Step-by-step how to make a big football brownie using a round cake pan. It’s easy. Bake your favorite brownie recipe or mix, make a couple simple cuts and add icing laces. Set, hut!
I like quick and easy Super Bowl food ideas. Brownies definitely fit the bill, especially because my favorite brownies come from a mix. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Sidenote: I think Ghirardelli’s Brownie Mixes are the best, and no, this blog post is not sponsored by them or anyone else. I simply want to show you just how easy it is to make a big football brownie for your Game Day dessert table.
You don’t need a special baking pan. A round cake pan will do the trick. I used a 9-inch round cake pan to bake one pouch of Ghirardelli’s brownie mix.
One thing I highly recommend doing is to line the cake pan with aluminum foil, then spray the aluminum foil with nonstick spray, and THEN pour the prepared brownie mix into the pan to bake. I do this so that I can lift the entire circle brownie out of the pan without worries it will break or stick to the pan.
Bake your brownie in the cake pan according to recipe/package directions. It took my brownie about 35 minutes to bake completely. Once the brownie is done, carefully lift it out of the cake pan (by pulling up on the aluminum foil) and allow it to cool completely.
Once the brownie is cool, you are ready to cut it. It should easily come away from the foil. Here is where to use a sharp knife to make the two cuts in the round brownie:
See the strip of brownies left in the middle? That is not going to be part of the big football brownie. Don’t worry, though, I have plans for it. So just set it aside for the time being.
Take the top and bottom part of the brownie and put it together on the plate you plan to serve it on. Voila! You have made a football shaped brownie.
Now you are ready to add the white icing laces to the football. This football brownie is going to look so cute when you serve it, and it’s going to taste delicious!
Remember that leftover middle strip of brownies? Here is where you can make them cute, too. I simply cut them into rectangle shapes and piped white icing laces on top of them, too. I served them all together on a large serving platter, along with chocolate dipped strawberries with white icing laces.
So, to sum it all up, to make a big Football Brownie like this one, you will need:
- Brownie Mix (mixed and baked according to package directions)
- 9-inch Round Cake Pan
- White Cake Icing and Decorator’s Tips
- Aluminum Foil
- Nonstick Cooking Spray
- Sharp Knife
What are your go-to game day desserts? If you want to see another delicious football game day snack, be sure to check out my delicious Peanut Butter and Snickers Dip recipe. It’s shaped like a football, and tastes great served with apple slices.