Transform Your Favorite Lunch Meat Into A Delicious Meat and Cheese Appetizer

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Transform Your Favorite Lunch Meat Into A Delicious Meat and Cheese Appetizer


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This classic cake has been america's best kept secret for decades! If you love a tasty bologna sandwich, then you'll think the cake is amazing. The meat and cheese and a match made in flavor heaven.

This simple Bologna Cake is layers of America's favorite lunch meat and cream cheese topped with a cheddar cheese frosting. Serve this with crackers at your next party and watch as this delicious conversation starter gets devoured.  

Here are some photos from people who've made this recipe and loved it!

How cute does it look served on a platter with crackers?

Add some parsley for a nice touch of green garnish.

Want to make this recipe at your next get together? Get the full list of ingredients and directions for the bologna cake below. Let us know how it turns out!


For cake:

  • 12 ounces good quality bologna, sliced
  • 12 ounces room temperature cream cheese (one and one half blocks)
  • ½ package dry ranch salad dressing mix

For cheddar cheese frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cups cheese whiz
  • 1 cup Ritz cheese crackers


For cake:

  1. In a medium bowl and with a spatula combine the dry ranch dressing mix with cream cheese until well blended.
  2. Place the first slice of bologna on a medium serving plate. Spread about a teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture evenly over the top of the bologna. Place another slice of bologna on top and repeat until all of the bologna slices have been used.
  3. Spread the remaining cream cheese over the top and sides, as if icing a real cake. Pipe  Cheddar cheese frosting around the base of the "cake" and around the upper rim. Garnish as desired with olives, parsley or green onions.

For cheddar cheese frosting:

  1. Place Ritz crackers in food processor until crackers become powder.
  2. Whip cream cheese with hand mixer until fluffy, add cheese whiz and cracker powder; mix until combined.
  3. Fill piping bag and decorate cake!

Do you know someone who would love to try this appetizer? Make sure to share this recipe with them!

You can watch our step by step video below to see how we made this delicious bologna cake.