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Three cupcakes with chocolate buttercream and topped with tooballs and 'grass' Tried & Tested

Football cupcakes

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This cupcake recipe is ideal for Father’s Day or for a sporting occasion. The cakes will keep for 3-4 days in a cake tin.

 

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the cakes

For the buttercream

  • 50g 1⅞ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 175g 6¼ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Cocoa powder

For the decoration

  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Unrefined golden granulated sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden granulated sugar
  • Green food colouring a drop
  • 100g 3½ oz White sugar paste icing
  • Designer icing (black) (we use Silver Spoon Create)

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 4). Line a cup cake tray with 12 paper cupcake cases.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or electric mixer until light and fluffy.

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  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Gradually beat in the eggs a little at a time until smooth, adding a little flour if the mixture curdles. Stir in the flour and cocoa powder until smooth.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range)
    • 125g 4½ oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
    • 25g 1 oz Cocoa powder
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Place heaped dessertspoon full in each cupcake case and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and just firm to the touch. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    To make the butter cream: Mix the butter, cocoa powder and icing sugar together until light and fluffy, adding a drop of boiling water if necessary to loosen the mixture. Spoon this onto the tops of the cakes.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 50g 1⅞ oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 175g 6¼ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
    • 1tbsp 1tbsp Cocoa powder
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Put the granulated sugar in a bowl and mix in a drop of green food colouring.

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  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Roll balls of sugar paste icing and cut in half, then use black designer icing to pipe the black markings on the balls. Decorate with a little green coloured granulated sugar.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 100g 3½ oz White sugar paste icing
    • Designer icing (black) (we use Silver Spoon Create)