Spring is only a few days away and we are celebrating around my home! These Carrot Patch Cupcakes are perfect for Easter or any spring celebration – or just because! Simple to make with your favorite boxed cake mix and commercial frosting (or your favorite recipes), these will be a hit with family and friends.
We’ve had some warmer weather, a little bit of sunshine, and it’s really getting me excited about getting into spring full-on. Spring is my favorite time of year! There are things I love about all the seasons but the rebirth, new growth, the return of that beautiful weather is just all so refreshing.
I’m always looking for simple but fun treats for spring and Easter. The cheerful colors and bright flavors always bring a smile to everyone’s faces.
Of course, if you have been hanging around here for long, you know that I wasn’t able to taste-test this recipe myself – well, at least not the strawberries because I am, sadly, allergic. But my test subjects assure me they are just as yummy as they look!
Carrot Patch Cupcakes Recipe
Carrot Patch Cupcakes
Perfect for Easter or any spring celebration, these Carrot Patch Cupcakes are simple to make, with the ease of a boxed cake mix. Of course, you can use your own scratch cake recipe too!
- 1/2 chocolate cupcake mix You need 12 cupcakes from your favorite boxed or scratch recipe
- 2 1/2 cups chocolate frosting your favorite brand or recipe
- 1 cup Oreo cookie crumbs
- 12 strawberries
- 12 oz orange candy melt wafers
Melt the candy wafers according to package directions giving special care not to overheat the candy. If the candy coating is overheated, it will be too thick. You can add 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening or coconut oil to help thin the candy but do not add any other type of liquid as the candy will seize and harden.
Dip strawberries into the melted candy and then place on waxed paper. Once the candy has set, pour remaining melted candy into a zip-top freezer bag or piping bag with the tip snipped. Drizzle over the strawberries. Allow to set completely before decorating the cupcakes.
Using a 1A round piping tip, add a border of frosting around the cupcake. Place a small amount in the middle.
Flip each cupcake and dip the frosted top into ground Oreo cookies.
Top each cupcake with a dipped strawberry.
I picture a dessert table with an adorable bunny figurine or two in the middle of it, surrounded by these super cute carrot patch cupcakes. If you want to take it a step further, this simple Carrot Bunting would be a sweet touch. Easy but festive!