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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat two 9-by-2-inch round cake pans with cooking spray; set aside. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and celery; cook until softened, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; let cool.

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  • Add beef, carrot, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, eggs, oats, ground mustard, salt, and pepper to bowl with vegetable mixture; mix thoroughly with your hands.

  • Gently press into prepared pans. Bake until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees, about 25 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes; carefully remove with a spatula, and transfer to a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet. Tent with foil.

  • Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a small pan. Add reserved carrot peels; cook until tender, about 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain.

  • Place 1 meat loaf on platter; spread 1 cup warm mashed potatoes over top. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons peas. Top with remaining meat loaf. Frost top and sides with 3 cups mashed potatoes. Fill piping bag fitted with a 1/2-inch star tip (such as Ateco No. 825) with remaining mashed potatoes. Pipe borders around cake. Using tip of a 1/4-inch plain round tip (such as Ateco No. 10), punch out circles from carrot peels. Decorate cake with carrot circles and remaining peas. Serve immediately.

Reviews (7)

5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2019
Get over yourselves, people! Where in this recipe does it say to feed it to your precious pooch??? Yeesh! This was a great, fun and very well-received recipe. It was perfect for my husband's birthday. Thinking now of making it for my brother.
Rating: 1 stars
11/09/2018
If you want to go to jail for animal abuse for murdering your pet by all means make Fido this cake. Tomatoes will poison your dog. Onions will poison him too. Perfectly fine for humans but NEVER PETS!!
Rating: 1 stars
11/29/2017
Are you serious with the onions in this cake? Are you trying to make a dog's death day the same as its birthday??? DO NOT USE THIS RECIPE unless you want to poison your dogs. Oh. My. GOD!
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Rating: Unrated
07/26/2013
OMG!!! plumbing new absolute depths, I'll lend you a shovel and you can start digging!! bleurghhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Rating: 2 stars
08/04/2012
birthday matloaf cake
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Rating: Unrated
03/02/2008
This is the same recipe for "Kooky Cake" except the amounts are doubled. However the serving number is still the same. This recipe would make two cakes and serve about 20 to 24. Plus the Kooky Cake recipe has a link for great mashed potatoes!