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I’m raising a houseful of boys (and one daughter) so sports have become a major part of my life. Not only do my kids play hundreds of games a year, we have to come home and watch more games on TV. I can admit that I sometimes like to escape to my room and watch my reality TV, but the game of football has definitely grown on me. A game that once seemed too confusing to learn, is now something I can watch (and enjoy) with my family.
Every year for the Big Game I make a variety of appetizers and every year my kids ask me if I’m going to do it again. It has become a fun, family celebration no matter who is playing.
For the Big Game this year I am going to make this fun OREO pull-apart touchdown cake. It may look fancy, but I am not a baker! Anyone can make it and you can even get your kids involved too.
I had helpers along the way, but everyone was most interested in the taste testing, so they will be excited when I make it again.
Head on over to your local Hy-Vee to purchase everything you need to make this yummy cake! While you are there, check out the Hot Deals on Nabisco Snack Crackers and RITZ Crackers if you are planning to make other yummy appetizers.
Find additional Big Game recipes here: https://www.pinterest.com/nabisco/big-game-recipes/
OREO Pull-Apart Touchdown Cake Tips and Notes
- These cupcakes are served upside-down so the cookies are on top. If the cupcake tops are rounded, trim off the tops before using to prepare recipe as directed.
- You can make your goal posts the day ahead to make sure they are fully dry.
- Note If you don’t have pastry bags, you can instead use resealable plastic bags to pipe the frostings onto the cupcakes as directed. You will need a large bag for the green frosting and a small bag for the white frosting. Fill bags with frostings as directed, then cut one small corner off bottom of each bag before using to pipe frosting onto the cupcakes.
- If you would like to use a pastry bag with specific tip to make the grass effect, I used tip 233.
- Tip You might have a small amount of cake batter left after making the 24 cupcakes. If so, just spoon the remaining batter into a few additional paper-lined muffin cups and bake as directed for cupcakes. Reserve for another use.
- Fun Idea Use 11 of EACH of 2 different colors of the SOUR PATCH KIDS Candies for the 2 different football teams.
- 25 OREO Cookies, divided
- 1 pkg. (2-layer size) devil's food cake mix – I used the Hy-Vee brand
- 8 pretzel sticks (4 inch)
- 2 oz. white baking chocolate, melted
- 1 tsp. EACH yellow and red nonpareils
- 2 containers (16 oz. each) ready-to-spread white frosting, divided – I used the Hy-Vee brand
- ¼ tsp. green food coloring (about 24 drops)
- ¼ cup green sprinkles
- 22 SOUR PATCH KIDS Soft & Chewy Candies
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- Reserve 1 cookie for later use. Place remaining cookies in 24 paper-lined muffin cups. Prepare cake batter as directed on package; spoon over cookies in muffin pans. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool in pans 5 min.; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.
- Meanwhile, use pretzels to make 2 goalposts on sheet of waxed paper. Drizzle with melted chocolate, then sprinkle with nonpareils. Let stand until chocolate is firm.
- Remove and discard paper liners from cupcakes. Arrange cupcakes, with cookie sides up and sides touching, in rectangular shape on platter.
- Spoon ¼ cup frosting into pastry bag fitted with small round tip; reserve for later use. Spoon remaining frosting into medium bowl; stir in food coloring. Spoon into separate pastry bag fitted with star tip.
- Pipe green frosting onto cupcakes to resemble grass on a football field as shown in photo; top with green sprinkles. Use some of the white frosting to decorate top of reserved cookie to resemble a football. Use remaining white frosting to add the lines and 50-yard marking on the football field.
- Insert goal posts into top of cake, then decorate top of cake with football cookie and SOUR PATCH KIDS Candies just before serving.