Football Cake Recipe

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  1. In a small bowl, pour water over chocolate; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each. Add cooled chocolate and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk.
  3. In another bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold into batter. Grease and flour one 8-in. round baking pan and one 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. If desired, line bottoms with waxed paper; grease and flour paper.
  4. Pour 2-1/2 cups batter into round baking pan. Pour the remaining batter into the rectangular pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes (round) and 35-40 minutes (rectangular) or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks. Remove waxed paper and cool completely.
  5. For frosting, combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Stir in milk and egg yolks until smooth. Add butter; bring to a boil over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and coconut.
  6. Cool completely; set aside 3/4 cup. Tint remaining frosting green. Place rectangular cake on serving platter; frost top and sides with green frosting. Place 1/2 cup vanilla frosting in a decorator tube; pipe yard lines across cake.
  7. For football, slice a 2-in.-wide strip from the center of round cake (save for another use). Spread reserved coconut frosting between layers of cake, forming the football. Place cut side down on a flat surface.
  8. Combine remaining vanilla frosting with cocoa; frost top and sides of football. Use decorator tube to pipe laces on football. With a large spatula, carefully lift football and place on the green cake. Use three pipe cleaners at each end of cake to form goalposts. Yield: 20-24 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 364.17 Kcal (1525 kJ)
Calories from fat 187.33 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.81g 32%
Cholesterol 99.67mg 33%
Sodium 178.95mg 7%
Potassium 135.09mg 3%
Total Carbs 40.25g 13%
Sugars 19.03g 76%
Dietary Fiber 1.43g 6%
Protein 5.34g 11%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Calcium 65.5mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 320.96 Kcal (1344 kJ)
Calories from fat 165.1 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.34g 32%
Cholesterol 87.84mg 33%
Sodium 157.71mg 7%
Potassium 119.06mg 3%
Total Carbs 35.47g 13%
Sugars 16.77g 76%
Dietary Fiber 1.26g 6%
Protein 4.71g 11%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 1.7mg 11%
Calcium 57.7mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.7
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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