Easy Chocolate Football Cake

5 from 1 vote

Looking for an easy game day snack or dessert? Well, look no further than right here! This Easy Chocolate Football Cake is not only simple to put together, delicious, but super cute too!

This will be a great recipe to get your kids involved with you in the kitchen! Did I mention, how super simple it is? Just grab your favorite chocolate cake mix, chocolate and vanilla frosting! Yup! Thats it!

I mean, I suppose you could make a cake from scratch if you would like- but Crazy Busy Mama is all about quick and convenient for easy game day snacks and desserts!

And this Easy Chocolate Football Cake is one you will want to make! I mean look at it? How can it not make you smile?

Simple ingredients to make an amazing taste!

Love this NonSTICK Bakeware Set – no need for spraying or greasing up its truly magic!

Here are a few visual steps for the Easy Chocolate Football Cake

Once your cake has baked fully and cooling remove from pan and place on a parchment sheet for easy clean up. Slice down the middle about a 2-3 inch section then remove. You can use this for cake pops in the future so hang on to it if you want!

Then carefully move the right and left side of the cake together like image below. Can you see the football shape coming together?

Then take your chocolate frosting and use a spatula to pile all frosting on top. Then take a Frosting Spatula and spread evenly over the cake. I like to use the parchment paper under the cake to move it around and get the sides frosted real well.

Take the vanilla and fill your Cake Icing Pen . You can also use a plastic baggie with a small hole cut on end. Be careful not to cut too big.

Then use your Icing pen to create laces that resemble a football.

And here is the end result! You will want to carefully lift up with a large cake knife or spatula and transfer to a cake plate.

Hope you not only enjoy making this with your kiddos but enjoy the scrumptiousness of it too!

Super cute right?

Also, if you try this recipe and love it I would so appreciate it if you would leave a comment below and rate the recipe a 5-star to let me know how it was! That helps me know what kind of recipes you want to see more of. I would certainly appreciate it!

Easy Chocolate Football Cake

this is a fun game day treat
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 554 kcal


  • 15.25 oz Chocolate Cake mix I used Pillsbury but you can choose your favorite
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil can substitute 1/2 cup unsweet apple sauce
  • 3 eggs 1/4 cup of greek yogurt


  • 16 oz chocolate frosting
  • 6 oz vanilla frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Coat bottom of pan with no-stick cooking spray or shortening and a flour dusting to prevent sticking
  • mix dry cake mix, water, eggs and oil for about 2 minutes until combined
  • pour batter into round cake pan
  • Bake at 350 for approx 35 mins
  • When toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, cake is done. Cool 10 to 15 minutes before removing from pan.
  • Cool cake completely before frosting. 
  • Store loosely covered.


If you use the set of non stick bakeware there is no need to grease the pan. 


Serving: 10gCalories: 554kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 5gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0.05gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 491mgPotassium: 256mgFiber: 1gSugar: 54gVitamin A: 73IUCalcium: 77mgIron: 3mg
Keyword cake, football, gameday, nfl
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