Cute Garden Carrot Cupcakes

Cute Garden Carrot Cupcake

Strawberries dipped in chocolate to look like carrots! These Cute Garden Carrot Cupcakes baked in mason jars are the most adorable cupcakes you’ll see this spring! I crushed up some Oreos to make the “dirt” and since they’re baked in a jar they’re perfect for an outdoor party!

Garden Carrot Cupcakes

Spring is coming! Okay, I saw that and it snowed yesterday in Utah but spring really is just around the corner and want to be ready for all the bridal showers and picnics with some cute desserts!  These cakes are perfect because they’re a little bigger than a cupcake (which is a perfect serving size) and they’re easy to eat with a fork or spoon!  Eating on a picnic blanket can be tricky enough… don’t give me a dessert that takes an hour to eat! Plus those strawberries, they look so cute! Just like a carrot getting pulled out of the ground.

You’ll need a bag of orange chocolate candy melts to dip your strawberries in! I Dipped mine, let them cool and then drizzled a little extra to give them that perfect carrot look!  When I first saw this idea on Something Swanky last year I knew I wanted to do my own take.  So I added the mason jars and the Oreos to make it mine :)

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Carrots

This was my first time baking cakes in mason jars!  But they turned out so cute! I just piped a circle of frosting on and then covered it with crushed Oreos.  I nested the chocolate dipped strawberry into the hole in the middle and then it was done!

Baking cakes in mason jars

 Here’s my little photo set up in my office!  The day was so dreary so getting the lighting right was a little tough….

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Cute Garden Carrot Cupcakes

Cute Garden Carrot Cupcakes

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake:
1 box chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 C. oil or melted butter
1 C. sour cream
1/2 C. milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
Chocolate Frosting:
1 C. butter, softened
1/3 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. milk
2-3 C. powdered sugar
Crushed Oreos
Strawberries
Orange chocolate melts

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners or grease small mason jars and place on a cookie sheet.
2. Sift cake mix into a large bowl to remove any lumps and add remaining "cake" ingredients. Stir until smooth.
3. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full or jars 2/3 full and bake for 15-20 minutes for cupcakes or 18-22 minutes for jars.
4. Let cool.
5. Chocolate Frosting: Beat butter until smooth. Add cocoa powder, vanilla and milk and beat. Slowly add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
6. Dip strawberries in melted orange chocolate melts and let let on wax or parchment paper. Drizzle extra chocolate over the strawberries to give a carrot look! (I put chocolate in a small plastic bag a snipped off the corner to drizzle.)
7. Frost cupcakes and cover with crushed Oreos, then top with chocolate dipped strawberries!

 Here’s my Coming Up Carrots Cupcakes from last year that I love!

Coming up Carrots Cupcakes

20 thoughts on “Cute Garden Carrot Cupcakes

  1. 1
    sylvie says:

    These cupcakes are so smart and refined that it’s criminal to eat and destroy them .
    On the other side, they look so delicious that I’ll probably be able to be a cupcake killer: )

  2. 2
    Madita says:

    How cute are these!? :-)
    Thanks – it’s a fab idea for the Easter holidays.
    I love the straw-rots :-P

  3. 3
    Valerie H. says:

    These are really cute!!!!

  4. 4
    Joanne says:

    These are so cute!!

  5. 5

    These are adorable! What a unique (and yummy) looking idea! Never would have guessed those were strawberries.

  6. 6

    I adore these!! And I’ve never baked in mason jars. Totally trying it!

  7. 7
    Hannah says:

    These are just adorable! I was just wondering if you are going to have a givaway soon… :)

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  9. 9
    Sophia says:

    These where not good and the candy melts do not go with the flavour of the strawberry. They looked nice but the taste was horrid. ( I got the exact packet of candy melts, in date etc) wouldn’t reccomend to make

    • 9.1
      Hannah says:

      Sophia, that’s not nice to say. Even if they weren’t good, you should’ve kept that comment to yourself.

      • Kyle says:

        There’s nothing wrong with what Sophia said Hannah, it’s her opinion. I personally would’ve used melted white chocolate colored w/ orange food coloring instead of the candy melts. Is my comment “not nice” too?

  10. 10
    Abbie says:

    There are adorable and look so sweet! How many cupcakes does this recipe make???

  11. 11

    Guau!!!! this cupcakes are amazing!!! I love your recipes….

    Kiss from Spain. See you.

    Natalia
    http://www.natalindacupcakes.es

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    Melissa says:

    What size mason jars are used for these? 4 oz seems too small, 16 seems too big

  14. 14
    hannah says:

    Can I use any other types of cake mix for this recipe?

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