Sunday, November 20, 2011

It's Rivalry Week! Kick It Off with Some Cake

Thanksgiving Week is also known as Rivalry Week around college football land.  Teams and fans everywhere are getting ready for turkey and trimmings and one of their biggest games of the year.  Because one always knows that no matter how good or bad a season each team has had, it's always a clean slate and anyone can win in a Rivalry matchup.  


As you are preparing your Thanksgiving feast treats, keep in mind preparing some for Saturday's Rivalry games as well.  Plain Chicken never ceases to impress with her Gameday Style.  Here is her post from Friday...a Rivalry cake for the Alabama vs. Auburn Iron Bowl, played this year at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama :


can you even believe how cute this is?

Iron Bowl Zebra Cake
(Printable Recipe)

1 box white cake mix, plus ingredients to make cake
gel food coloring (found in cake decorating section of Michael’s, Wal-Mart or Hobby Lobby)

Prepare cake mix according to directions on box. Divide batter into two equal portions. Tint each portion of batter desired color. (If you want to make a “house-divided” cake, divide the cake into 4 equal portions)

Grease and flour 2 8-inch or 2 9-inch cake pans. Using a medium cookie scoop or spoon, drop approximately 1 tablespoon of one color of batter in the middle of each cake pan. Top the batter with 1 tablespoon of the alternate color of batter. Repeat this process until all batter is used. (you do not have to wait for the batter to spread before adding the alternate color)

Bake according to package directions. Allow cake to cool and frost with buttercream frosting (recipe follows).


Run over to Plain Chicken for the Buttercream Frosting to decorate this confection with.  Here's the link:
http://www.plainchicken.com/2011/11/iron-bowl-zebra-cake-football-friday.html

You can adapt this cake to any  team colors.  This is perfect...especially for those (ahem!) "divided" families.  Get to baking!

Thanks, again, Plain Chicken for sharing all of your Gameday Style!