1 hour 5 minutes
Creepy, easy, and fun, these dirt cupcakes are topped with rich chocolate cream cheese frosting, sprinkled with crumbled Oreos, and garnished with gummy worms.
‣ 1 box fudge cake mix, plus ingredients to make it ‣ 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips ‣ 1/2 cup salted butter, softened ‣ 8 ounces cream cheese, softened ‣ 2 cups powdered sugar ‣ 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder ‣ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ‣ 15 Oreos ‣ gummy worms
Kick things off by preparing your fudge cake (whether that be from a box mix or your favorite homemade recipe) and pour the batter into two muffin tins lined with cupcake liners. Once baked, let the cupcakes cool on a wire cooling rack.
Add the milk chocolate chips to a microwave-safe bowl and heat until smooth. Set the bowl aside to cool slightly.
Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl) whip together the butter and cream cheese. Slowly blend in the melted chocolate, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla until smooth. Set the frosting aside for now.
In a food processor, toss in the Oreos and pulse until they’re nice and crumbly. Once done, set the Oreos aside.
Decorate the cupcakes by spooning on two or three tablespoons of frosting on top of each cupcake, spreading it out into an even layer.
Dip the top of the cupcakes into the crumbled Oreos, completely coating the frosting in Oreo.
Top it all off with a gummy worm in the frosting “dirt.”