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Garden Plant Cupcakes for Earth Day

Make these adorable plant cupcakes to remind us all to be good to the earth and plant a tree this Earth day/Arbour day! These cuties have real mint sprigs so they look like real seedlings! For more super cute desserts like this see my Dessert page.

Garden Plant Cupcakes for Earth Day

These cupcakes are a delicious way to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day. They’d make for great party favors at your next kid’s school, or even better; why don’t you bring them in as an educational project? You could show the kids how they can do their part by giving back what we’ve polluted from nature!

They’re so easy to make, anyone can do it. All you need is a few simple ingredients and some creativity! I just love the real mint sprigs. They look like real plants growing out of the soil! How fun!

What other earth day cupcake toppers can I use?

  • Basil or other edible herbs
  • Fondant made into leaves
  • Edible small flowers
  • Crush Oreo cookies in a food processor as the dirt topping -Oreo dirt cupcakes

Can I make these into Flower Pot Cupcakes?

Yes! Since these plant cupcakes have liners you can easily insert them into 2 x 2 terracotta pots! Add some edible flowers and they are perfect for spring parties.

You can also bake them right into the pots!

Just wash and dry the pots thoroughly and spray the inside with cooking spray. Add a cupcake liner or parchment paper to the inside bottom of the pot to seal the hole. Fill them with batter 1/2- 3/4’s of the way up and bake at 350˚ F. Let them cool frost, sprinkle with cake crumbs and add your mint sprig!

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How to make a batch of Garden Plant Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  1. 1 box of chocolate cake mix or your favorite cake recipe
  2. Eggs, oil & water for cake mix
  3. Chocolate frosting in the can or your favorite recipe
  4. Frosting piping bag with a frosting tip
  5. Fresh mint leaves on stems
dirt cupcake ingredients

Instructions:

  1. Mix up the cake mix using a blender in a large mixing bowl according to the directions on the box.
  2. Bake cupcakes in a muffin pan in the oven per recipe or box directions for cupcakes and cool on a wire rack completely.
chocolate frosted cupcake

3. Top each cupcake with piped frosting.

dirt cupcake

4. Crumble up a few of the chocolate cupcakes to sprinkle on for the “soil”.

5. Sprinkle or spoon the crumbs over the frosting to create a “soil look”.

seedlings plant cupcake

6. Place a mint leaf stem in the center top of each cupcake to represent a seedling

More Fun Recipes Similar to this One

MAKE AHEAD: Wrap unfrosted cupcakes in plastic wrap. Wrap frosted cupcakes in wax paper and place them in an airtight container
FREEZER: Freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost cupcakes while wrapped so they do not get sticky or gooey.

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Garden Plant Cupcake

Garden Plant Cupcakes

Kim
Super cute growing plant cupcakes with real mint sprigs!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Additional Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 – 14
Calories 154 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix or your favorite recipe
  • Eggs oil & water for cake mix
  • Chocolate frosting in the can or your favorite recipe
  • Frosting piping pastry bag with a frosting tip
  • Fresh mint leaves on stems

Instructions
 

  • Mix up the cake mix in a bowl according to the directions on the box.
  • Bake cupcakes in the oven per recipe or box directions for cupcakes and cool on a wire rack completely.
  • Top each cupcake with piped frosting.
  • Crumble up a few of the cupcakes to sprinkle on for the “soil”.
  • Cover the frosting with the crumb soil.
  • Place a mint leaf stem in the center of each cupcake to represent a seedling

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 297mgPotassium: 119mgSugar: 14gCalcium: 54mgIron: 2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by a nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. Values may vary depending on the brand of foods used.

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This Earth Day/Arbour day, why not bake some plant cupcakes with your kids to show them how fun and easy it is to celebrate our planet? And don’t forget to plant a tree (or two)!

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