Birthday Meatloaf “Cake” Recipe

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Kiara Hubert Modified: March 23, 2022
Birthday Meatloaf “Cake” Recipe

How To Make Birthday Meatloaf “Cake”

Surprise a loved on their birthday with this cake that is actually a meatloaf. Decorate it with smooth mashed potatoes for that iced look.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 2tbspunsalted butter
  • 2mediumonions
  • 4clovegarlic
  • 2stalkcelery
  • 5lbsground beef
  • 2smallcarrots
  • ½cuptomato sauce
  • 2tbspWorcestershire sauce
  • 2largeeggs
  • 1cupoats,old-fashioned rolled
  • 2tbspground mustard
  • 1tbspcoarse salt
  • ½tspfreshly ground pepper
  • ½cupgreen peas,cooked
  • vegetable oil cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 9×2-inch round cake pans with cooking spray; set aside. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat.

  2. Add onion, garlic, and celery; cook until softened. Transfer to a large bowl; let cool. Add beef, carrot, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, eggs, oats, ground mustard, salt, and pepper to bowl with vegetable mixture; mix thoroughly with hands.

  3. Gently press into prepared pans. Bake for about 25 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees F.

  4. Let stand 5 minutes; carefully remove with a spatula, and transfer to a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet. Tent with foil.

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

  6. Place 1 meat loaf on platter; spread 1 cup warm mashed potatoes over top. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons peas. Top with remaining meat loaf.

  7. Frost top and sides with 3 cups mashed potatoes. Decorate cake with carrot circles and remaining peas. Serve immediately.


  • Calories: 620.29kcal
  • Fat: 45.55g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.25g
  • Trans Fat: 2.34g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 20.69g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.32g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.05g
  • Fiber: 2.67g
  • Sugar: 2.37g
  • Protein: 36.84g
  • Cholesterol: 170.28mg
  • Sodium: 630.06mg
  • Calcium: 67.27mg
  • Potassium: 730.07mg
  • Iron: 4.97mg
  • Vitamin A: 112.87µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.94mg
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