It seems like summer goes by so fast!  Father’s Day is already here and these Lawn Mower Cupcakes are the perfect Father’s Day dessert.

Father's Day Dessert

Lawn Mower Cupcakes – Father’s Day Dessert

My boys love spoiling their dad with homemade cards and goodies for Father’s Day and these Lawn Mower cupcakes are fun to make and eat for a Father’s Day dessert.

To make these, make up your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe or here is an easy chocolate cupcake recipe:

Lawnmower Cupcakes – Fun Father’s Day Dessert
Recipe Type: Chocolate Cupcakes
Cuisine: Dessert
Author: Kara
Serves: 16 cupcakes
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Grease muffin pan or line pan with cupcake liners.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs to the creamed butter, one at a time, beating well with each addition.
  6. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  7. Add half of the flour and half of the milk and beat well.
  8. Add the remaining flour and milk and beat until well-incorporated.
  9. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
  10. Bake 15-17 minutes at 350 degrees or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Let cupcakes cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  12. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to finish the cooling process.
  13. Ice the cupcakes when completely cooled.

Once cupcakes are completely cooled, frost with green grass icing.

Here is an easy frosting recipe that I like to use:
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1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 T vanilla extract
2 T cold milk
Green food gel

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter.  Add the sugar a little at a time and beat on medium speed until smooth.
Add food green gel until you reach your desired color of dark green grass.

Make “grass”:

Fill 3/4 decorating bag with green icing and attach a Wilton #233 tip. Hold the bag straight up and squeeze.  Pull up and away from cupcake to make grass. For a more natural grass look, you can pull the tip slightly to the left or right.

Visit Wilton’s website HERE for a video tutorial, if needed.

And now we get to the best part: making Lawn Mowers.  These are fun for kids to help with.

Father's Day dessert

Here’s what you need:

Rice Krispie squares 
Mini Oreos
Mini Reese’s peanut butter cups
Bendable straws
Leftover icing from cupcakes

To make:

1. Cut Rice Krispie Treats into squares.
2. Spread some frosting on the mini Oreos and stick them to the sides of the Rice Krispie Treats
3. Cut a peanut butter cup in half and use frosting to stick it to the Rice Krispie for the lawn mower motor.
4. Take 2 bendable straws and cut them to your desired height. Make a very tiny slit at the end of each straw with scissors to make it easier to push one end of a straw into the other one so they resemble the handle to a lawn mower.
5. Push both ends of each straw into the Rice Krispies square.  Serve and enjoy!!

I hope all the dads out there have a wonderful Father’s Day and that this fun Father’s Day dessert finds its way to your table.

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