September 15, 2016

FOOTBALL CUPCAKES




Football season is here, and for all you football fans, I give you these cute and semi-easy Football Cupcakes.  (And I say semi-easy because when I decorate cakes or cupcakes, I tend to make a big mess in my kitchen; so the clean-up is challenging!)


They would be great to take to your next tailgating party or fun for your own family.


I made them for friends.  The recipe made 18 cupcakes, and I gave them one dozen and kept one-half dozen for Cudjoe and I.

They were very moist and delicious.

I was concerned that there wouldn't be enough frosting on each cupcake because the top of each cupcake wasn't entirely covered in frosting, and I like my frosting to cover the entire cupcake, but they were truly perfect.


I used the Pillsbury Moist Supreme Yellow Cake Mix, and made my frosting from scratch.

I then piped the frosting on.  You can find these cupcakes on several sites on the internet.  No big secret or magic here; just a little cupcake decorating fun.

I modified the cake mix directions by substituting one cup of milk
instead of water.  You can also substitute butter for the oil.  I often do that, but did not this time.

FOOTBALL CUPCAKES

Pillsbury Moist Supreme Yellow Cake Mix
1/2 cup canola oil
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup milk, room temperature

Mix the ingredients together following the directions on the cake mix box to make cupcakes.

(I made 18 cupcakes and baked them at 325 degrees F for 17 minutes.)

CHOCOLATE FROSTING

1 stick of butter (room temperature)
4 cups of powdered sugar
4 tablespoons of cocoa
A pinch of salt
4 - 6 tablespoons of milk 
(I used heavy cream and milk)
1 teaspoon of vanilla

In a stand mixer, whip butter, add in powdered sugar one cup at a time, add in cocoa, salt, milk and vanilla.  Beat until the right consistency to pipe onto cupcakes. 

WHITE FROSTING

2 tablespoons of butter (room temperature)
2 tablespoons of Crisco
2 - 4 tablespoons of milk, or until right consistency to pipe on to cupcakes.

Using a pastry bag and decorating tips, decorate cupcakes.

Serve to family, friends, and football fans!!
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