One of the things I love so much about my baking hobby is that it’s something I can enjoy doing by myself and share the end results with my friends and family. But at the same time, it’s also a hobby that I can share with my kids. As a parent, sometimes I feel like I don’t spend as much time doing one on one activities with the kids individually and try to make up for that every once in awhile with a “baking buddies day.” On this day, myself and one of my children get to spend the afternoon in the kitchen with me creating a very special dessert.
Lucky for me, I have a son that loves getting dirty in the kitchen just as much as he does outside. So for our last “Baking Buddies Day” he helped me come up with a fun, kid-friendly, Worms and Dirt cupcake.
- 1 box of chocolate cake mix
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
- 1 1/4 cups of water
- 1 package of gummy worms
- 1 box of instant chocolate pudding
- 1 cup of finely crushed Oreo cookies
This dirty little cupcake is easy to prepare using a boxed cake mix, prepared as directed on the packaging. To make this one even more special, you can go ahead and skip the sweet frosting, replacing it with a generous dollop of chocolate pudding and sprinkled with crushed Oreos to look like dirt and mud.
Top the cupcake off with a few gummy worms poking through and you’ve got one tasty little cupcake … perfect for boys that love baking and even more fun if he gets a kick out of grossing out his sisters with a Worms and Dirt Cupcake.