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Carrot patch cupcakes

This cupcake batch gives a whole new meaning to carrot cake.

You will need:

    • Chocolate cupcake mix (any will do)
    • 1/3 cup butter
    • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
    • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
    • 1/3 milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • Oreos (remove the cream)
    • Strawberries
    • White chocolate melts
    • Orange food colouring.
    • Piping bag
    • Kitchen utensils
  1. Follow the instructions on the cupcake box and leave to cool.
  2. While cupcakes cool prepare the icing: melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat and gradually add cocoa powder. Stir until smooth and thick.
  3. Remove from heat and place in a medium-size bowl. Let cool slightly.
  4. Add the milk and vanilla alternately with the powdered sugar to the bowl and beat with an electric mixer until you have the consistency you desire.
  5. Using a knife, cut a hole in the centre of the cupcake for the strawberry.
  6. Ice the cupcakes around the hole.
  7. In a ziplock bag crush the oreo biscuits.
  8. Sprinkle the Oreo crumbs around the hole to create a dirt look.
  9. Place the white chocolate melts in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in intervals of  20 seconds stirring between until melted. Add orange food dye and mix well.
  10. Dip the clean, dry strawberries in the melted chocolate up to the leaves. Let the excess chocolate drip off and place on a lined tray.
  11. Place excess melted chocolate in a piping bag and drizzle chocolate over strawberries for texture.
  12. Place strawberries in the fridge to set.
  13. Once set place strawberries in the cupcake hole and serve.

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