April Fools' Day Meatloaf "cake"

Total Time
1hr
Prep 40 mins
Cook 20 mins

I got this recipe form Cokingvilage.com they used plain white mashed potatoes; I thought that it needed to be pink. The family had a hard time because there brain was saying cake but the mouth was saying meatloaf and mashed potatoes. This was a lot of fun for April fool’s Day

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preparing the Meat Loaf.
  2. 1. Preheat oven to 375°F In a large bowl, combine ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs, green onions, milk, parsley, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper just until blended.
  3. 2. Divide mixture between two 8-inch round cake pans, patting to cover pans evenly and make level.
  4. 3. Bake meat loaves until juices run clear when meat is pierced with a fork, or meat loaves register 170F on a meat thermometer, 20–25 minutes. Remove pans from the oven; cover loosely with foil and let stand for 10 minutes.
  5. Decorating the Meat Loaf.
  6. 1. Pour off juices from pans. Invert 1 meat loaf onto a flat serving plate. Using a small sharp knife, trim red peppers so that they lie flat. Cover top of meat loaf with a single layer of roasted red peppers.
  7. 2. Invert second meat loaf onto red pepper layer. Using a spatula, spread 2 1/2 cups mashed potatoes over top and sides of meat loaf. Spoon remaining potatoes into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe swirls around top edges of cake. Pipe stars around bottom of cake.
  8. 3. Place cherry tomatoes, stem-ends down, in a ring around top of meat loaf "cake" to resemble cherries. Cut meat loaf into wedges; serve immediately.

Reviews

(3)
Most Helpful

Totally got the kids with this one! Even sitting at the table up close they couldn't tell and when we cut it they thought it was a spice/carrot cake. Everyone thought it was great, except my 7 year old...she's still not speaking to me.

Kim Bennett April 01, 2012

Firstly this meatloaf is very tasty! My 8 year old nephew was tricked by this cake! He gave up sweets for Lent and was quite mad at me when I told him that I accidentally made cake for dinner. We all had a good laugh after saying "April Fool's"; he even cleaned his plate! I reduced the garlic to 1/2 a clove, the onions to 1/4 cup grated, and a couple dashes of Worchestershire sauce because of dietary restrictions, and the taste was still excellent. I also subbed 4 slices of crustless white bread soaked in the milk for the breadcrumbs. I will use this recipe for regular meatloaf, too. Thanks!

Kiko April 02, 2014

Too much fun!! Totally fooled my family and it's good meatloaf, too!!

Battered Chef April 01, 2012

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a