Dirty cupcakes? With worms? Ewwwwww. Don’t worry. You don’t have to go out to the garden and start digging up the compost and pulling out the earthworms. At least, not for these chocolaty gems.
Moist Devil’s food cupcakes are spread with a thick layer of gooey dark chocolate frosting and then topped with dark chocolate wafer crumbs (the “dirt”), into which nestles a sweet-tart gummy worm. Sound a little better now?
These make great Halloween treats for a party or to pass out to your favorite neighbors. They are also fun just about any time of year for kiddo birthday parties, if you really want to gross ‘em out.
You can make the cupcakes themselves in advance, just store them, once cooled, in a large zippered plastic bag. Keep them at room temp if you are making them only one day in advance, and throw them in the freezer if you are making them up to 4 weeks in advance (just thaw them completely at room temperature the night before the party.) Frost and decorate them the day of the party.
Recipe: Devil’s Food Chocolate “Dirt” Cupcakes with Gummy Worms
Makes 2 dozen cupcakes