Saturday, February 4, 2012

Bologna Cake for Superbowl


I saw this on Foodgawker a few months ago.    I thought it would be the most fun thing to make and bring to a potluck.   And I've made it a few times since the first time I made it over a year ago.   giggle
Bologna Cake

Every-time I carry this into a gathering, I get comments on the 'cute' little cake I have in my hand, and when I say what it is, there is stunned disbelief.    But it tickles everyone's funny bone, and the next thing I know people are cutting into and eating it, and laughing at the whimsical 'cake'.    I have so much fun with the comments and the fun people have eating the 'cake'. 

Cast of Characters

First couple of layers

Using my offset spatula (Christmas present used for first time)

Bologna Cake
Ready to go to the party

Bologna Cake
Another look for the cake

Bologna Cake
Sliced and ready to be eaten
I'll say it again, this has to be one of the most fun appetizers I've ever made, to make and to eat.

Bologna Cake

Oscar Mayer Bologna, 12 oz package
1 1/2 8 oz. packages of cream cheese
1/2 package of dry Ranch dressing
1 8oz can Aerosol Cheese, Sharp Cheddar
Cilantro Leaves for decorating.
Buttery Crackers for putting it on.   (All I had on hand was Flipsides Pretzel Crackers, they worked)

I used the whole package of ranch dressing to 2 packages of cream cheese (what you don't use on the cake is great on crackers the next day.)  Can you tell I like Cream Cheese?
Just spread the cream cheese, about a tablespoon or so, on each layer of bologna and continue till you've used up the whole package. I think it is important here to have the bologna in as uniform slices as possible, it makes for a very nice presentation.    Then 'frost' the cake with more of the cream cheese and decorate with the aerosol cheese, (it comes with a handy star tip).     Decorate it with some greens, I've used Cilantro, Celery Leaves and Parsley.  What ever you have on hand.   Have fun. 

A guest at the party suggested using some pesto as part of the decorations, another thought some green chopped olives would complement it.   I think this is just one of those things you can have fun with.     And thanks again to Las Vegas Food Adventures for posting this.

Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


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