Hole-in-One Father’s Day Cupcakes

Hole-in-One Father’s Day Cupcakes

Vanilla frosting provides a delicious addition to these chocolate cupcakes - a perfect dessert to be served on Father’s day.

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Chocolate Cupcakes
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 1/4
teaspoons baking soda
teaspoon salt
teaspoon baking powder
cup hot water
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
cup shortening
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
teaspoon vanilla
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
cups powdered sugar
cup butter or margarine, softened
tablespoon vanilla
to 4 tablespoons milk
graham cracker squares, crushed
About 1/3 cup Betty Crocker® Decorating Decors green candy sprinkles
colored straws
Colored paper and tape
white gum balls or other round white candies
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  2. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder; set aside. In small bowl, mix hot water and cocoa until dissolved; set aside.
  3. In large bowl, beat shortening with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Gradually add granulated sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat 2 minutes longer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, about a third at a time, and cocoa mixture, about half at a time, beating just until blended.
  4. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full.
  5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove cupcakes from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  6. In large bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed. Stir in 1 tablespoon vanilla and 3 tablespoons milk. Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. Frost cooled cupcakes.
  7. On one side of each cupcake, sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon graham cracker crumbs for “sand.” On other side of cupcake, sprinkle generous 1/2 teaspoon green sprinkles for “grass.”
  8. Cut straws into 3 1/2-inch lengths. Cut colored paper into flags. Tape each flag to one end of each straw piece; poke into cupcake. Gently press one gum ball into each cupcake for golf ball.
Makes 24 cupcakes
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If Dad's not a chocolate fan, make white or yellow cupcakes instead. For a white cupcake recipe, see Dreamy Sleepover Cupcakes. For yellow cupcakes, see Fireworks Cupcake Towers.
Special Touch
For a Dad's Day party, arrange green Easter grass or green tinted coconut on a serving platter; add cupcakes.
Use 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil's food, white or yellow cake mix instead of from-scratch cupcakes. Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs or egg whites. Bake and cool as directed on box. For the frosting, substitute 1 container (1 lb) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting. Decorate cupcakes as directed in recipe.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 360
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 60mg;
  • Sodium 230mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 55g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 43g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 3 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.