How to make it

  • Prepare your favorite meatloaf recipe as you normally would, but, before baking, divide the mixture into the two round cake pans and pat it flat
  • Bake as usual, but shorten the cooking time (these thinner meatloaves won't take nearly as long to cook).
  • While the meatloaf is in the oven, make a batch of mashed potatoes, adding a little extra milk to them and whipping them with an electric beater until they are fluffy and spreadable
  • When the meatloaves are done, invert one of them onto a round plate
  • Cover the meat with a thick, even layer of mashed potatoes.
  • Place the other meatloaf on top of the potato layer, and finish frosting the "cake" with the remaining potatoes
  • Garnish with halved cherry tomatoes to look like cherries
  • Just before serving, decorate the top of your cake with ketchup. Write a personalized message, or just a simple "Happy April Fool's Day!"
  • Enjoy!!

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  • Good4U 6 months ago
    Review in IMI by Cmnjersey
    April Fools Meatloaf Cake
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  • missdrea 5 years ago
    cant wait to try this
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  • lilliancooks 5 years ago
    Oh...I will definitely be trying this one!
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Sounds very interesting! I bet makes a great presentation, too!
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    " It was excellent "
    cmnjersey ate it and said...
    I made this tonight for my kids for april fools day! I added spinach to the mashed potatoes in the middle. made it in a bundt pan and drizzled beef gravy over the top of the "cake". When the site allows me too i will upload a picture. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    capedread ate it and said...
    ha ha ha will have to keep this one, great post

    my hubby's going to love this baby!

    might have to make a christmas cake l;ol
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  • debwin 6 years ago
    I love it...I'm thinking I may try this for my husbands birthday.
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    " It was excellent "
    tippystclair ate it and said...
    With you all the way, grizzlybear!I've added this to the Food Jokes group! And a 5 to you, Momto4!
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    " It was excellent "
    grizzlybear ate it and said...
    hahahahahahaha...........how neet is this.......nice post
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  • frankieanne 6 years ago
    What a great idea! Would be good for a birthday "cake" for a meat loaf lover, too! Thanks!
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