Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Chocolate Football Cupcakes

Football Season is in full force. Aren't these cupcakes the perfect addition to your dessert table if you are having a party or to go tailgating. The cupcakes are super moist and delicious, along with the awesome frosting. Then top it off with colored coconut, which you can dye to your favorite teams color then add the super cute little chocolate cookie on top. These are adorable!!!!

Direction For The Chocolate Cupcakes:

The Chocolate Cake:

1 box devils food cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup of oil
1 cup of buttermilk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Chocolate Buttercream:

1 cup  ( 2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon of milk
2-2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

For the cake:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with 24 liners
2. Sift cake mix to remove any lumps
3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil, milk, sour cream and vanilla
4. Add the cake mix and blend until smooth about 1-2 minutes
5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 17-22 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean

For the Buttercream:

6. Beat the butter for 2 minutes, add the vanilla, cocoa powder, and milk and beat again for 1 minute.
Slowly add the powdered sugar until you reach the desired consistency.
7. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and decorate. Enjoy!!!

Ingredients For Decorating The Cupcakes:

1 bag of coconut
green food coloring

1. In a medium bowl add the coconut then add the food coloring to your desired color. You can do anyy color you like for your teams.
2. After the cupcakes cooled and you frosted them pile on the coconut 
3. Then decorate the chocolate football and place in the center of ach cupcake.

Ingredients For The Chocolate Football:

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Hersheys cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


1. Beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until blended. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Cover; refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to roll.
2. Heat oven to 325°F. On lightly floured board or between 2 pieces of wax paper, roll small portion of dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched. lightly. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire racks. Cool completely. 
Royal Icing For The Footballs:

4 Tablespoons Meringue Powder
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
6 Tablespoons warm water to start

1. Beat all ingredients until stiff peaks form.
2. This icing should be thick enough so when you decorate it will not run.
3. Place in a ziploc bag, snip very little off the tip, place icing in bag and make the football design

Chocolate cookie dough recipe from: Hersheys website

Chocolate Cupcake and frosting from:yourcupofcake

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