Football Cupcakes

These Football Cupcakes are adorable and delicious! Perfect for tailgating, couchgating, or your kids football game!

Sports fans, rejoice! Football season is upon us. Whether you are your team’s die-hard fan, or someone who still doesn’t know how many points a touchdown is worth: this one’s for you! This sweet treat is sure to be a winner.

Your kids will definitely ask you to make these for them again! You can replicate this idea for other sports as well with a custom cupcake topper.

football cupcakes

I used French Vanilla cake mix for this recipe and it turned out amazing, but you can use your favorite box cake mix or your favorite homemade cupcake recipe!


Football Cupcakes

Football Cupcakes


  • 1 box of French Vanilla cake mix
  • 3 large eggs room temp
  • 1/2 C of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1TBSP pure vanilla extract
  • Football cupcake liners
  • cupcake pan
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Green gel food coloring
  • 1 disposable piping bag with a grass tip
  • 1 package of football icing transfers


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line cupcake pan with the white cupcake liners
  • In a medium bowl, add the cake mix, butter, milk, and vanilla extract and stir until combined
  • Fill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full.
  • Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes.
  • Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting.
  • Using a stand mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed.
  • Mix until you see stiffed peaks in your frosting.
  • Mix in a few drops of the green food coloring and continue to mix until fully combined
  • Scoop frosting into piping bag
  • Decorating Directions:
  • Place the piping bag straight up onto the cupcake
  • Lightly squeeze the piping bag to create a small dot and pull up to create a grass effect
  • Repeat steps to completely cover the top of the cupcake
  • Place a icing transfer into the frosting
  • Enjoy!

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