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Football Shaped Cake with Snickers

It is easy to make a football-shaped cake with this method then dive into it when you host a football party!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword football
Makes 24
Calories 538kcal
Author Angie Holden


  • oval pan
  • parchment paper
  • microwave-safe bowl

What You Will Need

  • 1 box German chocolate cake mix water, oil, and eggs to make the cake also needed
  • 1 can Milk chocolate canned frosting
  • 32 Snickers Brand Minis 32 minis
  • 3 tbsp White icing for decorating
  • 3 tbsp Chocolate sprinkles for decorating


  • You will want your cake to be football-shaped.  There are a few ways to do this.  If you have a standard 13 x 9 inch pan, once your cake has been removed from the pan you can cut it into a football shape.  I, however, had this pan from the Rachel Ray cookware line that was a perfect shape all by itself.
  • Spray the pan with cooking spray then add a cutout of parchment paper to the bottom of the pan.  This really helps when removing your cakes.  I always add parchment to the bottom of my pans.
  • Make the cake according to the package directions then spread in the prepared pan.  Place in the oven according to the directions for the 13 x 9 inch pan.
  • While the cake is baking, cover a piece of cardboard with parchment or freezer paper.  I do this instead of buying cake boards.  I find that it works just as well and is more affordable.
  • The cake took a few minutes longer to bake in this pan than in a 13 x 9 inch pan.  Keep checking with a toothpick until the cake is done.  Allow the cake to cool for about 5 minutes in the pan before flipping out onto your paper-covered board.  At this point, cut your cake into a football shape if it is not already.
  • While the cake was still hot, I processed the Snickers Brand NFL Minis in two separate batches and that seemed to work well.  Remove the wrappers on 16 minis and add to a bowl.
  • Microwave your Snickers Brand NFL Minis in a microwave-safe bowl.  I found that microwaving for 30 seconds, stirring, then putting them back in for 15 seconds more worked well.
  • Stir well then immediately spread on the top of the cake.
  • Once you process two batches of Snickers Brand NFL Minis and spread the mixture on the cake, it will look like the picture below.  Allow the cake to cool an additional 20 minutes or so.
  • 1Once cool, spread the cake with the canned frosting over the top of the Snickers layer and on the sides.
  • 1Once the cake is covered, add chocolate sprinkles around the outside of the cake.  Then add the white icing in a football pattern to the top of the cake.
  • 1Your Snickers football cake is done! Slice your cake and enjoy with your little football player or at a football tailgating party!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 368mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 122IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2mg