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How to Make Football Cupcakes

February 2, 2019 (Last updated February 16, 2023) · Nicole Triebe
how to make football cupcakes

These football cupcakes are some of the easiest cupcakes you will ever make!  They’re a perfect addition to any Super Bowl party! 

Are you a big fan of the Super Bowl?  We watch a lot of college football at our house, but don’t pay much attention to the pros.  However, when the Super Bowl rolls around, we always find a reason to celebrate.  Let’s be honest, it’s mostly for the food!  but I end up watching most of the game, and always cheering for the underdog.

how to make football cupcakes

In my last post, I showed you some healthy alternatives to the traditional super bowl snacks.  But we all know I couldn’t have a party without some cake! I’m sharing my top secret and most requested chocolate cupcake recipe to make these adorable football cupcakes, perfect for any tailgate or super bowl party!  You can use vanilla if you’d like, but chocolate is my favorite!

how to make football cupcakes

You can use a store bought chocolate and vanilla buttercream if you’d like to frost the cupcakes.

How do I make football cupcakes?

They’re easier than you think! Here’s what you’ll need to pipe the buttercream:

Ateco 18 star tip

Plastic coupler

Piping bags

Wilton Round 7 tip

Chocolate and vanilla buttercream

Want a step by step tutorial? Watch my how to make football cupcake video below!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you liked this post, be sure to check out how to make a Cookie Monster cake! 

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The Best Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

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  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes 1x


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup freshly brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup dark cocoa powder


Combine your dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Add milk, oil and coffee and stir to combine.  Add eggs and stir to combine.  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.  Using a large ice cream scoop with release, scoop batter into cupcake liners.  

Bake for 13 minutes and remove from oven.  Let cool before frosting. 

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