Hump Day Snack: BBQ Cupcakes for Father's Day

By: Allison Milam
Related To:

If your dad’s perfect Father’s Day is spent lording over an open flame with beer in hand, honor him with one of the manliest treats around: a frosted cupcake. Kidding aside, these aren’t just any cupcakes. They’re flame-jumping, steak-searing, barbecue-revering replicas of a piping hot grill. After baking classic chocolate cupcake recipe, spear some gummy kebabs and mini chocolate "patties" over a flaming twirl of orange frosting flames. It's a mighty fitting end to a day of grilling.

For more ways to celebrate Father's Day on Sunday, check out these  dad-friendly recipes from Cooking Channel:

Keep Reading

Next Up

Essentials: Barbecue Basics

Learn how to barbecue with Cooking Channel's essential BBQ guide, including tips, advice, ideas, recipes, explaining different styles and more.

White BBQ Sauce: The Next Big Trend in Barbecue

Restaurants across the country are starting to serve Alabama's old secret sauce. Find out what makes it so special and get the recipe.

Dinner Rush! Chipotle BBQ Glazed Pork Loin With Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Get Cooking Channel's easy Chipotle BBQ Glazed Pork Loin With Spicy Watermelon Salsa recipe for a quick and delicious weeknight summer meal.

Dig Into The Great American Food Feud with Animated BBQ Brawls

Watch The Great American Food Feud on Cooking Channel, featuring animated food fight videos of barbecue foods like ribs and pulled pork sandwiches.

The Basics of Barbecue: Regional Styles

Pitmasters are passionate about who has the best 'cue. Texas brisket? Pulled pork from North Carolina? Learn a little more about regional barbecue and you'll be ready to hop in the fray.

Watch the Big Bad BBQ Brawl Premiere for a Sandwich Showdown

Watch the Big Bad BBQ Brawl premiere full episode on Cooking Channel as Shannon Ambrosio battles chefs on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.

On TV

Taco Trip

7am | 6c

Taco Trip

7:30am | 6:30c

Taco Trip

8am | 7c

Taco Trip

8:30am | 7:30c

Taco Trip

9am | 8c

Taco Trip

9:30am | 8:30c

Carnival Eats

10am | 9c

Carnival Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Carnival Eats

11am | 10c

Carnival Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12pm | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1pm | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

6:30pm | 5:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8pm | 7c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8:30pm | 7:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

9:30pm | 8:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

12:30am | 11:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

1:30am | 12:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c
What's Hot
What's Hot

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

New Episodes Mondays 9|8c

So Much Pretty Food Here