Terra Pot Carrot Cupcakes

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  • Time it takes: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Difficulty Level: Beginner
  • Occasions: Easter, Spring, Mother's Day

STOP IT with how cute this is. #1 pick for spring baking project. Baking in little terracotta pots ✅, making carrots from ice cream cones ✅, making chocolate cookie "dirt"...the list goes on. Gimme! Are you going to try?

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  • Ice Cream Cones (12)
  • Fave Cake Pop Mix (we our tiramisu truffle recipe)  
  • Fave Chocolate Cake Recipe 
  • Vanilla Buttercream Icing (store bought or homemade)
  • Chocolate Buttercream Icing (store bought or homemade) 
  • White Candy Melts (3 packs)
  • Orange powder food coloring
  • Green powder food coloring
  • Sugar cookies (3) 
  • Cocoa Powder 
  • Brown Sugar
  • Black Nonpareils 
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  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and place on wire rack on top. Stand ice cream cones upside down on wire rack.

  • In a tall bowl, melt 2 of your packs of white candy melts for 30 sec intervals at 50% power, until melted. Stir in between

  • Once melted, add 1/4 tsp of orange powder food coloring (keep adding until you're happy with the orange color)

  • With your cones resting on your cooling rack, pour the melted orange chocolate over the cones and let cool. 

  • Once your cones have cooled and the chocolate has hardened, add your fave cake p.op mixture (see our truffle recipe) into the cones.

  • Color your fave buttercream with some orange gel coloring and top each cone with a small mound of frosting. Return to wire tray and place in freezer for 15 minutes.

  • In the meantime, melt last pack of white melting candies for 30 sec intervals at 50% power, until melted. Stir in between

  • Once melted, add 1/4 tsp of green powder food coloring (keep adding until you're happy with the green color)

  • Fill a piping bag with your green candy melts then on a sheet of parchment paper, pipe out your leaf shapes, and let the chocolate harden. 

  • Remove cones from the freezer

  • Then finish your candy carrot cones with drizzle of orange melting chocolate, and take your hardened green chocolate leaves and add on the top of the carrot cone.


  • Lightly brush inside of each flower pot with oil (being careful not to get on outside). Line bottom with cupcake liners. Brush bottom of liner with a bit more oil, then lightly dust with cocoa (tapping excess out).

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare chocolate cake (or your favourite chocolate cake recipe) according to directions.

  • Fill each cupcake liner and wipe any drips from outside, then place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Optional: wrap bottoms tightly with aluminum foil to prevent leaking

  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. (Baking time will vary with dimension of pots and cake ingredients). Allow cakes to completely cool on wire rack.

  • While your cakes are baking, grate up your fave sugar cookies


  • Pour into a bowl/container with a lid

  • Add 2 tbsp of cocoa powder

  • Add 2 tbsp of brown sugar

  • Add 2 tbsp black nonpareils

  • Stir or shake to make dirt

  • Once cakes are cooled, pipe your chocolate frosting over top of each cake. Sprinkle with your edible dirt then top each pot with your carrot cones. 


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