Garden Carrot Cupcakes

Carrot Easter Cupcakes

These easy Easter cupcakes are so cute! I seriously kept laughing as I decorated them because they are just so adorable!  I used one of the fun new Pillsbury mixes that bakes cakes in bright colors, topped them with some chocolate frosting rolled in crushed chocolate cookies (looking like “dirt”), and then piped a little orange frosting on to look like the carrot and topped it off with some green sour punch straws for the stems! If you don’t have a fancy piping bag, just put your frosting in a large plastic bag and snip off the corner!

Cute Easter Cupcakes

Looking for another Easter treat? Check out my Bunny Chow (Muddy Buddies) or my Chocolate Lemon Cupcakes!  And watch out… I’ve got an INCREDIBLE key lime treat coming soon to the blog :)

Garden Carrot Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Garden Carrot Cupcakes

Ingredients

Orange Cupcakes:
1 pkg. Pillsbury© Funfetti Orange All Star™ Cupcake Mix
1 egg
2/3 C. buttermilk
1/4 C. oil
Chocolate Frosting:
1/2 C. butter, softened
1/4 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-2 C. powdered sugar
Orange Frosting:
1/2 C. butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-2 C. powdered sugar
orange dye, as much as desired
1/3 C. chocolate cookies crushed
sour green "straws" for stem of the carrots

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
2 Sift cake mix into a large bowl.
3. Add egg, buttermilk, oil and stir until smooth.
4. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
5. Chocolate Frosting: Beat butter, cocoa powder, milk, vanilla and 3/4 C. powdered sugar. Continue to add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
6: Orange Frosting: Beat butter, vanilla and 1 C. powdered sugar. Continue to add more powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Add in orange dye to get the color you like.
7. Place crushed chocolate cookies in a small bowl and cut up sour straws into little pieces (about 1 inch in length).
8. To assemble, pipe a circle of chocolate frosting around the rim of each cupcake, then press the cupcake (frosting side down) into your bowl of crushed chocolate cookies. Lift out. Pipe on your "carrot" using your orange frosting, then place a few green sour straws in "carrot" to finish it off.

Carrots in the Garden Cupcakes

I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own. ©/® The J.M. Smucker Company. Pillsbury is a trademark of The Pillsbury Company, LLC, used under license.

4 thoughts on “Garden Carrot Cupcakes

  1. 1
    Kim says:

    Does the orange cake mix taste like orange or not?

  2. 2
    KimMJ says:

    Those are just too cute! Love the look of the dirt and the straws for stems! Have to give them a try. TFS :)

  3. 3
    Maria Trethewey says:

    They look sooo cute. Just downloaded the Cake Mix book and love the contents so far. Hope to be able to bake most of them. :)

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