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Nov 16, 2013 09:00 AM

newbie dirt cake question

I am fairly new at learning to cook. Can anyone tell me which is best in a dirt cake recipe...

Make pudding by cooking it


Use powdered mix as is without cooking...

Which is better?

Thanks! :)


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  1. By the way...

    This is a serious question because I have seen youtube videos and recipes done both ways.

    Thanks for any help! :)

    1. i think home-made pudding will taste better than boxed, but this "cake" uses store-bought cookies and cool-whip so is mostly about how it looks anyway.

      1. i always like cooked pudding better, but there is so much sweet stuff in a dirt cake instant pudding would pass. My husband used to make this for Christmas potlucks at work. He would use a new plastic flowerpot ant place a plastic poinsettia in it.

        1. As a rule of thumb, homemade should taste better than store bought, but sometimes that's not really the issue! For Dirt Cake I'd probably use a mix and just enjoy the end result. Sounds like you're going to have fun making this - good luck!