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Baseball Cake or Cupcakes Recipe

You'll hit a home run this spring with baseball cupcakes recipe.

1 box (16 oz.) Yellow cake mix

Mocha Frosting

1 cup Confectioners' sugar
2 Tb Butter, softened
1 Tb Coffee-flavored liqueur or cold coffee
1 Tb Milk
2 tsp Instant espresso powder
1 cup Crushed chocolate cookie crumbs

Cakes Topper

1 cup Prepared white frosting
2 strands Red licorice laces

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 4-inch round and a 9-inch round pan
Preheat the oven, grease and flour cake pans. You can use large cupcake tins and make into baseballs cupcakes instead of cakes.

Prepare the cake batter according to package directions. Pour 1/2 cup batter into the small round cake pan and the remaining into the 9" round pan. Bake small round for 20 minutes and larger for the round cake, 45 minutes. Transfer to wire racks, cool for 10 minutes. Turn baseball cake onto rack, cool completely.

Baseball cake, glove cut-out for cakes

Using this design to help make a glove shape on the top of the 9" round cake.

For the mocha frosting:

Beat together confectioners' sugar, butter, liqueur, milk and espresso powder until smooth.

Decorating the Baseball Cakes:

Frost glove cake with mocha frosting. Press crushed cookie crumbs onto the side of the cake.

Trim the 4" cake to look like a baseball. Place trimmed cake onto the center of the glove cake and frost it with the prepared white frosting.

Spoon remaining white frosting into a resealable plastic bag. Snip one of the corners with scissors to make a small hole. Squeeze bag and pipe frosting around top and bottom of cake and along fingers of glove. Pipe a few Xs along bottom edge to represent stitching.

Cut licorice laces into pieces and decorate ball to look like stitching.
Serves 12
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 99 g
Calories 378
Calories from Fat 87
Total Fat 9.7g 15%
Saturated Fat 2.7g 14%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 406mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 70.9g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 5%
Sugars 34.5g
Protein 3.0g
Vitamin A 1% • Vitamin C 0% • Calcium 6% • Iron 8%

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Suppling Tips for Healthy Homemade Cakes

When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!