Game Day Cupcakes

Turn simple chocolate cupcakes into winning cupcakes with simple pretzel and candy game-time decorations.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil’s food cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
Betty Crocker™ gel food color
Betty Crocker™ Decorating Decors stars
1
tube (4.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ white decorating icing
24
milk chocolate covered almonds (from 3 oz box)
4
rolls Betty Crocker™ Fruit Roll-Ups® chewy fruit snack, any flavor (from 5-oz box)
24
thin pretzel sticks

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin pans.
  • 2 Make and bake cake as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 To create your favorite team colors, divide 3/4 cup frosting between two small bowls. Add desired food color to each bowl, and stir until thoroughly blended. Spread frosting over cupcakes; sprinkle with stars. For footballs, pipe laces on almonds with decorator frosting. Cut each fruit snack into 6 triangles. Wrap each triangle around one end of each pretzel for flag. Decorate each cupcake with a football and flag. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.