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April Fools' "Grilled Cheese" Lunch

April Fools'

Betty Crocker™ pound cake is sliced thin, grilled, then spread with tinted frosting. Serve it up with candy berries, and "peas and carrots" and you've got a full lunch that isn't really lunch at all!MORE+LESS-

Updated October 5, 2014


box Betty Crocker™ pound cake mix


can Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting

Betty Crocker™ red and yellow decorating gels

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    Bake the Betty Crocker™ pound cake according to directions. NOTE: Bake your Betty Crocker™ cake mix ahead of time to make this snack a snap to assemble.

  • 2

    Slice the cooled pound cake into 1/2 inch slices. Spread both sides of each slice with a bit of softened butter.

  • 3

    Heat a grill pan to medium heat. Grill each side of the buttered pound cake until golden brown. Remove and cool.

  • 4

    Tint the frosting with the gel coloring until the color of your frosting matches the color of American cheese slices. (about 1/2 teaspoon yellow food coloring, and 1/8 teaspoon red food coloring).

  • 5

    Spread the frosting between each of the grilled pound cake slices.

  • 6

    Serve with candy berries. Slice pieces of orange candies and toss with green Sixlets candies to create April Fools Day peas and carrots. Serve with a cup of vanilla pudding milk with a candy stick straw.

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  • Surprise! It's not time for lunch -- but this tricky dessert looks just like something you'd pack for school. A hilarious greeting to April Fools' Day!

    I was standing in the middle school lunchroom one afternoon and happened to look down at my sandwich. I'd already munched two bites off of it without paying much attention, and now noticed a strange green item sticking out from under the bread. I peeled back the meat and cheese and found a piece of green paper (with two nice, big bites already taken out of it!). On the paper was my dad's handwriting, "April Fools!"

    Now that I'm a mom, I love to bring the same tricky spirit to the holiday that my dad raised me with, and this "meal" that's actually a sneaky "dessert" is a super fun way to do it -- without green paper stuck between two slices of a sandwich! We found this April Fools' "Grilled Cheese" Sandwich on the internet and just had to give it a try.

    Slice Betty Crocker pound cake into 1/2" slices, then spread each slice with a bit of softened butter.

    Place the slices on a grill pan heated to medium heat, then cook both sides until golden brown.

    Tint Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Frosting with red and yellow Betty Crocker Gel Food Coloring. You'll need more yellow than red to achieve that perfect "melted American cheese" color.

    Just add each color a little at a time until you're satisfied with your color.

    Spread your tinted frosting between two slices of grilled pound cake.

    Make it a meal by serving your pound cake "grilled cheese" sandwich with candy berries (a sprig of fresh mint makes them look extra real).

    Cut orange candy slices into "carrot sticks" with a sharp knife, and toss them with green Sixlets candies to make a side of "peas and carrots" for your lunch. To finish off your meal, fill a small cup with vanilla pudding and serve it with a candy stick "straw."

    Happy April Fools' Day!

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13 Fake Foods You Should Make for April Fools’ Day

April Fools’ Day is all about having fun and pranking friends, and there is no better way than to do it with food. Here are some funny fake-out foods to trick your friends on the April Fool’s Day.

1. Cheesy Carrots

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Fake out friends with this fun cheese carrot recipe that makes carrots out of cream cheese, and makes it look believable too. Serve it before dinner or with dinner for a tasty fake-out treat with friends.

2. Meatloaf Cupcakes

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This April Fools’ Day meatloaf cupcake recipe is made out of ground beef and topped with mashed potato buttercream. Add some gravy for the frosting or stuff the cupcake with mozzarella for added sweetness. This fake-out meatloaf cupcake will trick and surprise anyone.

3. Pigs in a Blanket

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Here’s an amazing fake-out recipe that will trick anyone who knows a good pigs-in-a-blanket dish. This fake sausage recipe calls for marzipan, sugar cookie dough, simple syrup and food coloring. It’s a perfect (and delicious) trick for any friend.

4. Cereal Fakeout

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This may look like a regular bowl of cereal but this fake-out cereal is really cauliflower soup with garam masala-spiced toasted O’s. After faking out your friend with a pretend bowl of cereal, you can still enjoy this yummy Indian dish as a snack. It’s perfect for April Fools’ Day because who doesn’t want to start the day with a nice bowl of toasted O’s?

5. Donut Sandwich

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This doughnut sandwhich recipe is a fake-out on the classic bagel and lox combo. The doughnut is actually a plain cake doughnut cut in half with honey and toffee bits on top. The filling is thinly cut papaya with a cream cheese spread. This fake breakfast dish will definitely make for a good laugh.

6. Oreos With Toothpaste

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This trick of making rOreos stuffed with toothpaste is very tricky and makes for the ultimate prank. All you have to do is scrape the frosting off with a knife, replace it with white toothpaste and then put the Oreo back together. It really resembles an Oreo, and as it says on the recipe website, should not be eaten.

7. Mashed Potato Sundae

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This mashed potato fake sundae recipe is sure to give someone a mouthful of surprise. The mashed potatoes look exactly like vanilla ice cream and the gravy looks a lot like caramel. It is super easy to make and will also make a great fake-out on April Fool’s Day.

8. “Grilled Cheese”

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This fake grilled cheese sandwhich recipe has an uncanny resemblance to a real grilled cheese sandwich. With white frosting, food coloring and pound cake this “grilled cheese” is sweeter and tastier than the real snack. Get ready to see someone cheesin’ after taking a bite of this delicious fake-out treat.

9. Fake Chicken Nuggets

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This fake chicken nugget recipe is really dinner disguised as desssert. With sugar, pound cake, corn syrup and peanuts it makes an easy fake-out dish look almost perfect. Go the extra mile and make the dipping sauce out of vanilla pudding, dark corn syrup and optional food coloring.

10. Candy Onion Rings

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This fake onion ring recipe is made solely out of candy and no doubt, is delicious. It’s the ultimate surprise for someone expecting a fried onion, to take a bite and taste a twizzler. This recipe calls for only 4 easy ingredients: Twizzlers Rainbow Twists, licorice pastels, white candy coating and graham cracker crumbs. This recipe feeds 10 people, so whip up this fun fakeout treat and have a real April Fools’ Day party.

11. Peach Donut

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Donuts never tasted so good. Skip the fat and dough and opt instead for this fake-out donut recipe that uses real peaches. Cover the peaches with yogurt and top them with granola, sprinkes or cinnamon sugar. This is a yummy and healthy fakeout food that will be good for any day or night of the week.

12. Faux Buffalo Wings

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This faux buffalo wing treat is made out of Rice Krisipies treats, tangerine juice, food coloring and marshmellow sauce. The best part is that to make it all you have to do is stick it in the microwave. It’s easy, fun, delicious and a worthy fake-out.

13. Pizza Cake

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This fake pizza recipe is actually a cake topped with candy toppings. First bake the cake mix and then add on pizza-like toppings: strawberry jelly for the tomato sauce, shredded white chocolate for the parmesian cheese, fruit roll-ups circles for the pepperoni and green gummy candy for green peppers. You can also use this recipe as a birthday cake for the ultimate pizza lover.

April Fools Day Recipes- Breakfast Idea

Omelet Hot Dog

Surprise Fried Egg

Spread plain or vanilla yogurt on to a round waffle. Top with a half of a peach or apricot. It visually looks like a fried egg.

Pink Deviled Eggs

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Canned Beets with juice
  • Mayonnaise or miracle whip
  • Mustard
  • Paprika

Place each egg white in the beet juice for 1-2 minutes. Drain on paper towel. Set on serving platter. Continue with each egg white.

In your bowl mash yolks. Add a spoonful of mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon mustard. Blend together and season with salt and pepper. With a spoon fill each pink egg white with your yolk mixture. Sprinkle with paprika. Serve.

April Fool&rsquos Day Menu: 15 Spectacular Fakeout Foods

Sometimes faking it is a good thing. In honor of April Fool’s Day, we found scrumptious-looking foods that purport to be something they’re not — cakes that look like vegetables, and strawberry jam masquerading as cocktail sauce. Surprise your family with these fun, delicious recipes — and have the last laugh.

All you need to make these pigs in a blanket are marzipan, food coloring and sugar cookie dough. And don’t forget the toothpicks!

One lick of this creamy ice cream and your taste buds will do a double take — the cones are stuffed with instant mashed potatoes blended with cream cheese and scallions for a savory surprise.

You won’t find any ground round in this faux shepherd’s pie, a sugary delight of Cocoa Krispies Treat beef and taffy carrots and peas. The mashed potato topping is made with melted marshmallows and butter and browned under the broiler.

Grab a slice of this cheesy pizza and you’ll get the shock of your life — it’s actually a tart made with fresh strawberries, mascarpone and mint.

When is spaghetti not really spaghetti? When it’s frosting pushed through a pastry bag to form strands (you could also use a zip-top plastic bag), then it’s covered with fresh strawberry sauce subbing for marinara. And the meatballs? They’re chocolate no-bake cookies rolled into mounds. Mangia!

This will crack you up: The broken eggshells are made from white chocolate and the yolks from lemon pudding.

No need to worry about carbs when you toss back a few of these French fries since they’re made with apples, cinnamon and sugar and dipped into strawberry jam. Bonus points for using a crinkle cutter.

These carrot cupcakes topped with cream cheese-nut frosting are actually mini meatloaves with mashed potatoes sprinkled with chopped bacon. We’ll take a dozen!

You’ll have sweet memories of TV dinners after a few bites of this meal, where the chicken is really cake rolled in corn flakes and the mashed potatoes is made from an iced cupcake. The clever baker subbed caramel sauce for the gravy and cubed bits of colored candies for the veggies. Even the table is edible—it’s a two-layer vanilla cake covered with frosting and fondant.

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