Chocolate Dirt Cupcakes Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 40 MINUTES

1 ratings


  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 5 (1 oz) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 10 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 30 to 40 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 36 gummy worms


For the cupcake:


Preheat oven to 350°. Line 3 cupcake pans with cupcake liners.


In a large bowl, combine sour cream, vanilla, flour, 2 1/4 cups sugar, cocoa, baking powder, soda, salt, coffee, oil and eggs. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour into cupcake liners about 2/3 full. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks.


For the frosting:


In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar and cream. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat, and simmer for 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; add chocolate and butter, stirring until melted and smooth. Let cool for 10 minutes. Whisk in confectioner's sugar. Let mixture cool until it reaches a spreadable consistency, then top cooled cupcakes with frosting.


For the topping:


Place cookies into a resealable plastic bag. Crush cookies with hands to make a "dirt" consistency. Sprinkle frosting with cookie crumbs, top with gummy worm and enjoy.

Chocolate Dirt Cupcakes


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1 Review

rebecca 2/1/2015
I made these for

I made these for my son's 4th birthday party and they were out of this world! Now, my youngest is turning 1 and I'd like to make these into a cake...


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