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“Worms and Dirt” Poke Box Cake

Take a walk on the wild side with this worms and dirt poke box cake! Layers of moist cake, chocolate pudding, and crushed cookies come together to create a creepy crawly dessert that's as fun to make as it is to eat. Serve it up at your next birthday or Halloween party and watch as everyone digs in.

Tasty Team
91% would make again


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)

Nutrition Info

  • 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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