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A fun and tasty April Fool's Day Dinner Idea where nothing is quite as it seems. Meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potato frosting, apple fries, and Cocoa Krispies mock meatloaf

A fun and tasty April Fool’s Day Dinner Idea where nothing is quite as it seems. Meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potato frosting, apple fries, and Cocoa Krispies mock meatloaf.

Have fun and fool the whole family with this dinner. I have fond memories of my own mother making fun meals like this for us. I’ve made a video to go along with it. Be sure to check it out as it has extra tips and is a great visual for how to pull off this tricky meal. It’s easy to make, of course, but it sure will trick people!

 

Meatloaf Cupcakes

Meatloaf "cupcakes" with mashed potato "frosting" look just like real the real thing!

Apple Fries

Apple "fries" sprinkled with sugar in a basket

Cocoa Krispies Mock Meatloaf

Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Potato Frosting
Servings

1 dozen "cupcakes"

Meatloaf cupcakes with Mashed Potato "frosting" look just like the real thing!
Nothing is quite as it seems with this cupcake! Make cupcakes out of meatloaf and top them off with mashed potato frosting.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a muffin tin.
  • Make your meatloaf mixture. You can use any recipe or check out my favorite recipe above.
  • Make everything except the glaze.
  • Form meatloaf into large meatballs that fill the muffin tin holes. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Once baked, remove from muffin tin and place in cupcake liners.
  • Meanwhile, make a batch of
  • mashed potatoes
  • Transfer mashed potatoes to a pastry bag with a star tip.
  • Frost "cupcakes" with mashed potatoes.
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