I got a call from a local newspaper reporter, who asked about ideas to save money on your Super Bowl Party this year. After blubbering for just a few seconds, I came up with a couple of suggestions for her. Our conversation got my mind going in a million different directions with ideas for parties!
So, I was thinking about how to make an easy football cake. One that even I can bake and decorate. Cake Boss, I am not! I’m “Real Life,” ya know! The image of my husband’s Dump Cake immediately popped in my mind, along with these equations! (Yes, baking is very mathematical)
COCONUT + Green Food Coloring = Grass! | Grass + White Decorating Icing = Football Field!
So while I’m not the Cake Boss… this cake is easy and cute (I think), and pretty cheap if you get everything on sale. This cake would be perfect for a Football Birthday Party, A Football Team Party, of course watching the game with friends!
- One commercial cake mix ( I used Duncan Hines Coconut Cake Mix, but you could also use yellow cake or white)
- 1 can of cherry pie filling
- 1 can of pineapple chunks (do not drain)
- 1 stick of butter, melted
- White cookie/cake decorating icing with a tip
- 2 cups of coconut, dyed with green food coloring
- Pour the cherry pie filling and the pineapples (NOT drained) into a 10″x14″ metal or glass baking dish.
- Sprinkle the cake mix on top of the fruit. Do not mix.
- Pour the melted butter over the rest, making sure it doesn’t pool all in one place. It does not have to cover every inch of the cake. Just “dump” it in. Do Not Mix.
- Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes, until the top starts to lightly brown.
- Sprinkle the green coconut on the top of the cake, and cook for 5 minutes more. You can add differently colored coconut around the edge if you like. Let cool.
- Outline the green part and draw the lines with white decorating icing. I used a cut up Vanilla Wafer for the football, but you could use a football shaped chocolate, OR an easter egg chocolate, if it’s that time of year. (Or… if you still have the Easter candy sitting around from last year… just don’t actually eat it.)
Like I said, I’m no Cake Boss, but I whipped this baby up with 10 minutes prep, 45 minutes baking and 10 minutes decorating. Put it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. The best part is the taste! If I did it again, I probably wouldn’t include the white coconut border, and I would add white piping to the outside edge as well.
Do you have any cool ideas for a football themed cake, or Super Bowl Party ideas?