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Football Cupcakes

A delightful and fun treat for your next pigskin party!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Servings - 24 servings


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix, any brand
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 jar chocolate frosting
  • white frosting, for piping
  • Wilton size 3 frosting tip
  • 1 large package of Tootsie Roll Midgies
  • Disposable piping bag
  • Flat bottomed glass


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and line 2 - 12 count muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  • Combine the cake mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs mixing well.
  • Fill each muffin well half way with cupcake batter and bake 18-20 minutes.
  • Insert a toothpick around 18 minutes, if it comes out clean the cupcakes are done.
  • Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let cool.
  • Once the cupcakes are cooled, generously frost each one with chocolate frosting.
  • Open the Tootsie Rolls and discard the wrappers.
  • Take 2 Tootsie Rolls at a time and place on a paper plate. Place in the microwave and heat for about 8 seconds. Remove from the microwave and gently roll into a ball.
  • Use the bottom of the glass to gently press the Tootsie roll down into a flat circular shape.
  • Place on top of the frosted cupcake.
  • Repeat with each cupcake.
  • Once all the cupcakes have a Tootsie Roll top, attach the size 3 round frosting tip to the disposable piping bag and add a few scoops of white frosting.
  • Gently squeeze the frosting out of the bag to make hash marks on the footballs.
  • Repeat with all cupcakes.