Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Towards the end of summer a friend asked if I would want to participate in her fantasy football league.  My response?  “Haha, NO.”  For those that know me well, you know that I’m not sporty.  And neither is my husband, I’m forever grateful that I’m not married to someone who makes me watch sports all the time.  Yuck!  I do enjoy a good sport related party or tailgate, just don’t much want to watch the actual event.

But my friend managed to convince me that it would be FUN.  Hmm… we’ll see.  😉  I told her that I would only play if I could call it Fancy Football instead.  So for our Fancy Football draft party, I showed up wearing pearls and a sparkly shirt made just for the event, and brought “Fancy Football Cupcakes.”  Basically, football cupcakes with candy pearls on them.  Everyone got a good chuckle out of it.  I love my friends 🙂

Fancy Football Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Recipe from Savory Sweet Life

1 cup butter, softened
3.5 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp almond extract
4 tbsp heavy cream


In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter until fluffy.  Sift three cups of the powdered sugar and the cocoa powder into the bowl, then turn on the mixer to the lowest speed until they are well blended together.  Once it’s all blended, increase the speed and add the remaining ingredients (except for the additional sugar).  Beat until fluffy.

Fancy Football Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting



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