5 Easy & Fun Superbowl Cakes for the Big Day

5 Easy & Fun Superbowl Cakes for the Big Day

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Last Updated on March 20, 2024 by Canny Costumes

Super Bowl season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the big game than with some delicious homemade cakes? If you’re looking for a touchdown in the kitchen, we’ve got you covered with these 5 easy and fun Super Bowl cakes that you can make yourself. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a rookie in the kitchen, these recipes are sure to score big with your friends and family. So, put on your apron and let’s get baking!

1. Huddle Up: Chocolate Football Cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until well combined.
  5. Pour the batter into a football-shaped cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let the cake cool completely before frosting with chocolate buttercream.
  7. Use white icing to make the lines on the football.

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2. Tailgate Treat: Stadium Seating Cupcakes


  • 1 box of your favorite cake mix
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Assorted food coloring


  1. Prepare the cupcakes according to the package instructions and let them cool.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy.
  3. Gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, mixing until smooth.
  4. Divide the frosting into bowls and tint each bowl with a different food coloring.
  5. Frost the cupcakes with the colored frosting to resemble stadium seating.

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3. End Zone Delight: Football Field Sheet Cake


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • Green food coloring
  • White icing


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a sheet cake pan.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk.
  6. Add green food coloring to the batter until you achieve the desired shade.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Once cooled, use white icing to create the yard lines and end zones on the football field.

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4. Touchdown Toppers: Team Logo Cupcakes



  1. Roll out fondant in team colors and cut out small logos or shapes.
  2. Frost cupcakes with buttercream.
  3. Place the fondant toppers on the cupcakes, creating a personalized touch for your Super Bowl party.

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5. Super Bowl Surprise: Football Helmet Cake Pops


  • Cake crumbs (from any leftover cake)
  • Cream cheese frosting
  • Melting chocolate in team colors
  • Lollipop sticks


  1. Mix cake crumbs with cream cheese frosting until you get a dough-like consistency.
  2. Roll the mixture into small football helmet shapes.
  3. Melt chocolate and dip each cake pop into the chocolate, coating it evenly.
  4. Place the cake pops on lollipop sticks and let them cool.

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And there you have it – 5 easy and fun Super Bowl cakes that you can make yourself to elevate your game day celebration. Whether you choose the classic football shape or get creative with team logos, these desserts are sure to be a hit with your fellow football fans. So, put on your apron, gather your ingredients, and get ready to score a culinary touchdown at your Super Bowl party!

Can I make these cakes ahead of time?

Absolutely! Most of these cakes can be baked and decorated a day or two in advance to save you time on game day.

Can I use store-bought frosting instead of making it from scratch?

Yes, you can definitely use store-bought frosting for convenience, but homemade frosting adds a personal touch.

Can I customize the team logos on the cupcakes?

Of course! Get creative and show your team spirit by crafting fondant logos in your favorite team’s colors and shapes.

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Can I make the cake pops without a cake pop maker?

Definitely! You don’t need a specialized cake pop maker; rolling the mixture into shapes and dipping them in chocolate works just as well.

Can I freeze the cakes for later use?

While some cakes freeze well, it’s best to check each recipe individually. Generally, cakes without delicate toppings freeze better.

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