My daughter wanted to make her friend a "basketball" birthday cake last Saturday. It just so happened that a good friend of mine was also having a birthday. We made a double batch of our favorite boxed cake batter, and a big bowl of cream cheese frosting and came up with these two cakes for our two good friends!
This is just a simple chocolate cake baked in a 9" round pan. We frosted the top with white cream cheese frosting, drizzled red and blue dyed frosting around the edges, and finished it off with some red and blue sprinkles on top.