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Print This Delicious and Healthy Football Shaped Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Football Shaped Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Ice Cream Football Cake

I love this cake, you do need to start your preparation a day or two ahead of time. It is well worth the extra time it takes to make.
Combining our basic sponge cake recipe with some dark cocoa and ice cream; this ice cream cake would make a wonderful backyard football game treat.

Use the basic sponge cake recipe

1/3 cup unsweetened special dark cocoa powder

1 Tablespoon confectioners sugar

1 container (1.5 quarts) your favorite Ice Cream

1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting

2 packages (.8 ounce each) white decorating gel

1-1/2 cups flaked coconut (optional)

1/2 teaspoon water (optional)

1/2 teaspoon green food coloring (optional)

Oven Temp ~
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 15 x 10 x 1-inch jelly roll pan
Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 inch jelly-roll pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, set aside.

Combine cake mix with cocoa powder in large bowl. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, pour into prepared pan. Bake for or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes on wire rack.

Run metal spatula around edges of cake to loosen, sift sugar onto cake. Invert onto clean kitchen towel, remove parchment paper. Trim off excess cake, if needed.

Starting at short end of cake, roll up tightly, jelly-roll style, folding towel into cake. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until chilled.

Unroll cake onto cutting board. Cut carton from Ice Cream with scissors. Arrange Ice Cream on its side and cut crosswise into 8 slices. Arrange slices on cake leaving 2-inch border at one end of cake, pressing to form an even layer. Roll cake up tightly, using towel to help roll cake, freeze 3 hours or overnight. Freeze serving platter 30 minutes before serving.

Remove towel from cake on cutting board. Cut off all 4 corners to form football shape with serrated knife. Arrange cake on chilled serving platter, frost. Use white gel for "football threads".

For the "grass", mix coconut, water and food coloring until coconut turns green in small resalable plastic bag, sprinkle around cake. Return Football Ice Cream Cake to freezer until ready to serve.

12 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 160 g
Calories 435
Calories from Fat 149
Total Fat 16.6g 26%
Saturated Fat 8.8g 44%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 254mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 67.8g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7%
Sugars 49.1g
Protein 4.8g
Vitamin A 7% • Vitamin C 1% • Calcium 12% • Iron 13%

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