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    April Fools' Day Meatloaf "cake"

    April Fools' Day Meatloaf "cake". Photo by Kim Bennett

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs

    40 mins

    20 mins

    LB in Middle Georgia's Note:

    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

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 8

    Yield:

    slices

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preparing the Meat Loaf.
    2. 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. 3
      2. Divide mixture between two 8-inch round cake pans, patting to cover pans evenly and make level.
    4. 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. 5
      Decorating the Meat Loaf.
    6. 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. 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. 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.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 01, 2012

      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.

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    • on April 02, 2014

      55

      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!

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    • on April 01, 2012

      55

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

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    Nutritional Facts for April Fools' Day Meatloaf "cake"

    Serving Size: 1 (330 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 385.9
     
    Calories from Fat 136
    35%
    Total Fat 15.1 g
    23%
    Saturated Fat 6.0 g
    30%
    Cholesterol 147.4 mg
    49%
    Sodium 1404.2 mg
    58%
    Total Carbohydrate 31.1 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    12%
    Sugars 3.4 g
    13%
    Protein 29.9 g
    59%

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