April Fool’s Day – Lasagna for dessert

This is by far the funniest dish. It was quite delish I might add!!

This prank dessert was pretty involved- I won’t lie. It took some time to prepare.  No cooking or baking — just many layers of yummy goodness to make it look legit.

We loved this as a family. It makes quite a bit, and its one of those desserts that probably should be eatten right away. Not kept for a 2nd day. And shouldn’t be assembled too far in advance. Pudding will make the cake soggy.

But for April Fool’s it was well worth the laughter and enjoyment with the kiddlets.

This idea came from Food Network last year.

They call it April Fools’ Lasagna – Banana Pudding Cake

Make a box of instant vanilla pudding. Cut a loaf of pound cake into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange half of the slices in a 7-by-11-inch baking dish, then press 20 vanilla wafers into the cake. Make fake tomato sauce: Mix 3/4 cup strawberry jam with 5 crushed Oreo cookies and dollop half of the mixture over the wafers. Sweeten 3/4 cup ricotta cheese with 2 teaspoons sugar; dollop half over the jam. Top with 1 sliced banana and half of the pudding. Repeat with the remaining cake, 20 more wafers, the remaining jam and ricotta mixtures, another sliced banana and the remaining pudding. Top with shaved white chocolate, crushed vanilla wafers and mint; chill.

We give it 4 1/2 stars!! Taste great, looks real, just very involved. 🙂

8 Responses to April Fool’s Day – Lasagna for dessert
    March 28, 2011 | 4:17 pm

    Oh, YOU MUST share this with us today…This would be a great recipe to link up to THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS; the theme this week is “SURPRISE INGREDIENT” (What can you hide in your recipe). Please come on over and link up….


  2. megan
    March 28, 2011 | 9:34 pm

    this is so interesting and looks yummy.


    March 29, 2011 | 7:39 pm

    Thanks so much for coming back and linking up to THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS.

    We would like to invite you back next Monday for a new theme “Husband’s Cook”; so if you have a post already or want to get your significant other in the kitchen this week, next week’s linky party is gonna be loads of fun, I know I can’t WAIT to see what my “non-cooking husband is gonna make”!


  4. B Fryman
    March 29, 2011 | 9:56 pm

    This looks really good! I love doing fun food on April Fool’s!

  5. Bianca @ Walnut Avenue
    March 30, 2011 | 1:46 pm

    This is such a great idea!!

    This recipe would be PERFECT for my Foodie Friday linky party!! Please pop in Friday to link up!!

  6. Tanya
    March 31, 2011 | 11:38 am

    Brilliant! What a cool April Fools Day food! I love it!

  7. Lindsey
    March 31, 2011 | 10:48 pm

    That is so great! What a perfect idea for April Fool’s Day! Would love for you to stop by and join my linky party!


  8. Erin @ Making Memories
    April 1, 2011 | 12:29 pm

    This is awesome! We just love fun food and this is perfect!!!

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