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Touchdown Chocolate Cupcakes

Touchdown Chocolate Cupcakes

Course Desserts, Kid Friendly, Party Perfect, Snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword All-purpose flour, baking, baking soda, butter, cakedecorating, chocolate, chocolate cupcakes, cocoa, cocoa powder, cupcakes, desserts, eggs, football food, game day, party food, salt, sour cream, sprinkles, tailgating, touchdown, Vanilla
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) Prairie Farms Butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1 1/2 cups Prairie Farms sour cream

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 2/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup Prairie Farms Butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup Prairie Farms Chocolate Milk


  • Green sugar crystals
  • Football cake toppers (Plastic, Inedible*)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line two 12 count-cupcake pans with paper liners.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt with a whisk. Set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter on medium-high setting using a paddle attachment until creamy. Gradually add sugar and beat on high until well blended. Reduce speed to medium, add eggs, one at a time, and then vanilla, until blended.
  • Reduce speed to low, then mix in half of dry ingredients slowly, then sour cream, and then the remaining dry ingredients until well blended.
  • Scoop batter into lined baking cups, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of a cupcake comes out cleanly. Cool cupcakes in pan for 15 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Chocolate Frosting

  • Using an electric mixer, mix butter and cocoa powder together on low speed. Add powdered sugar very slowly, alternate blending in vanilla and chocolate milk. Mix well. If frosting is too thick, add in a teaspoon of chocolate milk to reach desired consistency.
  • Spread frosting on cupcakes, smoothing edges and top.
  • Pour green colored sugar into a shallow bowl. Invert frosted cupcakes, rolling each top into sugar to coat well.Top with a football decoration and enjoy!
    *Note: Remove plastic football decoration before serving to children under 3.