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Seedling Cupcakes

Created by: Elisabeth McKnight, Bella the Blog

These cupcakes are almost as cute as they are delicious, and they make the perfect treat to celebrate Earth Day!

45 min. | Prep Time: 5 min. | Serves: 8 | Difficulty: Easy
 
Cupcakes:
  • 1 box cake mix
  • 1 box (3.9 oz.) instant chocolate pudding
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips (optional)

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Topping:
  • 1 can Kroger Rich & Creamy Chocolate Fudge Frosting
  • 1 package (14.3 oz.) Oreo Cookies, for topping
  • Fondant leaves or gummy worms, for topping
Directions:
  1. Follow the directions on the cake mix package, mixing the ingredients in a large bowl until combined.
  2.  
  3. Fill cupcake liners ¾ full with batter and bake at 350° F for 20 minutes or until the cupcake top bounces back after pressure is applied.
  4. Frost with chocolate frosting and dip the top of the cupcake in crushed Oreo Cookies; top with the fondant leaf to serve as a seedling. If desired, add a gummy worm or two.

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Tip:

I pulled the chocolate cookie part off of each Oreo, so I had no white filling in my "dirt."

View Party Plan: Earth Day Party

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