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Dirt and Worms Cupcakes

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Dirt and Worms Cupcakes
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 24
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Offer kids just what they like to dig into—sweet cake, dirt and worms!
Updated Mar 24, 2008

Ingredients

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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For a bake sale or a birthday bash, fill a new toy dump truck with cookie crumbs, gummy worms and decorated cupcakes.
  • tip 2
    Bake cupcakes using your favorite Betty Crocker® cake mix instead of the scratch cake recipe.

Nutrition

240 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 38g Total Carbohydrate, 26g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
180mg
7%
Potassium
90mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
26g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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