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Game Day Cupcakes

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No doubt you know that there's some sort of important football game coming up. Like, I think it's the Superbowl or something. And I'm sure you've also heard about the deflated ball issue. So, why not embrace the chit-chat and serve some deflated footballs on your cupcakes?

Chocolate Cupcakes with green grass frosting and a chocolate deflated football - perfect for your Superbowl!

We'll go with an eggless chocolate cupcake because there needs to be some "dirt" under the frosting that we've colored green for the grass. And to top it, a simple, yet playful football made of semi-sweet and white chocolate.
We're excited to be watching the Superbowl! It's a tradition every year for us regardless of who is playing. Some years I don't know if I'm more eager to watch the game itself or the commercials. And of course, there's always the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet which is just beyond cute.

Chocolate Cupcakes with green grass frosting and a chocolate deflated football - perfect for your Superbowl!

Cupcake recipe from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, Thirteenth Edition and buttercream frosting from Wilton.

Game Day Cupcakes

makes 24 cupcakes

Ingredients for your Game Day Cupcakes

Cupcakes

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon green food coloring (more or less depending on desired hue)
  • 24 Deflated Footballs for decoration

Chocolate Cupcakes with green grass frosting and a chocolate deflated football - perfect for your Superbowl!

Directions for making your Game Day Cupcakes

Cupcakes

  • Pour milk into a one-cup measuring cup. Add the tablespoon of vinegar and mix well. Allow to sit for 15 minutes to sour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin by lining it with muffins cups.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the sour milk, canola oil, and vanilla. Mix until batter is smooth.
  • Spoon into muffin cups, making them half full.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Remove and allow to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting

  • In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and shortening. Add the vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  • Gradually add the confectioners' sugar, making sure to scrape the bowl both on the sides and on the bottom.
  • Add the milk and mix. Scrape again.
  • Add the desired amount of food coloring and mix until color is evenly distributed.
  • Frost cupcakes. Add a chocolate football to each.

Chocolate Cupcakes with green grass frosting and a chocolate deflated football - perfect for your Superbowl!

What are you most excited for Superbowl Sunday, the game, commercials, food or time spent with family and friends?

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Lynne Feifer

Owner, Creator, & Writer at 365 Days of Baking & More
I'm Lynne and I blog at 365 Days of Baking & More. I'm married and we have three children, two daughters ages 22 and 20, and a son who is 17. My blogging journey began in January 2011 to challenge myself while being a full-time mom. By doing so, I've found my passion, discovered what I want to be when I grow up, and increased my kitchen skills. I've fallen in love with the whole experience! My goal with 365 is to excite you with food and move you into the kitchen if you aren't already there. It's fun, delicious and can be quality time spent your family as you cook and bake together, and then enjoy what you've made around the family table. I look forward to having you join me in the kitchen!

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