Dense Chocolate Cake

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Dense Chocolate Cake is the perfect center piece for a football themed party.

I love making fun and delicious cakes like my other popular once Cinnamon Coffee Cake and Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Dense Chocolate Cake

Dense Chocolate Cake

Today, I will be sharing with you the details of a delicious Dense Chocolate Cake. It was crafted specifically for a Big Game Party. I will also tell you how I get ready to host my parties.

So lets dive into all this fun and delicious football thing, as it can be pretty amazing! Now, when I plan a party I go thru a few key questions that are first on my list:

  • What is my budget?
  • How many people are coming?
  • Do those people have any allergies?
  • Any specific diets: vegetarian or vegan?

Based on these key answers I start crafting my menu. Also, trying to make sure that I have food that everyone will enjoy. In addition, need to make sure I have enough left to spend on decorations to make my party festive.

Big Game Decorations Idea

In terms of themed Big Game decorations, I try to invest in a few center pieces and smaller pieces:

  • Football Lanterns – you can either put them on the table, thru the house, or hanging from the ceiling
  • Football Whirls – they are very easy to attach to the ceiling and they add a pop of color, looking nice and shiny
  • Big Game toothpicks – they are colorful and can be used on cakes and appetizers
  • Big Game table runner – this one is a must in my opinion. A football field table runner will add a nice touch to your party and can be also used for fun games, or another idea is to set up different foods based on the yard marks 🙂

Dense chocolate cake

The Dense Chocolate Cake is basically a chocolate brownie football field that was stuffed with mini snickers. Then, covered in green mint buttercream, and on top of it lays a chocolate football ball made with pepsi.

dense chocolate cake

This cake is chocolaty and refreshing and your guests will love it!

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Dense Chocolate Cake
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 16 servings
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients

For the Field Layer

  • 4  large eggs 
  • 2 cups  sugar 
  • 8 ounces  melted butter   (+ 2 tablespoons for greasing the pan)
  • 1 cups  cocoa  (sifted)
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract 
  • 1 1/2 cups  flour 
  • 1 cup  full fat yogurt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  kosher salt 
  • 28 mini  snickers 

Pepsi Football Cake

  • 2  large eggs 
  • 2 cups  sugar 
  • 2 cups  flour 
  • 8 ounces  butter   (+ 2 tablespoons for greasing the pan)
  • 1/2 cup  cocoa  (sifted)
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup  epsi   (or coke)
  • 1/2 cup  heavy whipping cream 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  kosher salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  baking powder 

Mint Buttercream:

  • 8 ounces  butter  (softened)
  • 7 cups  confectioners sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon  mint extract 
  • 6 tablespoons  milk 
  •  Green gel food coloring 

Instructions

For the Field Layer:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Place a baking sheet (parchment paper) in an 8-inch pan so it covers the bottom and 2 sides (to facilitate the cake removal). Butter the pan and set aside.
  3. In a mixer fitted with the wire attachment, beat the eggs at medium speed until fluffy and light yellow, add the sugar and beat until combined. Add remaining ingredients (except mini snickers), and mix to combine.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan, press the snickers mini well into the cake and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool down.

Pepsi Football Cake

  1. Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl, set aside. In a medium sauce pan, heat the butter, cocoa, and 1 cup of Pepsi to boiling and pour over the flour mixture. Mix until combined.
  2. Add heavy cream, eggs, and vanilla extract, mix well.
  3. Pour batter into prepared football shaped pan and bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  4. Remove cake from over and let it cool completely before frosting.

Mint Buttercream:

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy. Beat in the confectioners sugar, mint extract and milk to achieve the desired consistency.
  2. Save a few tablespoons of white buttercream to decorate the football ball.
  3. To the rest add green gel food coloring and mix until combined.

Assemble:

  1. Frost the field cake with green mint buttercream. Place the football ball cake on top and decorate with white buttercream.
  2. Serve.
Calories: 597 Carbohydrates: 87 Protein: 5 Fat: 21 Saturated Fat: 8 Cholesterol: 56 Sodium: 317 Potassium: 129 Fiber: 4 Sugar: 45 Vitamin A: 1540 Vitamin C: 0.2 Calcium: 99 Iron: 2.9
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alina

so beautiful, looks like a lot of work for this one :)

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Thanks Alina :)

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Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

What a party and what a cake! wow! I would love to make this cake for our Super Bowl party!

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Jeanette

My hubby is a chocoholic this would be a perfect dessert for Game day! I can't wait to make this for him.

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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

That cake looks so yummy! There's nothing like a nice, moist cake. It's perfect for any situation.

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Yes, cake is always on my list for a perfect party!

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lisa

I love the Superbowl. I always want to have a party, but with it being a Sunday I settle for family party. I would love to make this cake though. We love chocolate.

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Lisa, I am sure your family will love the cake :) and the salsa too!

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Kelli @ 3 Boys and a Dog

I love the chocolate football cake! A lot of recipes have floated through social media, in preparation of the BIG game! This one by far has me hooked! Thank you for sharing!

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Thank you Kelli!

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Alison

oh my gosh that cake looks delicious!! Well the whole spread is pretty awesome but that cake tho....

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Thanks Alison!

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Your party treats look amazing! I would never think to turn a chocolate cake into a football.

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Thank you!

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Megan Elford

I never would have thought of putting Snickers in a cake, but I bet it tastes SO good! Totally creative and unexpected -- I love it!

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Oh yes, you can't go wrong with that combo!

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Miles L.

That is a great chocolate cake for the game day! This makes me more excited for the Super Bowl! :)

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Thank you Miles!

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Erica Brooks

That cake looks fantastic. I don't even watch the Superbowl but I'd like that snack station. LOL

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Thats the beauty of it, you can just eat it while everyone else is watching the game :)

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alexandria

Just asked my friend if she wanted to have a Super Bowl party with me. I want to make fun stuff like this! I can't wait for the big game. Panthers have it.

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I am sure your party will be so much fun :) enjoy it!

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Jessica Simms

Can I come to your house for the Superbowl? You have everything you need to have a fun party!

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Jessica, you are officially invited!

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Ciao Florentina

That is a pretty awesome cake ! I love everything you did here, so creative and fun !

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Thank you Florentina!

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Valerie

Not only does that look cute, but it sounds delicious! It would be perfect for the big game party!

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Nicole

That cake looks amazingly delicious !! I am so not a baker at all, I had such a craving for sweets yesterday and we went out to our local bakery and picked up sweets!

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Nicole, this cake is so easy to make, you can definitely give it a try.

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Ron Leyba

What a way to spend the time for the upcoming big game day. Love the recipe and that chocolate cake, oh wow!

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Thanks Ron!

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victoria

I am a huge fan of chocolate cake! i really want to try this right now..

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Bonnie @wemake7

What an awesome giveaway! I love this set up as well. So awesome, would love to be at your house during the game. =)

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Melissa

That cake looks so good. I wouldn't want to cut into it and mess it up! Same goes for the snackstadium.

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OurFamilyWorld

The cake looks amazing! What a fun game day party. I will bookmark your recipe for later.

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Ann Bacciaglia

That cake looks so delicious. These are great game day snack ideas.

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Chubskulit Rose

I have been seeing a lot of game day treat ideas . I can totally see myself difgging in to that cake.

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Crystal Lopez

Awesome game day food ideas! I love the cake and think it is perfect for the upcoming game day watching!

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Kathy

These are great food ideas! I love the football cake. That is really awesome! I may need to make one of those for the big Superbowl game!

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Rebecca Swenor

These are amazing recipes and decorations for a game day party indeed. I love how this cake looks and sounds along with the mango jalapeno salsa. Yummy!!! Thanks for sharing these ideas.

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Thank you Rebecca, both the cake and all the other snacks were amazing!

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Chrystal | Nevermore Lane

Isn't that chunky salsa heavenly? I just love it and buy it all the time. When it comes to any sort of party, you just cant go wrong with chocolate yummies.

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Yes, I love that chunky salsa!

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Jesica H

Oh my that cake looks so delicious my mouth is watering!!! If only we could reach through the screen and steal a piece! What a fun set up for a football party!

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Julie (xfallenmoon)

That's a CAKE?!?!? WOW!!!! That's brilliant. I love how you turned it into a themed shape. I've tried doing a theme cake before, not a football though, but it didn't quite turn out how I had planned.

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Thanks Julie, this cake is incredibly easy to make!

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Emma Spellman

This is the cutest super bowl party I have ever seen. I have never thrown and Super Bowl party, but this makes me want to.

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Digna

Now that's an amazing cake! Looks like you are all ready for the game!

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Samantha K

I love how the cake turned out! It is perfect for game day!! (client)

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Thank you Samantha!

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HilLesha

That is certainly perfect for a Game Day party. That chocolate looks and sounds delicious in every sense of the word!

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Marielle Altenor

That cake looks so moist! I can see myself staying in the kitchen stuffing my face while everyone is watching the game lol

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lol thats one when to enjoy it :)

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nicole @ I am a Honey Bee

I don't care who is in the super bowl this year, I only care about the food! This cake looks for

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*** perfect for Super Bowl Snacking!

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