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Dense Chocolate Cake

Dense Chocolate Cake

Dense Chocolate Cake is the perfect center piece for a football themed party.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Dense Chocolate Cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 597kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


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:


For the Field Layer:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Add heavy cream, eggs, and vanilla extract, mix well.
  • 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.
  • Remove cake from over and let it cool completely before frosting.

Mint Buttercream:

  • 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.
  • Save a few tablespoons of white buttercream to decorate the football ball.
  • To the rest add green gel food coloring and mix until combined.


  • Frost the field cake with green mint buttercream. Place the football ball cake on top and decorate with white buttercream.
  • Serve.


Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 1540IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2.9mg