These Nutter Butter Football Cupcakes are the ultimate treat for the chocolate and peanut butter lover and just in time for football season. All the guys in my house love this combination so when I was making these they were circling the kitchen and waiting . I am a frosting snob and I have passed this trait down to my youngest son , he will only eat homemade creamy peanut butter frosting . He is with me on the no canned frosting rule , making it isn’t that hard and soooo much better.
These are very similar to a cupcake I have been making for years called Nutter Butter and Chocolate Overload that I have posted on Just a pinch. Those cupcakes have been getting rave reviews for years. I took that idea and turned this into a football themed cupcake. The only difference in the cake is I don’t have bits of cookies chopped up into it. I do have a cookie on the bottom though! I found the round nutter butter cookies but if you can’t find a half of a regular cookie on the bottom with work as well.
These sound like a lot of work but they are not that hard at all. Preheat your oven to 350 and line your cupcake tins. Place a nutter butter cookie on the bottom of each liner. Mix the devil’s cake mix according to the boxes directions and put an even amount in each well. Bake for 15 minutes or until done , and cool on a rack.
While the cupcakes are baking make the footballs. Melt the chocolate wafers in a shallow dish, a pie plate works well. Dip a small wooden skewer in the chocolate and poke in the middle of the cookie, I did mine on a angle. Allow them to dry and reheat the chocolate and dip the nutter butter cookies in the chocolate , allowing most of the excess to drip off. Place on wax paper to harden. Once hardened with a fine tip and white frosting draw laces on the cookie to look like a football. Mix the Peanut Butter Frosting and pipe on the the cupcakes with desired tip, I used an open star tip. Using the skewer poke the football into the cupcakes. **Make the frosting peak is pretty high to hide the skewer or you can trim the tip of the skewer off with heavy kitchen shears.