Dirt and Worms Cupcakes

Dirt and Worms Cupcakes

Offer kids just what they like to dig into—sweet cake, dirt and worms!

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

24

cupcakes

Cupcakes
1
cup water
1/2
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1 2/3
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups sugar
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup shortening
2
eggs
Frosting and Decorations
1
container (1 lb) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
Chopped pecans, if desired
Assorted candy decorations, if desired
24
gummy worms candy
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Place paper baking cups in 24 regular-size muffin cups. In medium microwavable bowl, heat water on High 1 minute. Stir in cocoa with spoon until smooth. Cool 5 minutes.
  2. With electric mixer, beat in remaining cupcake ingredients on low speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl frequently. Fill muffin cups half full.
  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. Spread frosting on cupcakes. Sprinkle with pecans and candy decorations. Add gummy worms, gently pushing one end into cupcake.
Makes 24 cupcakes
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
For a bake sale or a birthday bash, fill a new toy dump truck with cookie crumbs, gummy worms and decorated cupcakes.
Time-Saver
Bake cupcakes using your favorite Betty Crocker® cake mix instead of the scratch cake recipe.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cupcake)
  • Calories 240
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 2g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 180mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 26g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.