{Recipes} BALLPARK Cupcakes!

ballpark themed cupcakes

Ya’ll are in for a TREAT today! We have Tessa of The Frosted Cake Shop swinging in to share some Ballpark-themed cupcakes sure to please the crowds! From Cracker Jacks to Beer + Nuts, you’ll have all the recipes you need for baseball park inspired cupcakes! The recipes are listed with cake + frosting ingredients, and they are to be made in the typical “cupcake” fashion (however, let us know if you have questions). My personal fave? CANDY BAR COMPOST – it’s a HOME RUN! 

Take a look at the cupcakes.. ready for the game to begin!

baseball themed cupcakes recipe

Whip up these cupcakes for a BASEBALL Party or try them individually for a variety of special celebrations – birthdays, summer parties, you name it! Set up a cupcake tasting party to watch Baseball and invite friends over to enjoy! Kids will especially love helping make these delish cupcakes!

NOW… for the LINEUP… take a look… 

cracker jack baseball cupcake recipe

CARAMEL CRACKER JACK CUPCAKE

Vanilla Butter Cake
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
6 egg yolks
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups cake flour- sifted
1 Tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk

Caramel Buttercream
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 Tablespoons dark corn syrup
3 Tablespoons milk

Top with a pyramid of Cracker Jacks, and drizzle with caramel.

 ice cream sundae cupcake

ICE CREAM SUNDAE CUPCAKE

Classic Chocolate Cake
1/2 cup safflower oil
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 whole eggs + 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 all purpose flour, sifted
1 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 cups milk
1 1/4 cups coffee

 Vanilla Italian Meringue Buttercream
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
6 ounces egg white
6 sticks unsalted butter, softened
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

 Drizzle with chocolate ganache or syrup and top with you favorite sundae toppings!

 Chocolate Ganache
16 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
8 ounces heavy cream

beer and nuts stout cupcake

BEER & NUTS CUPCAKE

 Guinness Stout Chocolate Cupcake
1 cup Guinness Stout Beer
2/3 cup sour cream
10 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

 Peanut Butter Buttercream
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

 candy bar compost cupcakes

CANDY BAR COMPOST

Vanilla Butter Cake
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
6 egg yolks
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
3  cups cake flour, sifted
1 Tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk

Candy Bar Fudge Frosting
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 -5 Tablespoons milk, for desired consistency
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 cups of your favorite mix-ins, chopped (I used toffee bits, chocolate chips, and peanuts)

 Top with an assortment of candy bar goodies!

Suggested toppings include:
- toffee bits
- candy coated chocolate pieces
- crushed peanuts
- mini chocolate chips
- white chocolate chunks
- butterscotch chips

cotton candy decorated cupcake

 VERY, BERRY COTTON CANDY CUPCAKE

Vanilla Butter Cake
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
6 egg yolks
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
3  cups cake flour, sifted
1 Tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk

Strawberry Cream Frosting
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup cream cheese
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 teaspoons milk
1/4 cup strawberry jam or 3 Tablespoons strawberry puree

 Top with fluffy cotton candy!

Thanks to Tessa of The Frosted Cake Shop {recipes, photography} for swinging by! We think these treats are definitely a HOME RUN!

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