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Semi-Homemade Football Cake

Whether you are hosting a tailgating party, a child's birthday or celebrating someone who loves football, this semi-homemade football cake is super simple to make and will surely be the hit of the party!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword birthday, cake, football, party
Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 25 minutes
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Makes 24
Calories 80kcal
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • 1 Cake Mix Made according to directions on box
  • 1 bag White Fondant
  • 1 bag Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 2 Tubs Icing or homemade icing


  • Bake your favorite boxed cake according to the directions on the box in a 9x13 baking pan.
  • Once the cake has cooled, use either store-bought or homemade icing and dye 1/4 of the icing red and dye the rest green using food coloring.
  • TIP: Once the cake has cooled, place on a 9x13 jelly roll pan or another flat surface that can easily be transported. Place wax paper slightly under the bottom of the cake to ensure no icing ends up on the surface you are serving on.
  • When you are happy with your colors, create an end zone (or two) and place the green icing on the remaining part of the football field.
  • Grab a bag of shredded unsweetened coconut. Place in a large bowl with green food color and mix until it's all dyed green.
  • TIP: You will need to add more green food coloring two to three times to coat all the coconut. Very carefully, apply the coconut flakes around the outside of the cake.
  • Next, grab your small bag of white fondant. Roll it out and cut out a few strips to create your line markers and smaller lines for the football. Using small number cutters (or hand draw if you are talented like that!) cut out your yard marker numbers and any extra letters for the end zone that you need. Place all of the white fondant pieces onto the field.


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 13mg | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.4mg