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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!

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! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #FlowerpotCupcakes

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!

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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!

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! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #FlowerpotCupcakes

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!

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! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #FlowerpotCupcakes

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!

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! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #FlowerpotCupcakes

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!

Flowerpot Cupcakes

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5 from 14 votes

Flowerpot Cupcakes

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsLife.com
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 19 minutes
Total: 34 minutes
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!
Servings 18 each

Ingredients
  

  • 1 devil's food cake mix
  • 1 1/4 Cup water
  • 1/2 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

Instructions

  • 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 1/2 of the way to 2/3 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!
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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!

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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! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #FlowerpotCupcakes

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!

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! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #FlowerpotCupcakes

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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For more yummy spring recipe ideas, visit my other posts below:

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m6Orange Curd Vanilla Meringue Cookies

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23 Comments

  1. These are the cutest cupcakes ever!! they look amazing!

  2. How cute! Such a fun cupcake idea for spring! Love the flowers, too 🙂

  3. Those are absolutely adorable! I love the idea of having them for a kids class and then they plant their own plant, very cool. A treat and a gift!

  4. Visiting from Whimsy Wednesday, love love love your cupcakes! I would be thrilled if you would join my link party on weekends as well.
    Have a lovely day!
    Best wishes from The Netherlands, Annemarie

  5. HI Dana, I love these cupcakes! They are just too cute! Thank you for sharing this recipe on the Tursday Favorite Things link party!!

    Erika

  6. 5 stars
    extreme cuteness! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.Watch for your feature on Monday. xo

  7. 5 stars
    This is so adorable! Found you featured at the Your Whims Wednesday link party 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    I love these!!! What Etsy shop did you buy the paper flowers from?

  9. Coleen steward says:

    I bought some clay pots in Joanne’s craft store in the artificial plant section. As long as I wash these are they the correct ones to use?
    Can’t wait to try them they look great!

  10. 5 stars
    I can’t find terra cotta pots that dont have the hole at the bottom. Any suggestions on places that might have them?

  11. I’m not sure, the ones I used in this recipe did have the hole. They didn’t leak too much as you can see in the photos.

  12. MaryEllen says:

    How did you prep the pots? Grease and flour? Grease only?

  13. I didn’t use anything on the post before hand. You have to eat the cakes with a spoon, they will stick no matter what!

  14. Epic fail. The cake wouldn’t get done, kept testing and toothpick was still wet. Finally took them out after about double the time. Put the pan on a cooling rack, and they then all fell with the exception of 1. They were puffed up and beautiful when I removed them from the oven, but again all fell about half way down,. I tested one with a spoon and still very undone half way down. So that was a waste of time and money. ARGHHHH

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