BAKED POTATO — APRIL FOOLS IT’S A CAKE

March 29, 2017

This POTATO really is a CAKE! We’re not foolin’ but we are APRIL FOOLIN’!

April Fool’s Day is our favorite HOLIDAY and every year we COOK UP something new to celebrate the day! This cake is even NO-BAKE so you won’t be spending all day in the kitchen!

Here’s how we did it:

Start with a frozen store-bought pound cake. Bevel the corners of the pound cake to make a potato shape. Crumble the trimmings and reserve them.

Press 40 Kraft caramels together and soften. Roll the caramels out to a 12 by 15 inch rectangle.

Cover the beveled cake with a thick layer of frosting. Drape the sheet of caramel over the frosted cake, tuck at the bottom and create smooth rounded corners, no folds.

Use your fingers to indent the caramel sheet in a few places on each side. Use a toothpick to poke a hole at the center of each indention and insert a yellow licorice pastel for the eyes.

Using a pastry brush, dust the entire potato with unsweetened cocoa powder. Transfer the potato to a foil lined serving platter. Use a sharp knife to split the caramel from end to end along the top of the potato. Open the caramel sheet and add frosting to the opening. Sprinkle the frosted opening with the crumbed cake reserved from the beveled corners to look like the inside of the potato.

Add a large dollop of whipped topping to the split opening and garnish with slivers of circus peanuts to look like cheese, slices of green sour straws to look like chives, and pink and white taffy rolled out together to resemble bacon.

WE HOPE YOU WERE FOOLED!

Have a very Foolish April Fools Day!

Alan and Karen

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