Dirt Cupcakes Recipe

Dirt Cupcakes

This past weekend was my youngest son’s second birthday party and we did a construction truck themed party. We made a bunch of decorations for it, and I was trying to decide what to do for his cake. I started searching ideas and kept finding dirt cups, but those are usually made with pudding and I didn’t want that mess. So I decided to try to make them into cupcakes, and they came out delicious!

Usually, I would make my homemade chocolate cake recipe, but for the party I was running out of time. I needed something a little quicker, so went with a boxed cake mix. But next time, I will plan better and make my own cake batter.

Dirt Cupcakes

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 24 cupcakes


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 container chocolate frosting
  • 1 box oreos or other chocolate cookies
  • 1 bag gummy worms


  • Bake cake/cupcakes as instructed
    Dirt Cupcakes Recipe
  • Once completely cool, frost with the chocolate frosting
    Dirt Cupcakes Recipe
  • Crush the oreos or cookies into a crumble
  • Sprinkle the cupcakes with cookies
    Dirt Cupcakes Recipe
  • Top with a gummy worm on each
    Construction Truck Birthday Party Ideas

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