Football Birthday Cake Recipe

Are you having a sports-themed birthday party? If your little one if a football fanatic, this football-themed cake is the perfect birthday cake to bake! It's easy shape and frosting decorations is so simple, you can even ask your son or daughter to help make it.

SERVES: 8 to 10


  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • Chocolate frosting
  • 1 large tube white frosting football
  • 1 (9x13-inch) pan


Make cake mix according to package directions.

Bake cake as directed on box for a 9x13-inch pan.

Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes, and invert and cool completely on a wire rack.

Cut the cake according to the diagram, and throw away or eat the unused pieces.

Frost the entire cake with chocolate frosting. Using the white tube frosting or a decorator's bag, draw a white line and then the smaller white lines across it to look like the football laces.

On each end of the football, draw curved white lines for the foot- ball stripes.

Variation: Using green tube frosting, create grass around the football by putting the end of the tube right up against the bottom of the football and pulling out while pressing on the tube.

Excerpted from Easy Cut-up Cakes for Kids by Melissa Barlow © 2007 Gibbs Smith

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