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Hole-in-One Father’s Day Cupcakes

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Hole-in-One Father’s Day Cupcakes
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24
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Tee up these Father's Day cupcakes this year. With creamy, vanilla frosting and chocolate cupcakes, these delicious treats really are a hole-in-one. A homemade dessert – that the kids can help with – is a perfect way to make Dad feel extra loved. If Dad's not a huge chocolate fan, try making these Father's Day desserts with a yellow or white cake base.
Updated May 1, 2021

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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If Dad's not a chocolate fan, try these Father's Day cupcake ideas and make white or yellow cupcakes instead. For a white cupcake recipe, see Dreamy Sleepover Cupcakes. For yellow cupcakes, see Fireworks Cupcake Towers.
  • tip 2
    For Father's Day cupcakes, arrange green Easter grass or green-tinted coconut on a serving platter; add cupcakes.
  • tip 3
    Use 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ 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 (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy Vanilla Frosting. Decorate cupcakes as directed in this hole in one cupcakes recipe.

Nutrition

360 Calories, 15g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 55g Total Carbohydrate, 43g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
15g
22%
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
230mg
10%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
55g
18%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
43g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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