Meat Loaf Cake for Two

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For the meatloaf:
1 Carrots shredded
3 tbsp Oats quick-cooking
2 tbsp Milk fat-free
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 clove Garlic minced
¼ tsp Salt
⅛ tsp Ground pepper
½ lb Ground Beef 90% lean
For the topping:
2 Potatoes medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 tbsp Milk fat-free
⅛ tsp Salt
⅛ tsp Ground pepper
2 tbsp Cream Cheese reduced-fat, divided
1 tsp Pesto
¼ cup Panko bread crumbs toasted

Nutritional information

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Meat Loaf Cake for Two


Meat Loaf Cake for Two is a hilarious April Fool’s Day dinner. It is a meat loaf with potato “frosting” which resembles a carrot cake! I literally cannot get enough of these April Fools Day recipes. I love to bring an element of fun to my cooking and this is one of the best times of year for having fun in the kitchen!

For this meat loaf “cake”, you simply need to make two meat patties by combining beef with carrot, oats, milk, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. To make the “frosting” puree potatoes and use this to sandwich the cooked patties together. Coat the outside of the “cake” with potato. Pipe tinted cream cheese with pesto on top and coat the sides with toasted breadcrumbs. Enjoy!

To make Meat Loaf Cake for Two, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Meat Loaf Cake for Two

Steps to make Meat Loaf Cake for Two


Make meat patties


Place 1 small shredded carrot, 3 tablespoons of oats, 2 tablespoons of milk, 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, 1 minced garlic clove and a ¼ teaspoon each of salt and pepper in a small bowl. Break up ½ a pound of ground beef into the bowl and mix well. Shape the mixture into two 1 inch thick patties.




Place the burgers under a broiler or on a grill and cook for 6-8 minutes on each side until the juices run clear (a thermometer inserted should read 160°F).


Cook potatoes


Place 2 medium potatoes in a small saucepan, covered with water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cover the saucepan and continue to cook for 10-15 minutes until tender. Drain well.


Make potato puree


Press the cooked potato through a potato ricer into a small bowl. Pour in 3 tablespoons of milk and season with ⅛ teaspoon each of salt and pepper.


Assemble the “cake”


Place one of the grilled patties on a serving plate. Spread ¾ of a cup of the potato puree over the top. Place the second pattie on top and spread the remaining potato puree over the top and sides of the “cake”.




Toss 2 tablespoons of cream cheese and 1 teaspoon of pesto in a small bowl. Spoon the creme into a piping bag and decorate the top of your “cake” with swirls.


Add breadcrumbs


Press the toasted bread crumbs onto the sides of the cake.



Serve and enjoy the surprise when someone cuts into this “cake”!

This Meat Loaf Cake for Two is a great way to fool your friends and family this year! Make sure you tag #CookMeRecipes in any of your April Fool’s Day posts this year!

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Recipe Reviews

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Total Reviews: 16
Kourtney Knox

Didnt' use it as a prank this time around I just liked the aesthethic and it was tasty too.

Lindsey Lincks

AWESOME!! Love love loveee this, had it with red wine on the side not for a prank but was very appreciated by my love.

Shaylee Chuon

My hubby dipped his finger in this while it was set on the table because he actually thought it was cake, very funny.

Vivianna Policicchio

Brought it into work and all my co-workers were already fooled and drooling over what they thought to be "dessert" and instead they were in for a savoury surprise!

Emelia Cleghorn

Decided to use ground chicken meat instead and this little meatloaf cake turned out beautifully <3

Evalyn Ferge

Honestly the best Idea I've ever seen for a prank cake and it's so easy to make plus it takes up less time than any other ordinary cake since I don't have to actually bake it, haha.

Tianna Denhoed

Just as cool as the big meatloaf cake for April fool's! Shame no one in my country celebrates it but I made it anyway because it's too cool to passby.

Rivka Kollar

Managed to perfect this on the first try and it was sooo good, very happy with how this turned out and will be using a lot more recipes from this site.

Maryjane Jedziniak

Had a lot of fun making this and will totally be crafting this artsy little meatloaf cake again.

Janessa Lysher

Family is obsessed with this after the first time I made it, sadly they knew right away that it wasn't cake because one of my cousins sniffed it and could tell it was meat.

Carolyn Stepanyan

Wanted to prank a friend with this recipe and as the topping I put wasabi, was totally worth it from the look on their face after, LOL! We still ate the whole thing though.

Yamileth Serwe

Mine was greasey and the grease was coming from the bottom so it had a pool around it. Edible and good nonetheless.

Mylah Bornheim

Fell apart almost instantly once I moved the plate just a little. Delicious though but difficult to make.

Sunny Weigman

Easy to make and easy simple steps are the reason, can not thank you enough for this idea.

Maryam Tennesen

Couldn't buy panko bread crumbs so i used normal bread crumbs instead, was very great and filling, thanks so much, bookmarked and 5 stars.


Amazing! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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