Cocktail Birthday Cake

Cocktail Birthday Cake


"Two types of bread, ham and salami are layered with a mustard butter and frosted with cream cheese, curry powder and almonds to create a fun, delicious "cake" that is cut up into little pieces and served cold. The curry powder may be omitted."


5 h 20 m servings 334 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 334 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 23.7 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 10.7 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 810 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small bowl, mix the butter and mustard.
  2. Remove crusts from the bread slices. On a small cookie sheet, arrange 4 rye slices to form a square. Spread slices with a layer of mustard butter. Top with 4 slices of boiled ham. Top the boiled ham with four slices of white bread arranged in a square. Spread with mustard butter. Top with 4 slices of cooked ham. Top the cooked ham with four slices of rye bread arranged in a square. Spread with mustard butter. Top with 4 slices of salami. Repeat until 8 alternating layers have been created. Trim overhanging meat.
  3. Place a small cookie sheet on top of the layers. Weigh down the cookie sheet with a bowl so as to lightly flatten the layers into a thinner, square cake. Continue flattening and refrigerate a minimum of 5 hours.
  4. Frost the chilled cake on all sides with cream cheese and curry powder. Decorate with almonds. Refrigerate until serving.
  5. To serve, cut into quarters, then six cubes per quarter resulting in 24 pieces.
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  1. 8 Ratings


Sorry but I can only give this 3 stars. I really wanted to give it more but this was not a hit at all last night at my party. I had 11 adults here and only 3 said they liked it. The problem was ...

I made this for a friend whos' diabetic, but happens to LOVE ham sandwiches! It was fun to make- I used mustard to write "Happy Birthday". People were a bit wary of it at first, but it ended up ...

The first time I made this I followed the directions to a "T". The second time, I modified it to reflect my family's taste and it was a huge hit. I added swiss cheese to the ham layer and provol...

This recipe was a hit at a party I hosted recently. No one had any idea it wasn't a real cake until we cut into it, and then my guests had a delicious surprise. I had several requests for this...

I loved it!!! My guests where a little surprised to find the *cake* tasting savoury. It looked beautyful and people thought it was a lemon cake!!The only change I made was that I used crushed up...

smoked and boiled (lighter colour of the two) ham, mini salami stuck in the boiled ham cones, layed on cucumber slices, together with halved trees cut out from cheese slices (xmas shape), salami...

This recipe has been our family for years and it is still great. This is always a winner.

gross ... i was expecting so much ... wont be wasting time or ingredients on this again ... so mad