Your little soccer star will LOVE this Soccer Birthday Cake — and you’ll love how easy it is to make!
Easy Soccer Birthday Cake
The last time I visited a bakery I was shocked by the price tag on birthday cakes. Even seemingly simple sheet cakes with character decorations on top were selling for around $100. Whoa!
The design for this simple soccer field cake comes courtesy of Jennifer at Sugar Spice and Glitter. She helped me put together an entire Kids Soccer Birthday Party for under $50. (That’s half the price of some of those “fancy” birthday cakes I saw…for an entire party!) Be sure to check out Jennifer’s collection of 10 cakes kids can make for more inspiration.
Note: For your convenience in re-creating this soccer cake recipe, we’ve included shop-able ad links to products we used.
The best part about this easy soccer birthday cake is that you don’t need any special supplies to make it aside from a large cake pan! Feel free to use a ziplock bag as your piping bag if needed and a butter knife instead of the offset spatula. (Though we do love our offset spatula because it makes frosting party desserts a breeze!)
How to Make a Soccer Field Cake
A free printable copy of this recipe is available at the bottom of the post.
Keep reading for photo step-by-step instructions and cooking tips or click here to jump to printable recipe.
We’ve included directions for homemade cake and buttercream icing, but feel free to save time by using a box cake and pre-made icing.
A plastic piping bag makes drawing the lines on the soccer field a breeze. We snip the end of the piping bag so it is about as wide as a pencil.
However, you can also use a regular ziplock bag for this step in a pinch – simply snip the corner to pipe your icing.
You could also use these cute soccer birthday candles available on Amazon!
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Your little soccer star will LOVE this Soccer Birthday Cake — and you'll love how easy it is to make! Skip the pricey bakery cakes for this tasty homemade cake that looks just like a soccer field!
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup butter
- 3-4 cups icing sugar or powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2-4 Tablespoons heavy cream or milk
- 4 drops green food coloring
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease and flour one 13" long cake pan. Set aside.
Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes.
Stir in boiling water.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool completely before frosting.
Beat the butter and sugar together until smooth, then add in the vanilla and 2 Tablespoons of cream.
Adjust the consistency with more sugar for a stiffer frosting, or more cream for a softer frosting.
Remove 1/2 cup of the white frosting to a piping bag and then add the food coloring to the remaining frosting.
Frost the cake with the green frosting using an offset spatula.
Snip the tip off of the piping bag and (looking at an example of a soccer field) pipe lines to represent the chalk markings on a soccer field.
Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.
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