When football fever hit our home, it was time to make some cupcakes to celebrate! Double chocolate football cupcakes are perfect for any football fan!
My husband has never been a huge sports fan.
But when my oldest son became a teen, our family caught football fever.
When our home state starting soaring in college and pro football teams, that made football fever even worse!
All six kids had to wear their favorite team’s t-shirt.
Christmas and birthdays all had some football related item on the “to buy” list.
It’s no wonder that we thought these cupcakes would be a hit! (And these game day Scattergories add to the football fun too!)
How could they not?
They’re double chocolate and use our secrets to making bakery style cakes from cake mix!
I love that they’re not super complicated.
No fondant needed.
Do I hear sighs of relief?
I feel ya.
I’ve made fondant quite a few times.
I try to avoid it at all costs. ;0)
The good news is that you can still have an amazing looking cupcake without fondant.
Example: double chocolate football cupcakes. (If you use the term “Football” for soccer, then you’ll love these soccer cupcakes instead!)
Yummy, finished cupcake.
For game night, I prefer serving up cupcakes instead of one, large cake.
And everyone can just grab n go.
Remember I mentioned that this recipe uses our bakery secrets?
Let me tell you exactly what those are so you don’t skip them!
I know some of you skip a few steps or leave out an ingredient or two.
Can’t keep hiding that secret! ;0)
Secrets to Make Football Cupcakes taste Amazing
How do you get these adorable cupcakes to taste so good?
- Only use butter in the cake mix.
- Don’t skimp on the eggs.
Yes, it says “four” eggs for a reason!
Adding an extra egg gives you super dense cupcakes!
Do you know how you get such a smooth, shiny football on top of these cupcakes?
That’s not just frosting!
That’s the extra fun, creative part of this recipe.
It’s a softened, mini, Tootsie Roll!
How fun is that?
And if you want to make this a trip chocolate cupcake recipe, simply switch out the yellow cake mix with chocolate.
You’ll still get a yummy, football cupcake!
But yellow just looks prettier — ha!
Enjoy football season and these cupcakes!
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