Football Pull Apart Cupcakes

Football Pull Apart Cupcakes

Team up cupcakes to create a winning play with a football party cake.

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2 1/3
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon salt
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/4
cups sugar
teaspoon vanilla
cup milk
containers (1 lb each) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
cup candy-coated chocolate candies
tube (4.25 oz) Betty Crocker® white decorating icing
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Gradually beat in sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time. Beat 2 minutes longer. Beat in eggs and vanilla. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture and milk, beating just until blended. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each two-thirds full.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove cupcakes from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely. Frost cupcakes with 1 container of frosting. On platter, arrange cupcakes in football shape. Using second container of frosting, pipe thick lines of frosting over football shape; spread to cover. Spoon remaining frosting into decorating bag; pipe border around edge of football. Sprinkle with candies. Pipe laces with white icing.
Makes 24 servings (1 cupcake)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Get in the team spirit! Use candy-coated chocolate candies that match your team colors.
If you have only one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes than your pan will make, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Cool the pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 361
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 18g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 2g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 288mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 49g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 26g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.