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“Worms and Dirt” Poke Box Cake

by Matt Murray • from the video 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)



  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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