The Freshman Cook: 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


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.

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