Domesticity Nouveau

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Meat Cake!

Yep, you read that correctly.... Meat Cake!!!

Several months ago our home made some diet adjustments and sugar went out the window... the window... the second story window...  with a heave and throw, a mighty throw, we threw it out the window (be happy you can't hear me sing that to you!)

So what do you do when a birthday rolls around and all the celebratory foods are made with sugar?  You adapt, at least that is what we did.

This birthday cake is a tasty layered meatloaf.  Frosted with puree of roasted cauliflower and roasted carrots, accented with shredded white cheddar and heart shaped egg slices.  You know you want some.

Making the meat cake is more about assembly than a recipe.  Simply make your favorite meatloaf recipe and bake it in round cake pans.  Make up a batch of pureed cauliflower, or mashed potatoes, or any other whipped veggie to frost your cake with.  When the meatloaf is done cooking, assemble just as you would any traditional layer cake.  Level off your layers so they stack nicely.  Spread a thin layer of "frosting" as a crumb coat and then go crazy decorating!  

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