Pumpkin Spice Dirt Cupcakes
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Serves: 24
  • 1 package of chocolate cake mix (and ingredients needed to make it)
  • 3 teaspoons of pumpkin spice
  • 1 3.9oz box of chocolate instant pudding
  • 2 cups of cold milk
  • 15 Oreo cookies, finely crushed
  • 24 gummy worms
  1. Make chocolate cake mix as directed on box, adding 2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice to cake batter before baking.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together pudding mix, milk and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice. Allow to set for five minutes. Once set, transfer pudding into a pastry bag or Ziploc bag with a corner snipped off.
  3. Once cupcakes have cooled, take out a teaspoon full of cake from center of cupcake to create a small hole. (Discard cake or set aside, or eat.)
  4. Gently fill each hole with pudding, about 1-2 teaspoons worth.
  5. Add a worm to the center of each cupcake, half immersed into the pudding, half exposed.
  6. Using care with the bag, pipe additional pudding to each cupcake, being careful not to cover the exposed worm. (Pipe it as if putting on frosting.)
  7. Sprinkle on as much or as little crushed Oreo on top of each cupcake.
  8. Feel free to add a spooky toy to each cupcake.
Recipe by The Shirley Journey at https://theshirleyjourney.com/pumpkin-spice-dirt-cupcakes/