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Vegan Meatloaf Cake Easy Plant-Based Recipe

Vegan Meatloaf Cake is delicious and easy to make. It’s hearty and is a fun dinner idea for kids! It uses commonly found ingredients and takes less than an hour to make.

Vegan Meatload Cake

I started out planning to make regular vegan meatloaf but had packed away the regular meatloaf pans. All I had in my current kitchen was a couple of round cake pans. Hmm … Why not meatloaf cake?! And it’s so easy to make. 


Vegan Meatloaf Cake with TVP

This vegan meatloaf cake uses TVP for a meaty texture and oats to bind it all together. 

Add the spices … garlic powder, onion powder, chives … 


Then rehydrate it all with boiling water. 


Stir in your favorite barbeque sauce and spread evenly in cake pans. 

Vegan Meatload Cake

Spread a little more barbeque sauce on the top and bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes.

spread the bbq sauce

Add some vegan mashed potato “frosting” and, optionally, a big drizzle of onion mushroom gravy or vegan sausage gravy and … yum. 

Vegan Meatload Cake

So easy, so fun, and so delicious!

Vegan Meatload Cake

To finish it off, I sprinkled on some chives and bac-o-bits, which are accidentally vegan!

4.67 from 6 votes

Vegan Meatloaf Cake

Vegan Meatloaf Cake is delicious and easy to make. It's hearty and is a fun dinner idea for kids! It uses commonly found ingredients and takes less than an hour to make.

Course dinner
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword vegan meatloaf, vegan recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
assembling 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 245 kcal



  1. Place all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine well. Stir in the barbeque sauce or ketchup and mustard.

  2. Pour in the boiling water and mix until all the ingredients are moistened and begin to rehydrate and stick together.

  3. Let the mixture rest for a few minutes.

  4. Divide the mixture into two 8" nonstick cake pans and spread evenly.

  5. Add a bit more barbeque sauce or ketchup to the top.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes, until the meatloaf has firmed and the sides are starting to brown.

  7. Make about 3 cups of your favorite mashed potatoes while the meatloaf bakes. Instant or homemade both work.

  8. Remove the meatloafs from the oven when done. Allow them to cool for a few minutes until cooled enough to handle. Lift one meatloaf out of the pan using a spatula (and dexterity!).

  9. Place one meatloaf on a suitable plate or cake stand and spread with about a cup or so of mashed potatoes. Just like when frosting a cake, place the second meatloaf on top of the mashed potatoes layer and add more mashed potatoes to the top.

  10. Add a sprinkle of dried chives and bac-o-bits.

  11. Cut like a cake and serve while still warm. Add a splash of gravy, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Meatloaf Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Vegan Butter Burger

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Vegan Breakfast Sausage

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Smoky Rosemary Hummus

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