With a small adjustment to the basic yellow cake, a bit of delicious frosting, and some team colors or football themed toppings, these are a simple way to sweeten up your Super Bowl party.
Cupcakes are the perfect party treat and whether your team wins or loses, these little cakes will score a touchdown with your guests!
Super Bowl Cupcakes
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
Preheat oven 350ºF. Line muffin pans.
In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk together and set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment mix butter and sugar on medium speed until creamy.
Reduce speed to low. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, and blend.
Add half of flour mixture and mix until just combined, scraping down sides. Beat in milk slowly. Then add balance of flour, until all dry ingredients are incorporated with the moist ingredients.
Fill muffin cups about half way. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes until golden, or toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool and frost.
LIGHTEN THE LOAD: While this recipe calls for whole milk, you are always welcome to substitute lower fat milk. You can also reduce the sugar to 1 1/3 cups without sacrificing taste.
- 3 ounces cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 2 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
- 1 ounce square unsweetened chocolate, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Dash of salt
In a medium bowl, blend the cream cheese and the milk until smooth. Add the sugar gradually, blending it in well. Add the melted chocolate, vanilla, and salt. Mix until smooth.
SASS IT UP: For the frosting, try 1 oz. of Callebaut Semi Sweet Chocolate Discs (in lieu of 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate square).
CARPOOL CRUNCH: Buy ready-made frosting at the grocery store. If you choose to use white frosting, you can separate it into bowls, mix in a few drops of food coloring, and top your cupcakes in team colors.
For cupcakes, decorative cups, and jazzed up toppings with an edible football theme – get creative with Broncos orange and blue, or perhaps craft a logo in honor of the Seahawks. We’ve included the logos here so you can make sure the tops of your cupcakes are exactly right: