• 44 Ratings

These adorable baseball-style cupcakes with red licorice laces are sure to be a hit with kids and adults -- and you'll be spared the task of slicing equitable pieces of cake for a crowd of waiting guests.

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 12 extra-large or 24 standard-size cupcakes
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Adjust oven rack to center of oven. Heat to 325 degrees. Line muffin pans with baking cups; set aside. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda; set aside.

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  • In the bowl of a heavy-duty electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. With mixer running, add eggs and vanilla extract; beat until combined.

  • With mixer on low speed, add 1 cup reserved flour mixture; mix until combined. Add 1/2 cup buttermilk; combine. Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk, ending with flour, until each has been entirely incorporated.

  • Divide batter evenly between baking cups. Bake until light-golden brown and a cake tester inserted into middle comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Rotate pans halfway through baking. Transfer pans to a wire rack to cool.

  • Frost cupcakes with frosting. Immediately after frosting cupcakes, lightly press the edge of a 4-inch-diameter bowl into frosting to mark one curve on each side.

  • Using the curves as a guide, decorate cupcakes by placing licorice pieces on top of marked curves to form arced V shapes that simulate the stitching on a baseball.

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Reviews

44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 2
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