April Fools' Day Colorful Meatloaf 'cupcakes'

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

The first surprise here: there's not a grain of sugar in these cupcakes. The second surprise: your kids will love them anyway. TIP: I just make mashed potatoes using the instant mashed potato flakes. It is smooth, and the food coloring mixes well with it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375*. Line 12 muffin tin cups with foil bake cups.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all of the meat loaf ingredients until well combined. Divide the mixture evenly among the lined cups (the liners should be about three quarters full).
  3. Place the filled muffin tins on cookie sheets and bake the 'cupcakes' for about 15 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Divide the mashed potatoes among three small bowls and stir a few drops of food coloring into each batch to create blue, yellow, and pink 'frostings.' Spread a generous dollop on each 'cupcake.'.
Most Helpful

I made these last year for April Fools day, using my usual meatloaf recipe as the base. I told the kids we were having a backwards meal for April Fools day - dessert first. They believed it until they dug in - and thought it was a hoot! Gobbled them up anyway!

KTgirl March 31, 2011

This a a great recipe from FamilyFun.com. When I made these years back and put them on then table my kids thought they were having cake for dinner. Poor kids were disgusted when they realised what it was. LOL!

djmastermum February 20, 2008