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April Fool's Cake
This Saturday, your kids will be thrilled to hear that you're serving a 
gorgeous layer cake for dinner. But the joke's on them when they realize it's a 
meat loaf "cake" with mashed potato "frosting"! Don't miss our April Fools 
feature for more foolish food fun! 

For the Meat Loaf 
2 pounds lean ground beef 
3 large eggs 
1 cup bread crumbs 
2/3 cup sliced green onions 
1/2 cup milk 
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley 
3 large garlic cloves, minced 
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 
1 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon black pepper 

For the Decoration 
1 jar (12 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained and patted dry 
3 1/2 cups hot mashed potatoes 
8 cherry tomatoes, stems removed 

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Baking Time: 20-25 minutes
Serves 8
Preparing the Meat Loaf 
1. Preheat oven to 375F. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, eggs, bread 
crumbs, green onions, milk, parsley, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt and 
pepper just until blended. 

2. Divide mixture between two 8-inch round cake pans, patting to cover pans 
evenly and make level. 

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. 

Decorating the Meat Loaf 
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. 

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. 

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. 

Per serving: 354 Cal.; 26g Protein; 13g Fat; 34g Carb.; 845mg Sodium; 117mg 
Chol.; 1g Fiber 

Village Tip
Let the meat loaves stand for 10 to 15 minutes after baking to allow them to 
set; this will make them easier to remove from the pan. 


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