Flowerpot Cupcakes, chocolate devil’s food cake baked in mini terracotta flower pots, topped with frosting, Oreo crumbs and pretty paper flowers to mimic flowerpots!
Hi everyone, it’s the last week of the spring desserts series so I really wanted to leave it with a bang! I think these flowerpot cupcakes MIGHT be the cutest dessert I’ve ever seen… I don’t know it’s a close call! I’ve seen different versions of these floating around the internets and just had to make one myself!
They are very easy, fun and would be a great activity to decorate with kids! Wouldn’t they just get a kick out of “planting” the flowers after sprinkling dirt on their cupcakes?! I know I would have loved that!
So, to make these I just used a boxed devil’s food cake because it’s the darkest color there is to mimic dirt and well… because it’s freaking delicious. Topped with my chocolate malt buttercream frosting (I TOLD you I had plans for that recipe!) and just sprinkled with Oreos that were turned into crumbs in a food processor.
I picked up the paper flowers off a shop I found on etsy. You can literally find everything on there and it’s always so cute!
- 1 devil's food cake mix
- 1¼ Cup water
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 recipe chocolate malt buttercream frosting
- 10 Oreo, pulverized into crumbs
- Paper flowers on toothpicks or any other decoration you desire
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cake mix, water, oil and 3 eggs in a large bowl with hand mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Turn it on to medium speed a mix well for 2 minutes.
- Pour into terracotta pots that are set out onto a sheet tray. Make sure pots are washed thoroughly and dried completely. Pour in batter ½ of the way to ⅔ of the way up, do not over fill!
- Bake for 19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Place the sheet tray on a wired rack and let cool completely. After cooled, trim off any excess cake that flowed over the top if that happened to you.
- Make the frosting and place a heaping tablespoon on top and smooth out with a knife. Add a sprinkle of the Oreo crumbs. Decorate as you wish, serve with a spoon and enjoy!
I got the smallest terracotta pots I could find at the craft store. Make sure they are safe to use for baking and are not glazed. Wash them thoroughly before hand and use after they have dried completely.
I accidentally filled mine a little too much so I had to scrap off some of the excess cake before frosting. No worries, they still came out super cute and the frosting covers up any mistakes!
These would be so cute to surprise your kid’s class with and then after they finish eating them, they can plant a little plant themselves!
I really really hope you liked today’s fun recipe/project!! Now, go on and head over to Parrish’s last spring desserts recipe for Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Bites, yum!
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