I’m starting to think about what I might want to serve on Super Bowl Sunday. As I was surfing the Internet, I saw these cute footballs made out of Oreos on Bakerella’s site. I haven’t had the best of luck making cake balls but I decided to give it a try. My chocolate dipping is horrid but, I think they came out delicious and adorable. My nephew asked me if I’d make them for his school bake sale next weekend so we will see.
These Martha cupcakes were scrumptious. And so good, as are most of her recipes that I have tried.
Now the frosting could have been piped better — still working on that.
Martha Stewart One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes (Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart)
Makes 24 cupcakes
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp Espresso Powder (optional)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 Tbsp canola oil
1 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners; set aside. Sift together cocoa powder, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Add eggs, warm water, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla, and mix until smooth, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl to assure batter is well mixed.
Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Bake until tops spring back when touched, about 20 minutes, rotating pan once if needed. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.
Football Oreo Balls
1/3 bag Oreos, any flavor (I used peanut butter)
2 Tbsp cream cheese, fat free
4 squares Almond chocolate bark
1 Tbsp shortening
Place Oreos in a Ziplock bag. Crush into fine crumbs. Add to cream cheese and mix together until combined. Make into football shapes and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.
Melt bark and shortening in microwave safe bowl for :30 seconds. Stir to melt. Continue in :15 second increments until melted. Don’t over melt.
Dip Oreo balls into chocolate and place on wax paper. Put in refrigerator for an hour. Make The laces out of frosting (either gel or with a toothpick, like I did).
Linked at Sweet Tooth Friday