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Easter Dirt Cake Recipe

Get ready for the ultimate Easter dessert that’s perfect for sharing! This delicious Easter Dirt Cake recipe, layered in a trifle dish, is the ideal combination of sweet treats and chocolatey surprises. This is the recipe to make your Easter celebration unforgettable!

🐣 Elevate Your Easter with a Marshmallow Peeps Dirt Cake

Easter is just around the corner, and what better way to elevate your celebration than with a show-stopping dessert that will impress your friends and family?

Get ready to indulge in the ultimate sweet treat with our Marshmallow Peeps Dirt Cake!

Packed with layers of chocolatey cake, creamy pudding, and Oreo cookie crumbs, then topped off with adorable Marshmallow Peeps Bunnies and Cadbury Mini Eggs, this dessert is destined to wow your taste buds and your guests.

We will guide you through the steps to create this delicious masterpiece, from cutting the chocolate cake into perfect squares to assembling the layers and decorating with festive Easter candy.

Get ready to take your Easter celebration to the next level with our mouthwatering Marshmallow Peeps Dirt Cake!

Easter dirt cake trifle dessert

🔑 Key to Success #1 – Cut Chocolate Cake Into 1-inch Squares

To start creating your Easter Dirt Cake decorated with Marshmallow Peeps Bunnies and Cadbury Mini Eggs, the first key step is to cut the chocolate cake into 1-inch squares.

This will ensure that each layer of your dessert is uniform in size and provides the perfect base for the delicious layers of pudding and candy to come.

To make sure your cake layers are even, start by cutting the 9×13-inch cake into thirds.

Next, use a sharp serrated knife to cut one third into 1-inch cubes.

Then put the cube into your trifle bowl then add a pudding layer and an Oreo cookie crumb layer.

Go back and cut another third into cubes and repeat the process until all the cake is used up.

dirt cake with peeps and cadbury eggs

🔑 Key to Success #2 – Use Less Milk in the Pudding for Thick and Fluffy Texture

Another secret to achieving the perfect texture for your Easter Dirt Cake is to use less milk when preparing the pudding.

This will result in a thicker, more luxurious pudding layer that complements the other elements of the dirt cake.

Additionally, the thicker pudding layer ensures that it will set up nicely between the layers of cake and Oreo cookie crumbs.

Easter layered cake with pudding

🔑 Key to Success #3 – Crush Oreos One Third At A Time

For the perfect finishing touch to your Easter Dirt Cake, it’s essential to crush the Oreos one-third at a time using a food processor.

Simply place 12 Oreo cookies in your food processor and pulse them a few times until they are fine crumbs.

Use the crumbs to completely cover the pudding layer.

Then repeat the layers and crush up another 12 Oreos for the next layer, and so on.

This easy trick achieves the perfect amount of fine cookie crumbs quickly and easily, resulting in a smooth and uniform layer in your dessert.

And if you have a few Oreo cookies leftover, these Oreo Cinnabites only need 9 Oreos!

Talk about a bonus!

dirt cake for easter in a glass trifle bowl with marshmallow peeps and cadbury mini eggs on top

🐰 Decorating with Marshmallow Peeps and Easter Candy

For an extra touch of festive fun, decorate your Easter Dirt Cake with Marshmallow Peeps and colorful Easter candy.

Cut skewers down to size then insert the flat end into the bottom of a Peeps Bunny.

Next, press the skewer firmly into the top of the dirt cake to secure the Peeps into place.

Finish off your design by placing a few pastel-colored jelly beans, chocolate eggs, or even edible flowers into the Oreo dirt layer.

Get creative and let your imagination run wild as you design a beautiful and delicious Easter dessert that’ll impress your guests, young or old.

You can make an entire Peeps-themed Easter dessert bar by making our easy Peeps Brownie Easter Eggs and our super cute Peeps Race Cars.

Happy Easter baking!

easter dirt cake

Easter Dirt Cake

Dig into sweetness this Easter! Our Easter Dirt Cake recipe with Peeps is a fun and festive treat you won't want to miss out on.
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Course: Cakes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 388kcal
Author: Jennifer


  • 1 box 15 oz chocolate cake mix (plus ingredients called for on the package)
  • 1 large box 5 oz chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tub 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 36 Oreo cookies
  • Marshmallow Peeps Bunnies Easter candy, or sprinkles for decorating


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13-inch cake pan.
  • In a medium bowl, make the cake mix according to package directions. Pour it into the prepared pan and bake according to the directions on the box. Cool completely.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and milk until thick. Stir in the Cool Whip.
  • Cut one-third of the cake into 1-inch cubes and place them into the bottom of a large trifle bowl. Spoon one third of the pudding mixture on top, spreading to the edges.
  • Pulse one third of the Oreos in a food processor until they are in fine crumbs. Spread the Oreos over the pudding.
  • Repeat the layers two more times, ending with the Oreo crumbs.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • For serving, press wooden skewers into the bottom of the Peeps Bunnies so that they will stand up straight. Press them into the top of the Dirt Cake. Add Easter candy or sprinkles for decoration.


This Easter Dirt Cake can be made in advance. Add the Marshmallow Peeps and other candies when you're ready to serve.
Store any leftovers covered tightly in the refrigerator for up to a week.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 624mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g
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