Buffalo Chicken Super Bowl Cupcakes

OK, so judging by the title your probably thinking…ewwwww gross. That’s exactly what I thought too, but I’m actually going to make these! I like to be a little different, and this is definitely something different. It gives people something to talk about. 😉  SO here is your SUPER BOWL pre-show! haha. GO GIANTS! (only because my Raiders are not playing, I gotta for the underdog!) Enjoy! If your interested in checking out the tutorial, please go to

Buffalo Chicken Cupcake Tutorial

Buffalo Chicken Cupcake Recipe

Yield: 10 cupcakes


For the cake:

  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (I recommend a hot sauce that is typically used for Buffalo chicken.  Frank’s is the classic choice.  I used Bella’s Medium Wing Sauce.)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda

For the blue cheese buttercream frosting:

  • 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


To make the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan on medium-high heat, heat hot sauce and butter until butter is melted.
  3. Add the blue cheese and mix periodically until blue cheese is melted.
  4. Remove from heat and mix in the sugar.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream and egg.
  6. Once the hot sauce mixture is cool enough to touch, mix the sour cream mixture into the hot sauce mixture.
  7. In another small bowl, mix together the flour and baking soda.
  8. Fold the flour mixture into the hot sauce mixture.
  9. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

To make the blue cheese buttercream frosting:

  1. Mix blue cheese on high speed until smooth.
  2. Add the unsalted butter and mix on high speed until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  3. Slowly mix in the powdered sugar until fully combined.
  4. Pipe or spread onto cooled cupcakes.

Just before serving, top the cupcakes with buffalo chicken wings or buffalo chicken drummettes.  Imagine the frosting as a sweet blue cheese dip and dig in!