Gridiron Cake Recipe
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What better way to celebrate game day than with this easy-to-make snack cake with cream cheese frosting. If you're feeling ambitious, use it as the centerpiece of Snack Stadium! —Sarah Farmer, Taste of HomeTest Kitchen Director
MAKES:
20 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:
20 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • CAKE:
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Green paste food coloring
  • DECORATION:
  • 2 goals posts (made from yellow bendable straws)
  • Large gumdrops

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a half sheet foil cake pan (measuring 17x12x1).
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs, one at at time, beating well. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; beat into creamed mixture alternately with milk. Transfer to prepared pan.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Place on a wire rack; cool completely.
For frosting, beat cream cheese and butter. Add the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla. Reserve 1/4 cup of frosting for field markings. Tint remaining frosting green; spread over top of cake. Pipe white yard lines and numbers accordingly. Decorate field with goal posts and gumdrops for football players. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Gridiron Cake in Taste of Home September/October 2018

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 365 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 255mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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  • CAKE:
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Green paste food coloring
  • DECORATION:
  • 2 goals posts (made from yellow bendable straws)
  • Large gumdrops
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a half sheet foil cake pan (measuring 17x12x1).
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs, one at at time, beating well. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; beat into creamed mixture alternately with milk. Transfer to prepared pan.
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Place on a wire rack; cool completely.
  4. For frosting, beat cream cheese and butter. Add the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla. Reserve 1/4 cup of frosting for field markings. Tint remaining frosting green; spread over top of cake. Pipe white yard lines and numbers accordingly. Decorate field with goal posts and gumdrops for football players. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Gridiron Cake in Taste of Home September/October 2018

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