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Birthday Meatloaf Cake

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Recipe photo courtesy of Krause, Johansen

Serve up this kooky cake for a kids' birthday lunch. A slice reveals meatloaf layers beneath mashed-potato "icing" decorated with peas and carrots.

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Spring 2006
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The cakes can be prepared up to 1 day ahead: Reheat at 325 degrees; for 15 to 20 minutes, then make the frosting. Assemble just before serving.

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  • MS112611425
    2 MAR, 2008
    A fun dish! I made it today for a friend's birthday. Had salad as a first course and when I brought in the "cake" as the second, everyone looked puzzled. Next time I would: 2x the oatmeal and use quick-cooking; ketchup instead of tomato sauce; 2 tsp. of majoram; double the grated carrot. The loaves were very firm, but that made it easy to work with. I ended up coarsly grating and blanching a carrot for the decoration; easy to sprinkle on top. I also used chopped chives to decorate.
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