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Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

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These Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes are so yummy and the perfect combination of an oreo dirt pudding cup and a cupcake. We used our favorite chocolate cupcake recipe- aka Betty Crocker, and then to the top of the cupcake we added the most delicious chocolate frosting, crushed oreos, and candy pumpkins.

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Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Here’s the full ingredients list-

Pumpkin Patch Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 box Betty Crocker chocolate fudge cake mix + ingredients on the box (vegetable oil, water, eggs)
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 8 oz. cream cheese brick, softened
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. Milk
  • 36 Oreos
  • 24 mellowcreme pumpkins
Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes ingredients

You can use any cupcake mix that you prefer, we just love baking with Betty Crocker mixes, they always turn out great. We are making the frosting from scratch, though, it is so amazing and perfect any time you need a chocolate frosting recipe.

Here’s how to make these-

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray your cupcake tins with non-stick spray or add cupcake liners.

Step 2: In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, plus the ingredients on the back of the box until well combined.

Step 3: Pour cupcake batter into muffin tin, filling the cups about ⅔ full.

Step 4: Bake cupcakes according to box directions, about 15-20 min. Cool cupcakes completely to room temperature.

Step 5: Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add vanilla, salt, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder, and mix on medium speed until well combined, making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl, as well.

Step 6: Use a pastry bag or piping bag and a star tip to pipe a layer of frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.

Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Step 7: Take your oreo cookies, and remove the cream and throw the cookie halves into a ziploc bag. Crush the oreo cookies. You can use a food processor, if you have one to reduce the cookies to crumbs.

Step 8: Top each cupcake with a small layer of oreo crumbs, and top each one with a mellowcreme pumpkin.

Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Pumpkin Patch Chocolate Cupcakes FAQs

Can I make my cupcakes from scratch?

Absolutely! Make your favorite chocolate cupcakes if you prefer, you don’t have to use cake mix for this recipe, we just like to keep things super easy.

How can I store these?

They are best stored in an airtight container, but I recently got a cake/cupcake carrier that is such an easy way to transport cakes or cupcakes, or store them at home. It takes up a lot of space in the refrigerator, though. If you need to make the cupcakes ahead, you can store those in an airtight container and then frost and decorate right before serving.

Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

These delicious pumpkin patch cupcakes are so much fun, perfect for spooky season, and perfect for a kid-friendly Halloween party or spooky movie watching. They are the perfect fall treat. The size of the pumpkins on top of each cupcake are just adorable for this recipe, each cupcake is its own little pumpkin patch. The whole family will love these tasty pumpkin patch cupcakes, especially after a busy trip to a real pumpkin patch. Pumpkin patches are one thing my kids look forward to each year, we always have a blast.

If you liked these fun cupcakes, check out our other fun Fall recipes-

Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups

Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies

Halloween Dirt Cups

Mummy Hot Dogs

Witch’s Brew Kid Friendly Punch

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Delicious chocolate cupcakes, topped with homemade chocolate frosting and decorated with crushed Oreo "dirt" and mellowcreme pumpkins.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker chocolate fudge cake mix + ingredients on the box
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 8 oz. cream cheese brick, softened
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. Milk
  • 36 oreos
  • 24 mellowcreme pumpkins

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray or add cupcake liners.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, plus the ingredients on the back of the box until well combined.
    3. Pour into muffin tin, filling the cups about ⅔ full.
    4. Bake according to box directions, about 15-20 min. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.
    5. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth.
    6. Add vanilla, salt, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder, and mix until well combined, making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl, as well.
    7. Use a piping bag and a star tip to pipe a layer of frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.
    8. Take your oreo cookies, and remove the cream and throw the cookie halves into a ziploc bag.
    9. Crush the oreo cookies. You can use a food processor, if you have one to reduce the cookies to crumbs.
    10. Top each cupcake with a small layer of oreo crumbs, and top each one with a mellowcreme pumpkin.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 403Total Fat: 13.9gSaturated Fat: 6.2gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 321mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 1gSugar: 58.4gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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