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Fudgy Footballs

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Decadent dark chocolate cake balls disguised as football food, and just in time for Super Bowl Sunday!

Ingredients

  • 1 box (18.25 Oz. Box) Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • 1-⅓ cup Brewed Coffee, Room Temperature
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cups Vegetable Oil
  • 3 whole Large Eggs
  • ⅓ cups Miniature Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tub (16 Oz. Tub) Dark Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 bag (12 Oz. Bag) Chocolate Chips, Dark Or Semi-sweet
  • 1 container (4.25 Oz. Tube) Wilton White Decorating Frosting

Preparation

Using an electric mixer, beat the cake mix, coffee, vanilla, oil, and eggs until blended; turn the power to high and beat for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased and floured sheet cake pan and bake 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool completely.

Once cooled, use a box (cheese) grater to crumble the cake into small pieces. Add the miniature chocolate chips and toss to combine. Add the dark chocolate frosting and stir until thoroughly combined. Place mixture into the refrigerator and allow to chill. Using an ice cream scoop, shape 14 balls, then roll them to narrow each end into the shape of a football. It may be helpful to spray your hands with cooking spray while shaping. Return the footballs to the refrigerator to chill while you melt the chocolate chips for dipping.

Melt the chocolate chips and beat with a whisk until smooth. Using a bamboo skewer, dip each “football” into melted chocolate and cover completely. Scrape the bottom of the football across the edge of the bowl to remove excess, and place onto waxed paper to cool. Once all footballs are dipped, cooled, and firm to the touch, use the white frosting tube to pipe “laces” on the top.

Leftover footballs can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, if there are any!

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Clabbergirl on 2.5.2011

Alas, I do not have a cookie cutter in the shape of a horseshoe (but I have one in the shape of Indiana ((?!))). Anyway, I like your original idea better- something about nibbling on balls appeals to me. Ingredients are now on shopping list.

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Jeanne (aka NanaBread) on 2.4.2011

Hey, Clabbergirl…you could always try to press the cakeball mixture into a sheet pan before you chill it, then cut it out with a horseshoe cookie cutter before dipping. It may be too fragile, but you could try. Has the potential to be really cute!

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Clabbergirl on 2.4.2011

I might have to melt some white chocolate chips for the dip and pipe a big, blue horseshoe on top (maybe next year, Peyton)! These look like a great way to keep the kids busy for a little while on Sunday. Thank you :)

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katief1002 on 2.4.2011

These are too stinkin’ cute!!!!!

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Clabbergirl on 2.7.2011

This is the very first time I ever made any thing cake ball-y. Soooo friggin’ rich! I used white chocolate for dipping and decorated with blue horseshoes (Colts win Super Bowl 2012, you heard it here first). I also made them smaller because we had several thousand kids over yesterday. I’d love to send you a picture, NanaBread, but they are all gone!

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