Moist chocolate cupcakes with a surprise carrot filling! Fun and festive cupcakes for Spring gatherings.

You know what’s funny about Spring? Okay, maybe not funny, more like exciting! Everyone starts thinking about flowers and what they’re going to plant in their gardens. From bold colorful flowers in all kinds of varieties, to veggies and fruit. Maybe a carrot or two? I keep dreaming about a big beautiful garden, so far that’s as far as I’ve gotten though. Someday! There is always that.

And of course what do you think of along with Spring and carrots? Birds chirping, warmer weather, Easter, brunch, Easter egg hunts and fun gatherings with friends and family. Right?! Right. So along with that, you definitely need delicious treats and other festive goodies to bring to the parties.

I’ve made a fun garden-esque Spring treat for you, in collaboration with my good friends at McCormick. These cupcakes to be exact.

While these carrot patch cupcakes definitely didn’t come from a garden, they’re definitely inspired by Spring.

They’re a fun addition to any gathering or Easter celebration you have planned! Not only were these fun carrot patch cupcakes a huge hit at my house, I promise they’ll be a hit with your friends and family too… both kids and adults!

Moist chocolate cupcakes, each with a surprise carrot filling and topped off with edible candy grass! The bold flavors and colors are a perfect match for Spring! Who wouldn’t love that?!

Be sure to add these fun cupcakes to your recipe plans!

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Chocolate Carrot Patch Cupcakes

Moist chocolate cupcakes with a surprise carrot filling! Fun and festive cupcakes for Spring gatherings.


  • 1 batch chocolate cupcakes
  • 1 batch vanilla frosting
  • Powdered sugar, optional
  • 1 batch chocolate frosting
  • 1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
  • yellow and red McCormick food coloring
  • Edible green candy grass


  • Bake cupcakes according to recipe or package instructions. Cool completely.
  • In a medium bowl, mix vanilla frosting with 12 drops yellow and 4 drops red McCormick food color. Add additional red or yellow as needed to obtain the desired color. To thicken frosting, so it is carrot piping consistency, add several tablespoons of powdered sugar at a time until desired consistency is reached. Add to a large piping bag with fitted with a large round tip. Set aside.
  • Using a sharp knife, hollow out a cone shape in the center of each cupcake. Add chocolate frosting to a medium bowl, whisk to remove any air bubbles. Using a butter knife or small offset spatula, spread a small amount of chocolate frosting around the edge of each cupcake. Sprinkle well with cookie crumbs. Pipe orange frosting into the center of each cupcake, ending with a small mound. Finish with a few pieces of snipped edible green candy grass.
  • Store cupcakes in an airtight container.


*Your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe or a chocolate box mix may be used, follow instructions accordingly.
**For frosting and cupcake recipe ideas, see post.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McCormick. I was compensated for my time. As always, all thoughts and opinions are completely my own.