CAKE IS AWESOME!
Cake for dinner is even awesomer. Unfortunately some people look down on you for serving it as a main meal (thanks a lot child services)
Anyway, I have now devised a way for everyone (including those fussy kids) to have their cake and eat It too! Literally! (See what I did there?)
So how do you do it?
Bad quality, high fat mince is fan-fricken-tastic in this
It’s pretty easy really, it’s basically a chunk of mince with a whole bunch of stuff mixed in shoved in the oven. Think cake shaped meatloaf, and you’ve basically got the idea.
I usually start with my mince and veg – whatever I have on hand.
Bad quality, high fat mince is fan-fricken-tastic in this! It’s cheap, and your cake will stew in the delicious fattiness that is full flavor while it’s cooking, then drain away when you take it out of the cake mold (see MIL, I am feeding your precious grandkids healthy food)
For this recipe I used onion, cabbage, carrot, mushrooms and eggplant, but chuck in whatever vegetables you have – in the past I’ve used pretty much anything you can think of from the veg department – even those cheap frozen pre-cubed stuff, and as long as you chop it small, and keep the ratio about 1 veg to 4 meat, youre safe from those fussy little
assholes children of yours discovering your healthy secrets.
I usually add about half a tin of lentils too – just so I can pretend to be one of those “healthy” people, and bulk out the meal cheaply (less money on food = more money for wine!)
Add a tin of tomato paste, a couple of eggs, mixed herbs, and some breadcrumbs (if you want to be ridiculously
pretentious healthy, you can pre-cook some quinoa in water, then use that instead of breadcrumbs, this add adds a delicious nuttiness to your cake – oh! and makes it gluten free!! you can serve it up to that friend. Everyone has one of those friends..)
My absolute secret ingredients, that I love beyond life itself are (not wine this time – a recipe without wine means more for my glass!) Moroccan seasoning and grated parmesan cheese. Seriously, go nuts with the stuff. If you think there’s enough, put 3 times that much in again.
Ok, now you just cook it. If you want to know for how long, just google it. What am I? A real chef? Plus I don’t know how
much of a piggy big your cake mold is.
Also, if your kitchen doesn’t look like this by now, youre doing it wrong.
Now, mash some potatoes (more cheese in here too, that stuff is magic!)
You can add pumpkin or sweet potato if you want orange icing. Then ice.
Tell your kids youre eating meat cake for dinner, and serve up a slice.
# side note, you can make these as cupcakes too – I once tricked my toddler into eating them, by telling him he was tricking his dad into eating them!
Ah to be young and stupid!
Just make sure you use those thick cardboard cupcake papers, as there will be delicious fatty juices simmering in there that you’ll need to tip out of each cupcake before serving.
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