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April Fools' Cake Recipe
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April Fools' Cake Recipe

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This recipe is the so easy to put together and is so tasty it will be requested more then just on April Fool's day!—Julie Foltz, Newport News, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 package (8 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 3 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 5 to 6 slices mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 497 calories, 33g fat (13g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 1776mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the pizza sauce, sausage and pepperoni; set aside. In another bowl, combine the biscuit mix, milk, eggs, butter and garlic salt. Spread half of the batter on the bottom and up the sides of a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan. Spoon meat mixture over batter; cover with remaining batter.
  2. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until browned and a toothpick comes out clean. Invert onto a baking sheet. Arrange cheese over cake. Return to the oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Using two large metal spatulas, transfer cake to a serving platter; serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as April Fools' Cake in Country Woman March/April 2002, p24

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.


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angieact1 User ID: 1990802 92026
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2014

"I did not use the sausage and used turkey pepperoni instead. It was really good!"

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LandKA User ID: 6458158 71229
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"Fooled everyone, & tastes great! I made this ahead of time along with the layer meatload cake & heated them up at the time as we were having 17 visitors for lunch. Melted the cheese last minute as directed, works amazingly! Looks perfect!!!!!"

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LandKA User ID: 6458158 92025
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2012

"I've hade this twice now, the first time I cooked it for 35 mins & it was nearly burned, very dark & hard as a rock! The 2nd time I cooked it for 25 mins, still over cooked. Dunno if it is worth the bother to make again, a good idea tho. Works perfectly to trick people with!"

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RaOwBe User ID: 705805 91924
Reviewed May. 23, 2011

"Great idea - can't wait for next April Fools Day!"

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trudysalo User ID: 659036 111245
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2011

"Entirely too much filling for the amount of batter that this recipe makes. I would make it again, but would cut the amount of filling so that it doesn't leak out during baking."

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summerdae711 User ID: 4431052 91986
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

"This was wonderful! My family got a kick out of it, boy were they excited when I told them we were having cake for dinner! This was delish too. I recommend using brand name cheese slices, I had both brand name and store brand on hand. The store brand didn't drip like the brand name cheese did. It still looked realistic! Served it just like a cake."

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jzmndreams User ID: 1551838 82885
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"I love the idea! I can't wait to try it!"

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Gizmo81795 User ID: 27046 111244
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"It is a pizza, made to look like a cake....hence, April Fool's cake"

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Quasimoto User ID: 4362069 157544
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2010

"The recipe for April Fools cake, does not appear. It comes up regular pizza. How do I obtain the recipe?"

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