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“Worms and Dirt” Poke Box Cake

from the video Snacks From The 90's You Can Make at Home ▶︎

by Matt Murray

Inspired by


for 12 servings


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 ½ cups (355 mL) water
  • ⅓ cup (80 mL) vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs

Dirt Topping/Filling

  • 4 oz (115 g) pudding mix
  • 2 cups (470 mL) milk
  • 2 cups (120 g) whipped cream
  • 2 cups (200 g) crushed cookie
  • 2 cups (365 g) gummy worm
  • ¼ cup (55 g) chocolate fudge sauce


  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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