April Fool's Day Recipes

Meat Loaf Cake for Two >

Creamy whipped potatoes atop tender beef patties in this recipe are the makings of a practically perfect food—or, better yet, a perfect practical joke.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Kids' Sushi >

I've taken these fun, mock sushi rolls to picnics and parties and served them at home with an Asian dinner. Kids always enjoy the bite-sized treats.
—Lorri Reinhardt, Big Bend, Wisconsin


Make that to go! Try packaging your "sushi" in a domed container, with a label you design. (We asked to buy a new container at the deli section of the grocery store—the clerk was happy to oblige!)


April Fools Cake >

This recipe is so easy to put together and so tasty it will be requested on more than just April Fools day!
—Julie Foltz, Newport News, Virginia


Ice Cream Tacos >

These ice cream-filled "tacos" are fun to make and eat. They're great party treats, and kids have a ball putting them together. Adults enjoy these, too.
—Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey


"Meatball" Sub >

Do you have a fun-loving family that appreciates pranks? Give 'em a real gotcha this year they'll never forget. This "sub" features a pound cake "bun" and ice cream "meatballs." This recipes is as fun to make as it is to eat!
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


"Onion" Rings >

Fool even the most seasoned foodie with this basket of "onion" rings. Graham cracker crumbs coat Twizzlers to create the illusion of deep-fried goodness.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Pizza Cake >

A boxed cake mix forms the crust for this pizza cake, prepared vanilla frosting tinted red makes the sauce, grated white chocolate is the cheese and fruit rolls cut into circles are the pepperoni.
—Caroline Simzisko, Cordova, Tennessee


Learn how to make the pizza cake! In this video, our test kitchen gives you step-by-step instructions for making the pizza cake.
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Faux Chicken Nuggets >

Here's a recipe for "chicken nuggets" that's poultry-free. It calls for pound cake in place of chicken, rolled in a "batter" of chopped peanuts. Kids will think they're having dinner for dessert.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen






"Fool" Food


Rhubarb Fool with Strawberries >

A fool is a classic British dessert that's usually made with whipped cream and cooked fruit. Try my quick version with rhubarb and berries.
—Cheryl Miller, Fort Coollins, Colorado


Blueberry Peach Fool >

Why not usher in April with this delightfully creamy whipped dessert? This recipe is chockfull of the fresh, fruity goodness that hints of warmer weather and appeals to all ages.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Tangy Rhubarb Fool >

I came up with this recipe because I love mousse, and because it's an easy way to enjoy rhubarb in a dessert that's light and refreshing.
—Alan Mortensen, Dwight, Illinois