what would any Game Day or Super Bowl Party be without Football Cakes? You have the helmets now you need the footballs. These cakes are a great addition to your party, tailgate, or even your little sports fans Birthday party. Great for end of the season parties too!!
Source: Better Homes and Gardens
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 24 5-ounce egg-shaped muffin cups; set aside.
2In a medium bowl stir together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cloves.
3In a large bowl combine eggs, pumpkin, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vegetable oil; whisk until smooth.
4Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, one-third at a time, stirring just until combined after each addition.
5Spoon a scant 1/4 cup batter into each prepared muffin cup, filling each about half full*.
6Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched.
7Remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.
8Split cakes horizontally. If necessary, trim tops of cakes so they will sit flat when inverted.
9For Buttercream Frosting:
In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
10Gradually add 1 1/2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well.
11Beat in milk and vanilla.
12Gradually beat in enough of the remaining powder sugar to reach desired consistency.
13Spread frosting over one cake half; top with remaining half.
14Pipe "laces" on top. Repeat with remaining cakes.
15*Use any remaining batter to make cupcakes. Line 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups. Fill two-thirds full with batter. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.