Thursday, January 4, 2007

Hank's Birthday MeatCake

Experiment: 070104

Human evolution is directly related to the consumption of meat. When we started eating flesh, we started getting clever. - Ted Nugent

Yes, you read that correctly. This is a four layer meat loaf cake that has been frosted with mashed potatoes and decorated with white cheddar cheese. I made up a double batch of Diabetic Gourmet Magazine's excellent Just Plain Meat Loaf recipe which I then baked in four cake pans. For the mashed potatoes I used instant flakes but altered the box's prep instructions by replacing the water with chicken stock and the margarine with real butter. The potatoes took a long time to whip to the right texture, but ended up being the easiest to use "frosting" I have ever worked with. For the decorations I used a can of Cheez-It White Cheddar Pasteurized Cheese Snack, but I don't think I will use it again because after sitting in the fridge over-night it turned an odd shade of off-white.
(Transferred from the original website on Mon 9/15/2008.)

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