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Meatloaf Cake

I can’t believe my baby boy is turning 10 years old today!

We named him Kai because it means ocean in Hawaiian. I find names interesting and how we often become what our name means. Kai is one with the ocean. He will swim in the Maui ocean all day! He loves it!

Kai also makes me laugh everyday! He is my little goofball that knows how to make anyone happy!

I asked Kai what flavor of cake he wanted for his birthday and he said, “Mom, I want a meat cake!” He is quite the Keto Kid! He doesn’t have a huge sweet tooth and prefers savory foods.

I thought a meat cake was a great idea! We all love meatloaf, so I made my fan favorite Swedish Meatloaf (with a few adaptations) into a meatloaf cake!

I wanted to make a cuter Halloween Meatloaf Cake, but Kai wanted a spooky one with the ketchup for the blood. He is a typical boy! No matter how much of a sweetie pie he is, boys love spooky looking cakes! So I made this meat cake extra spooky for him!

He also LOVES Primal Kitchen Ketchup and since I’m not a fancy artist, I used the ketchup to make a spooky Halloween cake that was really easy!

If you are looking for a delicious cake to serve at (next year’s) Halloween Party, I highly suggest making this amazing Meatloaf Cake! The leftovers are even better!

I also made Meatball Cake Pops that I will post next week!

Happy Halloween my keto friends!


Meatloaf Cake

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Beef and Lamb, Main Course, Nut Free
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 449


  • 3 pounds ground beef 85% lean
  • 1/2 pound ground pork or more beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup minced yellow onion
  • 4 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 teaspoons Redmond Real salt plus more for seasoning sauce (use code Maria15 for 15% off
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup beef bone broth I used Kettle and Fire brand



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, egg, tomato sauce, onion, mustard, garlic, salt, pepper. Mix until well combined.
  • Line an 8 inch, 6 inch and 3 inch cake pan with parchment paper and place mixture into the pans.
  • Place in the oven and cook the 3 inch meatloaf cake for 15 minutes or until cooked through and no longer pink inside. Cook the 6 inch meatloaf cake for 30 minutes or until cooked through and no longer pink inside. Cook the 8 inch meatloaf cake for 45-55 minutes or until cooked through and no longer pink inside.
  • Meanwhile, make the sauce: Place the butter in a saucepan and heat until the butter sizzles and brown flecks appear, stirring constantly to keep the butter from burning. Reduce the heat to low. Whisk in the cream cheese and broth. Use a stick blender to puree until smooth.
  • When the meatloaf is done, remove them from the oven. Allow to cool for 30 minutes in the fridge, so the frosting doesn't melt when you place it onto the meatloaf cake.
  • Once the meatloaf is cool, trim the top of the cakes so that they are flat on the top and bottom.
  • Place the 8 inch meatloaf cake on the bottom of a serving platter and use a knife to cover with frosting.
  • Place the 6 inch meatloaf cake on top of the frosted 8 inch meatloaf cake and use a knife to cover in frosting. Repeat with the 3 inch meatloaf cake.
  • Place in the fridge to chill until serving.
  • Just before serving, place a large knife into the center of the top of the cake. Pour the ketchup on the top of the cake and use a spoon to slide it down the slices to look like blood.
  • To serve, reheat slices in a casserole dish in a 350 degree F oven for 5 minutes or until heated through.


Calories: 449 | Fat: 36g | Protein: 23g | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fiber: 1g | P:E Ratio: 0.6



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