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“Worms and Dirt” Poke Box Cake

by Matt Murray featured in Snacks From The 90's You Can Make at Home

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for 12 servings


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 ½ cups
    water (360 mL)
  • ⅓ cup
    vegetable oil (80 mL)
  • 3 eggs

Dirt Topping/Filling

  • 4 oz
    pudding mix (115 g)
  • 2 cups
    milk (480 mL)
  • 2 cups
    whipped cream (480 g)
  • 2 cups
    crushed cookie (200 g)
  • 2 cups
    gummy worm (365 g)
  • ¼ cup
    chocolate fudge sauce (55 g)
    Calories 640
    Fat 21g
    Carbs 106g
    Fiber 2g
    Sugar 63g
    Protein 7g

Estimated values based on one serving size.



  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F (175˚C).
  2. In a large bowl, add the chocolate cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs and whisk until well combined.
  3. Add the batter to a 9x13 inch (23x33cm) oven proof baking dish, and bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Add the pudding mix and milk to a bowl. Whisk until well combined. Fold in the whipped cream and crushed cookies until evenly incorporated.
  5. Let the cake rest for 20 minutes.
  6. Using the base of a wooden spoon, poke holes in the cake and fill with the gummy worms.
  7. Drizzle the cake with chocolate fudge sauce.
  8. Use a spatula to spread the whipped cream and cookie mixture over the cake.
  9. Transfer to the fridge to chill for 1 hour.
  10. Top the cake with remaining gummy worms and crushed cookies.
  11. Enjoy!




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