirt cake: Everyone’s favorite Oreos and classic vanilla custard packed together in a devouring dessert that needs no baking!!

  • Total Time: 20 to 25 minutes


  • 2 packets of Oreo
  • 100 g Milk
  • 50 g Fresh cream
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla essence 
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 200 g Cream cheese
  • 100 g Heavy cream
  • 60 g Icing sugar


  1. Heat milk, fresh cream, sugar, and vanilla essence in a saucepan.
  2. Once it starts simmering, add 1/3rd portion of the milk mixture to the egg yolks and stir continuously. This is the process of tempering the yolk.
  3. Now, take this yolk mixture and add it back to the pan. Stir it until it starts to get thick.
  4. Once thick like custard, switch off the flame and let it cool down.
  5. Soften the cream cheese and icing sugar together in another bowl.
  6. Beat heavy cream till soft peaks are achieved.
  7. Add cream cheese mixture to heavy cream and beat again to combine them well.
  8. Once appropriately combined, add the custard mix and beat thoroughly till everything is well combined.


  1. Take a rectangular glassware.
  2. Add a layer of crushed Oreos at the bottom.
  3. Then add the filling on top of it. Smoothen it out.
  4. Put more crushed Oreos on top of the filling. The filling should be fully covered.
  5. Keep it in the fridge for 4-5 hours before serving.
  • Author: Chef Mansi Jain
  • Prep Time: 5 to 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes

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