Dirt And Worms Cupcakes Recipe

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Dirt And Worms Cupcakes are easy to make. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the chocolatey goodness and fun outdoor garden-like look.

Dirt And Worms Cupcakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Cupcakes are always a hit. Kids always seem to clamor for them, even when they’re plain. Decorate a cupcake in a way that it looks like something they’d see in their yard and kids are enthralled. These Dirt And Worms Cupcakes are easy to make. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the chocolatey goodness and fun look. Here’s instructions for making them.

Dirt And Worms Cupcakes

Equipment needed

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  • ice cream scoop
  • cupcake liners
  • cupcake pan
  • medium star tip and piping bag
  • mixing bowl
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Ingredients

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix (measurements for the eggs, oil and water will change based on which brand of cake mix you purchase)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup water

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • ground oreo cookie crumbs
  • mini sour gummy worms

Instructions

Instructions for the cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350 f.

Place the cupcake liners into the cavities in the cupcake pan.

Place the cake mix, eggs, oil, extract and water in a medium bowl and mix until combined.

Use a medium ice cream scoop to place the batter into the cupcake liners, filling each about 3/4 of the way full.

Place the cupcakes in the oven and bake for about 21 minutes.

Remove the cupcakes from the oven and place aside to cool.

Instructions for decorating the cupcakes

Place the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla and heavy whipping cream into either a standing mixer or a large mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form.

If the frosting is soft, add 1/4-1/2 cups powdered sugar until the frosting is thick.

Scoop the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a star tip.

Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle the oreo cookie crumbs onto the icing.

Place the worms randomly into the icing.

Enjoy!

Dirt And Worms Cupcakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Dirt And Worms Cupcakes

Dirt And Worms Cupcakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Cupcake Instructions - Preheat oven to 350 f. Place the cupcake liners into the cavities in the cupcake pan. Place the cake mix, eggs, oil, extract and water in a medium bowl and mix until combined. Use a medium ice cream scoop to place the batter into the cupcake liners, filling each about 3/4 of the way full. Place the cupcakes in the oven and bake for about 21 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and place aside to cool.

    Decorating Instructions - Place the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla and heavy whipping cream into either a standing mixer or a large mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form. If the frosting is soft, add 1/4-1/2 cups powdered sugar until the frosting is thick. Scoop the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a star tip. Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle the oreo cookie crumbs onto the icing. Place the worms randomly into the icing.

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      18 comments

      Megan Marlowe April 24, 2017 - 9:10 am

      My mom use to make dirt cups for us all the time. I love these so much an always love to make them with the kids. Can’t wait to turn them into cupcakes with your recipe. thank you!

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      Veena Azmanov April 24, 2017 - 4:42 pm

      This is such a cool idea – The kids will go crazy. Must try this summer. Pinning for later.

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      peter @feedyoursoultoo April 24, 2017 - 5:33 pm

      This is so much fun. I have never made a dirt cake but I have been seeing them a lot lately. Do we have to say we made it for the kids?

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      Pam April 24, 2017 - 6:06 pm

      These cupcakes are so cute. They would be perfect for spring parties and for kids birthday parties too.

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      Adriana Lopez Martn April 25, 2017 - 1:03 am

      Super cute idea, perfect for the season and to surprise the kids. My grandson would love this!

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      Marisa Franca @ All Our Way April 25, 2017 - 7:33 am

      These cupcakes are so darn cute! My grandsons would go nuts over them — it’s such a little boy thing. I bet all the kids love them.

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      pat. April 25, 2017 - 9:10 am

      Kids love them.

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      Amy April 25, 2017 - 10:20 am

      I remember having these as a kid but haven’t made them for my girls yet! I need to remedy that immediately!

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      Jacqui Odell April 25, 2017 - 6:37 pm

      What a fun cupcake! I actually think my daughter would love them. She’s all about the mud and dirt.

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      Uma Srinivas April 25, 2017 - 7:40 pm

      This will be very fun dessert kids. My daughter likes this worm candy, i will show her this and i want to see her reaction 🙂

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      Noel Lizotte April 25, 2017 - 7:49 pm

      I’ll admit, I couldn’t eat these. LOL
      But they are perfect for a kid’s party! Gross em out is a winner with the mid elementary grades! Great photos, too!

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      Traditionallymodernfood April 25, 2017 - 8:04 pm

      My friend is planning a construction theme party was asking me ideas. I should share this link to her. Cupcakes looks super yum

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      Jennifer A Stewart April 25, 2017 - 8:05 pm

      Such a fun cupcake for kids! I can’t tell you how many times my kids ask for these!!

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      Gillian Thompson April 26, 2017 - 3:51 am

      Such a fun idea. Great for a kiddies Summer garden party.

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      Kylee from Kylee Cooks April 27, 2017 - 1:10 pm

      I keep meaning to do this for my kids. They’d LOVE it!! Great for Earth Day, or Spring or whenever! yum! (Great shots too, friend!)

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      Sandhya Ramakrishnan April 27, 2017 - 6:11 pm

      These are the cutest things that I have seen today. This will be a great fun project with my 6 year old. He loves to help out in the kitchen and this he will enjoy!

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      Molly Kumar April 27, 2017 - 6:57 pm

      OMG, just look how cute they look!!! I’d totally make them with my nieces n nephew and I’m sure they’d go nuts for these 🙂

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      Amber June 23, 2019 - 10:33 am

      Offer kids just what they like to dig into—sweet cake, dirt and worms ! … i wanted to make the bug cupcakes but i could not find the right bugs so i made this one i took it to the block party this summer it was a hit with all the kids …

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