Monday, August 22, 2011

Boys of Fall Cupcakes!

The dessert for this week is named after the song by Kenny Chesney,  "The Boys of Fall". I thought it would be fitting to end the week of Football Feasts with a  cupcake about football.
 Chocolate Cupcakes
(adapted from Southern Living)
5 eggs, separated
1/2 cup Butter, soft
1/2 cup Shortening
2 cups Sugar
2 1/4 cups Flour
1/4 cup unsweetened Cocoa
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 cup Buttermilk
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
Make sure you separate the eggs before beating them.
You only want to work with the whites first. Set the
yolks to the side. Beat the whites until they form stiff
peaks.
Set them aside. I put mine in another bowl after mixing. 
I needed the bowl for my mixer to make the rest of the recipe.
Beat the butter and shortening until creamy.
Gradually add sugar, mixing thoroughly.
Add the egg yolks, 1 at a time, mixing well.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cocoa, and baking soda.
Use a whisk to really mix up the ingredients.
Begin adding the dry ingredients, then add a little 
buttermilk, and mix. Continue adding like this until it is 
all mixed together. Add the vanilla. Beat.
Fold in the egg whites.
Place in cupcake wrappers and cook at 325 degrees
for 20 minutes. 
I used a recipe for the cookies called
No Fail Sugar Cookies. I love this recipe, and always use it.
We have made it before here.
Make the recipe and then cut out the dough with a football
cutter. Cook the cookies according to the
directions here.
Frost the cookies like we did this time.
Use green frosting and a Wilton tip #233 to make grass
all over the cupcake.
Add mini Fall leaves to the top of the cupcakes.
Add the cookie to the cupcake like this.

Enjoy!

Thanks for joining me in this late post.
I apologize for that.

Please join me tomorrow.



9 comments:

  1. Those are so cute! I love them! I think I will try making something like this for a football kick off party. I'm pinning it right now!

    Brie from darling doodles

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  2. These are great! I need to make something football for my husband to celebrate his favorite time of year and these are perfect.

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  3. Oh my goodness! I am such a football fan, and this is just the most creative cupcake! I love the turf and the big football. You scored a touchdown with this! Thanks for bringing your winning recipe to ON THE MENU MONDAY! SO CREATIVE!
    Yvonne

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  4. I'm all about football and this is simply adorable!! I'm always looking for ideas how to decorate and what to cook during football season. Definitely did not fumble on this one! 'Tis the season!! Visiting from On the Menu Monday. Love the song too (we used it as a goodbye theme for our senior football players video). Thx for sharing!

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  5. So cute! I'll be honest...I judged before I read. I thought, "Ok, store bought cookies on cupcakes." I was wrong! I love it! =) So cute. Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!

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  6. I just love these football treasures. I am going to make them for the next game day that I host. Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. I love them.....super cute cupcakes.

    Thank you so much for sharing it at Foodie Wednesday. I hope you can join us again today with another great recipe.

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