Okay, as I said before, I don't particularly follow sports. I don't know the different teams and players, not even for hockey; except for a couple of players from my hometown, I could not tell you one player's name in hockey!

I realized on Wednesday that the Super Bowl (which I know is the BIG football game!) is this weekend. Last year I looked up the teams that were playing, printed team logos and put them on cupcakes. This year all I know is that there is a Super Bowl on Sunday, February 3, and that the commercials at half-time are talked about a lot!

The past few months I have been addicted to Pinterest. So, the following creation is a compilation of a few ideas and recipes I came across while pinning. The free downloadable cupcake wrappers can be found on nothingbutcountry.com. Here's the cupcake recipe:

Cocoa Cupcakes

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking sod
  • 1 cup hot water

in a large bowl, add flour, sugar, cocoa powder, oil, eggs, milk, vanilla, baking powder and soda and mix all together. Add the hot water (i microwaved a cup of water for 1 minute) and mix well. The mixture will be very runny! Pour into 24 cupcake liners, filling 3/4 full. Bake at 350°F for 17-20 minutes. Remove from pan to cool on wire racks. 

The icing is absolutely delicious! It's my new favourite and I will be using this one again and again! 

Chocolate Butter Icing

  • 8 oz chocolate, chopped
  • 6 cups icing sugar
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 6 Tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Melt the chocolate in a heat proof dish over simmering water on the stove. Be sure to not let the bowl touch the water or the chocolate may burn. When melted, remove and let cool. In a large bowl, add the icing sugar, butter, vanilla and milk. Blend well. Remove a 1/2 cup of the icing for the football laces and put aside. Add the melted chocolate to the remaining icing and mix. I used an icing bag fitted with a large open tip to frost the cupcakes.

Start with a small dot and imitate the shape of a football on the cupcake. Add lines with the white frosting in an icing bag fitted with a small open tip. Cut out the cupcake wrappers and wrap around you cupcakes adhering with tape. And there you have it, Super Bowl treats! 

What do you think?
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Janice Stuckless

Mom, wife, baker, cook and lover of every cookie cutter and kitchen gadget there is, that's me!