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.

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Chocolate Cupcakes

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/4
teaspoons baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon baking powder
1
cup hot water
2/3
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
3/4
cup shortening
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
2
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

6
cups powdered sugar
2/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
tablespoon vanilla
3
to 4 tablespoons milk

Decorations

3
graham cracker squares, crushed
About 1/3 cup Betty Crocker™ Decorating Decors green candy sprinkles
24
colored straws
Colored paper and tape
24
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.

Expert Tips

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.

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
55g
55%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
43g
43%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
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.