Cake for Dinner on April Fool’s Day!

Dessert for dinner?

My family loves when I mess with their meals on April Fool’s Day.  One year I served cake for dinner and we all had a blast!  The cake, it turns out, was made of meatloaf, filled with a layer of cheese, and finished with a mashed potato frosting that had a beautifully dyed lavender border!

Here’s how I did it!

Start with your regular meatloaf recipe, but bake it in three 9″ cake pans.

When baked, melt some cheese on top of two of the layers.

Stack the layers.  {Ewwww! It’s not very pretty yet!}

Mash up some potatoes ’til they are super creamy!

Set some “frosting mashed potatoes” aside and dye them the color of your choice.  Frost the cakes & pipe the colored frosting decoratively around the cake.  I saved some plastic flowers from a birthday cake to use as garnish.

Serve on a lovely cake plate and tell everyone that as a special occasion you are having dessert for dinner!


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About Michele

Michele, wife of 18 years to Robert (affectionately known as The Excellent Husband), and mother of three wonderful children, desires to encourage women to recognize their worth that is far above rubies. She serves her Savior, homeschools, gardens, spends time outdoors, cooks and bakes from scratch, knits, sews, and enjoys anything related to family. And now she carries around a little book in her pocket where she scratches notes on what to blog about.

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