Monday, October 25, 2010

Football Cake Balls

Posted by Lori:

(Disclaimer:  I realize the icing is wiggly.  I have a very unsteady hand!  Yours will look much better, I'm sure :)

After home football games different groups sponsor "5th Quarter" and feed the football players, coaches, and all of the Junior High and High School students. When our church hosted "5th Quarter" a few weeks ago, I decided to try to make Football Cake Balls". They turned out cute and the teens all seemed to enjoy them. It's hard to beat lots of chocolate!

Football Cake Balls

1 chocolate cake mix (cooked per directions on box)
1 container chocolate frosting
1 - 2 packages of chocolate flavored candy coating (could use milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips...just add one tablespoon shortening when melting.)
Allow baked cake mix to cool completely. Crumble cake and pour crumbs into large mixing bowl.
 Add icing, stirring until mixed thoroughly.
Line large cookie sheets (may need 2) with waxed paper. Scoop cake mixture into balls (about 1 1/2 inch).
Shape into football shapes.  Freeze about 20 minutes, uncovered, until firm.  
To start with, break one package of chocolate coating into sections.  Melt in microwave safe bowl. (No times are given because microwaves are so different.  Mine is ancient!) Do not overcook as chocolate will get hard.  
Insert lollipop sticks into edge of football.  Dip into melted chocolate. Gently scrape of excess if needed.
Allow to dry by inserting sticks into a cooling rack like I did or insert them into a large piece of styrofoam. When dry, decorated with white icing.


Mix 1 cup powdered sugar, small amount of milk and clear vanilla, to make decorating icing.  Needs to be fairly thick (mine was a little bit thin, so harder to make laces on football).  Spoon icing into an icing bag with small round tip OR can use a disposable cellophane cone bag and cut the very tip to make a small hole to pipe icing.  Decorate as shown.
Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. (You don't have to, but most people like them cold :).
This post is linked to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and Tasty Tuesday.
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Brandi said...

My kids play flag football~these would make very cute treats!!

Jacqueline said...

These are adorable, I love them and have many of the family who would love them. We are totally into football and even the guys would love them.

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Wow! Proud of you for attempting that! I just don't have the patience!

Gridiron Girl said...

Those are so cute! I'm married to a college football and I'm always looking for fun new tailgating recipes. I think these will be a big hit! Thanks for sharing!

michelle said...

super cute! both my boys had their last football game over the weekend, and I wish I would have made these! There's always birthday's, or just because! Thanks for posting

Brenda said...

What a fun creative idea. I'm saving this for the super bowl :)

Lori said...

Thanks, everyone! I hope you enjoy making them. They are fun treats.

Robin, if you can have the patience to make a gingerbread, I know you could do these!!

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