APRIL FOOLS: Faux Lasagna

Melanie Campbell


My son when he was 3 thought this was dinner. He got mad at me when I took it away from him.

When I got married, I played the joke on my husband. He told me that I forgot to cook dinner and I started laughing.


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  • 1 box
    instant vanilla pudding
  • 1
    loaf of pound cake
  • 40
    vanilla wafers

  • 3/4 c
    strawberry jam
  • 5
    crushed oreo cookies

  • 3/4 c
    ricotta cheese
  • 2 tsp

  • 2
  • MISC

  • ·
    shaved white chocolate
  • ·
    mint, dried

How to Make APRIL FOOLS: Faux Lasagna


  1. Make a box of instant vanilla pudding.
  2. 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.
  3. Make fake tomato sauce: Mix 3/4 cup strawberry jam with 5 crushed Oreo cookies and dollop half of the mixture over the wafers.
  4. Sweeten 3/4 cup ricotta cheese with 2 teaspoons sugar; dollop half over the jam.
  5. 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.
  6. Top with shaved white chocolate, crushed vanilla wafers and mint; chill.

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About APRIL FOOLS: Faux Lasagna

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: English
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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