Top 10 Most Outrageous Recipes + Fool-Your-Friends Cake

by in View All Posts, April 1st, 2009


Fool-Your-Friends Cake

In honor of April Fools Day, I compiled a list of recipes that make everyone on the Web team chuckle (and/or grimace) whenever we run into them online. Which Food Network chef do you think scores highest in the ridiculous recipe contest? Hint: Her names starts with a “P” and should rhyme with “butter.”

Food Network’s Top 10 Most Outrageous Recipes

1. Fried Butter Balls – Paula – When someone first mentioned Paula’s fried butter recipe to me I thought it was a good joke. I couldn’t believe it when I actually ran into the recipe online!

2. Swamp Water – Sandra

3. The Heavyset Cheese Ball – Paula

4. “Fat Darrell” Sandwich – Paula

5. The Lady’s Brunch Burger – Paula – It may not sound like much, but trust me. . . click on the recipe.

6. Seared Frogs Legs Casserole – Robert Irvine

7. Baked Potato Ice Cream – Sandra

8. Get Yo’ Man Chicken – Neelys

9. “Is it Really Better than Sex?” Cake – Paula

10. Trompe L’oeil Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower, with Poached Tomatoes (“Fool the Eye” savory foods made to look like Chocolate layer cake, vanilla ice cream, and cherries jubilee) – Robert Irvine

Longest recipe title I’ve run across (30 words):
Go Oregonian! Oregon Style Pork Chops with Pinot Noir and Cranberries, Oregon Hash with Wild Mushrooms, Greens, Beets, Hazelnuts and Blue Cheese, Charred Whole Grain Bread with Butter and Chives – Rachael Ray

Most outrageous video clip:
Alton making a Pancake Cake with Avocado Frosting
If you dare, find the recipe here.

Honorable Mention (#11):
Mama Neely’s “Sock It To Me” Cake

Everyone on the Web team is excited about Food Network Challenge: Last Cake Standing – premiering this Sunday, 8 pm/7c, six pastry chefs battle for $50K, the largest prize in Challenge history, etc. – so we decided to wrap all of our best cake recipes up into a super cake-tacular feature package.

Searching our site for cake content had one major side effect – an unquenchable craving for moist crumbs and sweet frosting! I gave in and made the absolute easiest cake on the page, courtesy of Mama Neely. I’m calling it my “Fool-Your-Friends Cake” since it uses a cake mix but tastes completely and deliciously home made.

Spring fever? Check out our great Easter desserts and exciting new exclusive cupcake recipes from the Food Network Kitchens.

- Kirsten, Web Editor

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Comments (8)

  1. Amber says:

    So I am noticing that your cake looks al ot different than Mama Neely’s, Did you use a flower shaped bundt cake form? And if so, how did you deal with the filling, etc?

  2. Kirsten says:

    Yes, I did use a flower bundt cake pan! I was a little nervous about it, but I sprayed the pan with cooking spray and dusted it with flour, and it worked fine. I layered the filling in the same way as the instructions describe — add half the batter, swirl in the filling, and top with the rest of the batter. I was really happy with the result! I like to break out the bundt cake pan as often as possible.

  3. Jan says:

    I have the Bunco ladies coming on Thursday and was going to make a lemon bundt cake, your Great Grandma Eva’s recipe, but I think I will make this one instead. It looks great. Love to you, Kirsten, from your mom.

  4. Emily says:

    Baked Potato Ice Cream: Only Sandra would put frosting on ice cream. Yuck!

  5. Mrs. L says:

    I’m surprised Paulas recipe for Velveeta Cheese Fudge didn’t make the list! (Don’t laugh too hard though because it’s actually pretty good)

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