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Easy Candy Football Cupcakes are chocolate cake, topped with rich buttercream frosting. Decorated with candies, these cupcakes are perfect for game day parties and tailgating!
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Easy Candy Football Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes cakes, topped with rich buttercream frosting. Decorated with candies, these cupcakes are perfect for game day parties and tailgating!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 315kcal

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  • 15.25 ounce Devils Food Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup butter, (2 sticks) at room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • green gel food coloring
  • 8 ounce Kit Kat Minis
  • 24 pieces coated chocolate candies, yellow


For the cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • Mix cake mix according to package directions. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.
  • Bake in oven for 15 - 22 minutes. Cupcakes are done when top springs back when lightly pressed or insert tester comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in pan, remove and allow to cool completely on rack.

For the frosting:

  • In a medium bowl, using a hand mixer set to medium,  beat the butter until light and smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Slowly beat in powdered sugar, one cup at a time just until combined.
  • Add vanilla and continue mixing until frosting is smooth.
  • Add milk one tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached.

To decorate:

  • Remove 1/4 cup of frosting and place in a pastry bag fitted with a tip small enough to make small lines. Or use premixed tube of white frosting fitted with writing tip.
  • Use frosting to draw lines on Kit Kat bars to resemble football laces.
  • Into remaining frosting, stir in food coloring a few drops at a time until frosting is desired shade of green.
  • Fill a pastry bag with green frosting fitted with decorative tip. Frost as desired.
  • Place one Kit Kat football one one yellow candy on each cupcake.


Note - packaged mini candy footballs can be substituted for the Kit Kat variety.
Cooking time below does not include cooling time for cupcakes.


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.08g | Protein: 2.76g | Fat: 16.93g | Saturated Fat: 10.01g | Cholesterol: 48.08mg | Sodium: 233.75mg | Potassium: 95.8mg | Fiber: 0.55g | Sugar: 31.86g | Vitamin A: 287.57IU | Calcium: 48.35mg | Iron: 1.05mg

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