Football Cake

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You will be the game day hero with our chocolate Football Cake. Made with a boxed chocolate cake mix and homemade chocolate frosting, this is a great way to celebrate.

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  • Grease and flour 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside. Prepare cake batter and bake in prepared pan as directed on package. Cool 15 min. in pan; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.
  • Trim corners and sides from cake to resemble football shape. Reserve trimmings for snacking or another use.
  • Pour milk into medium bowl. Add dry pudding mix and sugar. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. or until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping; spread onto cake.
  • Use decorating gel to add the "laces" to the "football." Store in refrigerator.

Cooking Know-How

Make sure cakes are completely cooled before frosting. A warm cake can cause the frosting to soften or melt.

Creative Leftovers

Store cake trimmings in tightly covered container at room temperature. Cut into cubes, then layer with additional prepared frosting to make a quick-and-easy trifle.


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Nutritional Information

Serving Size 15
Calories 229
% Daily Value
Total fat 11g
Sodium 359mg
Carbohydrate 31g
Dietary fibre 0.7g
Protein 3.1g
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 9 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • sharon |

    Very nice cake. Worst part for me was getting cake out of pan in one piece. First one totally fell apart, but for the second cake I lined my pan with tin foil and sprayed with cooking spray, and it came out beautifully! Hubby loved the frosting!

  • mcleodk |

    I really liked this cake. The football shape was pretty easy to make and everyone loved the icing. It wasn't too sweet either. I did make the cake a little fancier myself so it looked more like a real football. My son loved it!!!!

  • scotttupling |

    We really enjoyed this cake. It was very easy to make and you don't have to be an artist to make it look like a football. I added instant pudding to the cake mix to make it a bit more moist. I really liked the Cool Whip icing. It was light and not too sweet.