Pumpkin Football Cakes

Raven Higheagle


what would any Game Day or Super Bowl Party be without Football Cakes? You have the helmets now you need the footballs. These cakes are a great addition to your party, tailgate, or even your little sports fans Birthday party. Great for end of the season parties too!!
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Makes 24 Cakes
30 Min
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4 c
all-purpose flour
4 tsp
ground cinnamon
3 tsp
baking powder
3 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1 tsp
ground nutmeg
2/4 tsp
ground cloves
8 large
eggs, lightly beaten
(15 ounce) cans pumpkin
1 1/3 c
packed brown sugar
1 1/3 c
granulated sugar
2/3 c
vegetable oil


2/3 c
butter, softened
7 c
powdered sugar
6 Tbsp
whole milk
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract

How to Make Pumpkin Football Cakes


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 24 5-ounce egg-shaped muffin cups; set aside.
  • 2In a medium bowl stir together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cloves.
  • 3In a large bowl combine eggs, pumpkin, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vegetable oil; whisk until smooth.
  • 4Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, one-third at a time, stirring just until combined after each addition.
  • 5Spoon a scant 1/4 cup batter into each prepared muffin cup, filling each about half full*.
  • 6Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched.
  • 7Remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.
  • 8Split cakes horizontally. If necessary, trim tops of cakes so they will sit flat when inverted.
  • 9For Buttercream Frosting:
    In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  • 10Gradually add 1 1/2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well.
  • 11Beat in milk and vanilla.
  • 12Gradually beat in enough of the remaining powder sugar to reach desired consistency.
  • 13Spread frosting over one cake half; top with remaining half.
  • 14Pipe "laces" on top. Repeat with remaining cakes.
  • 15*Use any remaining batter to make cupcakes. Line 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups. Fill two-thirds full with batter. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 16NOTE:
    To watch the video on how to make the Football Cakes go to bhg.com/...-shape-pumpkin-recipe.htm

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