Intro: Funfetti Burger Cake
The funfetti burger cake is a great way to add some extra protein to any meat-lover's birthday. The bulk of this cake is based on your standard meatloaf recipe, but with a twist! This cake is extra festive thanks to the addition of rainbow colored sprinkles.
Ingredients for the cake:
- 1 1/2 Lb ground beef
- 1 large onion minced
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- salt to taste
- multicolored sprinkles
Ingredients for the filling:
- 9 oz relish
- green and yellow food coloring
- 1 pack frozen french fries
- 1 pack frozen sweet potato fries
- 1 12 oz tub of cream cheese
- 1 8 oz pack of sharp cheddar cheese
Step 1: Make Some Meatloaf
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Mince an Onion
Finely chop one whole onion.
Step 3: Milk
Measure 1 cup of milk and add it to the onions.
Step 4: Add Some Breadcrumbs
Add 1 to 1 1/2 cups of breadcrumbs to the mixture.
Step 5: Egg
Add 1-3 eggs to the mixture. I recommend more eggs to keep the "cake" from crumbling.
Step 6: Ketchup
Measure and add 1/3 cup ketchup.
Step 7: Salt
Add a dash of salt to taste.
Step 8: The Meat
Add 1 1/2 pounds ground beef.
Step 9: And Last But Not Least
To make this burger cake truly festive, add half a bottle of sprinkles and stir thoroughly.
Step 10: Bake the Fun-fetti Meatloaf
Spread the mixture into a 5"x9" loaf pan and bake for 1 hour. The top of the meatloaf should be firm and very colorful.
Step 11: Bake the French Fries
Preheat the oven to 415 degrees F. Spread the frozen french fries and sweet potatoes onto a baking sheet and place in the oven for 20 minutes. Coarsely chop the fries after baking.
I was lucky to have two different ovens while making this cake. If you have a single oven, add the fries in with your loaf pan at 350 degrees F for 1/2 hour, or until they begin to crisp.
Step 12: Prepare the Relish
Pour the relish into a bowl with two to three drops of green and yellow food coloring. Mix until the relish is bright green.
Step 13: Prepare the Cheese Icing
Combine the cream cream and sharp cheddar cheese in a bowl. The mixture looks like your great aunt's jello and mayo salad, but trust me, it tastes like cheesy goodness.
Step 14: Cut the Cake Layers
Press the lip of a medium-sized bowl into the funfetti meatloaf to cut out a circular round. Use a spatula to remove it from the loaf pan.
Step 15: Begin Layering
Top the first meaty layer with the cheese spread, relish, and fries. Repeat as many times as you like, depending on how tall you want your cake. Make sure you apply the fillings evenly over the burgers, or the cake edges will sag and collapse.
Step 16: Add the Finishing Touches and Enjoy
Garnish the funfetti burger cake with extra fries. Give the cake a little "je ne sais quoi" by drizzling ketchup and mustard around the plate.
I can attest that this cake is delicious! It tastes like a combination of childhood meatloaf memories and In-N-Out Burger (for all the west-coasters out there) with a touch of sweetness from the sprinkles. Enjoy!