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Game Day Football Cake

Game Day Football CakeNo special pan, kitchen tools, or even a cake decorating class, is needed to make this fun football cake.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (18.25-ounce) package chocolate cake mix

Chocolate Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

White Icing:
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon butter, softened
2 to 3 teaspoons water

Football plastic toy decorations (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.
  2. Prepare cake batter and bake in prepared pan as directed on package. Cool 15 minutes; remove cake from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.
  3. Trim corners and sides from cake to resemble football shape. Reserve trimmings for snacking or another use.
  4. For Chocolate Frosting: Melt butter in a large microwave safe bowl; stir in cocoa. Add powdered sugar alternately with milk and vanilla, beating to spreading consistency. Frost cake.
  5. For White Icing: In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, butter and just enough water to create a smooth consistency. Place in a small, self-closing plastic bag; snip off a tiny corner and use to "draw" the stitches of the football. If desired, place toy football toy decorations around cake.

Makes 15 servings.