Football Cupcakes

Football Cupcakes


Better late than never?  Since I just did another Cupcake posting…may as well put up this photo that’s been in my to do pile…no recipe, just wanted to capture it.

Every Super Bowl we head out to some friends house for our annual #nothvangongshow and this year was no different…the hostess asked me to make some Red Velvet Cupcakes this year, so why not up the presentation factor a couple of notches?

I baked some Red Velvet Cupcakes (Duncan Hines Box Mix – no time to bake from scratch this morning), and lined up the cupcakes in a 1-2-3-3-3-2-1 format, then covered it with a quick layer of homemade Chocolate Cream Cheese.  Then I used some Cookie Icing for the football grip outlines (turned out way too thick – next time I’d use the white frosting for a crisper look).  With the other 9 cupcakes, I just made another batch of Regular Cream Cheese frosting, and lined them up around the football.

See you guys in 2015…Skol Vikings!


Pistachio Cupcakes

We were at The Cupcake Store a couple of weeks ago and I tried one of those “limited time” Cupcakes…a Chocolate Pistachio Cupcake…my god was it good.  I’m a huge Pistachio fan (it’s my favorite Ice Cream, but I’ll save that for another post).  I buy them in bulk from Costco and could snack on them until the end of time…

Back on track here, while I loved the Cupcake, I’m not sure I was sold on having a Chocolate Cupcake as the base of this, I felt it needed to be something that screamed more Pistachio, and this wasn’t it.

So I looked online and found a recipe that I thought would fit the bill with ingredients we already had in the pantry…but I needed an excuse to make these.  Of course, a couple of hours later we got invited to a St Patrick’s Day party and was told to bring something green…well well well…

Pistachio Cupcakes

  • Servings: 15 cupcakes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Credit – Pistachio Pudding Cupcakes

Ingredients (Cupcake):

  • 1 box White or Yellow Box Mix (I prefer Duncan Hines)
  • 1.5 cups Milk
  • 1 box Pistachio Jell-O Pudding mix

Ingredients (Frosting):

  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 box Pistachio Jell-O Pudding mix
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • About 15 Roasted & Salted Pistachio’s (shelled and roughly chopped in your food processor)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F, and prepare 2 muffin tins with 15 liners
  2. Whisk the Milk & Pudding, then once incorporated add the cake mix and mix well with a spoon.  Pour into liners, and bake for 22-25 minutes (my cupcakes looked a little burned after 25 minutes, but they tasted great).  Cool until you’re ready to frost…
  3. For the frosting, Whip the Cream and the Powdered Sugar in your Kitchenaid on 6 for about 5-6 minutes until soft peaks start forming.  While your Mixer is doing it’s thing, whisk the other package of pudding and milk by hand.  Once the cream is whipped, add the pudding mixture and fold together.
  4. Frost those cupcakes any way you like.  Top with the chopped Pistachios

Nutrition Info (per cupcake)

Calories – NONE!  Seriously – quit reading and start baking…NOM NOM NOM