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Pizza Cake Recipe

Pizza Cake Recipe

Our kids had a great time putting together this cute creation for a Cub Scout cake auction. Using a boxed cake mix made preparation of the crust fast and easy.—Caroline Simzisko, Cordova, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting
  • Red liquid or paste food coloring
  • 3 ounces white baking chocolate, grated
  • 2 strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups


  • 1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour the batter into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pan.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. Place each cake on a 10-in. serving platter. Combine the frosting and food coloring; spread over the top of each cake to within 1/2 in. of edges. Sprinkle with grated chocolate for cheese.
  • 4. Unroll Fruit Roll-Ups; use a 1-1/2 in. round cutter to cut into circles for pepperoni. Arrange on cakes. Yield: 2 cakes (6-8 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 293 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 274mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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dweb72 User ID: 2696170 251875
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016

"I made this in 2001 with my then 5 year old - his kindergarten class absolutely LOVED it! I am just getting ptepared to make another for my 4year old :). I even ran to the local pizza place where they were kind enough to give me a pizza box - i hope again to 'wow' the daycare kids with this special treat!"

JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 249074
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2016

"Baked it in a 13x9. My son said it needed "herbs" so we sprinkled the top with 2 kinds of green sprinkles at the end."

Warrencook User ID: 8288847 222608
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2015

"When I mixed the vanilla frosting and the red food coloring the color came out pink. The more red I added the pinker it got"

dig1 User ID: 6907234 221887
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"This is very nice. I tried this once"

dig1 User ID: 6907234 221886
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"This is very nice. I tried this once"

Kristens198 User ID: 2663751 34919
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"I made 2 nine-inch rounds and gave one away."

Kristens198 User ID: 2663751 95477
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2013

"I made 2 nine-inch rounds and gave one away."

LandKA User ID: 6458158 35321
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"Good for a laugh, didn't trick anyone. The frosting was pink, couldn't get it to go red! A bit fiddly cutting the super sticky fruit roll-ups! Use high quality white chocolate if you want curls, i used cheap stuff & it ended up looking more like white powder! Keep the finished cake cool until you need it, otherwise chocolate melts into the frosting & disapears! Tastes good, made everyone laugh!"

cheryl Bryner User ID: 1195796 110773
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"My sons birthday is on April Fool's Day and this made a great fun cake for him, he even helped make it. We added chopped up gum drops to simulate veggies. (purple-black olives, green,red, and yellow-bell peppers.) Turned out great."

jessnichol User ID: 971235 49159
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2012

"Made this for the Cub Scout banquet for auction and it was a hit. Add green swedish fish for anchovies, halved Ferrero Rocher chocolates for meatballs and we had a great looking dessert pizza!"

gurlgmr User ID: 6507593 95471
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"We are holding a cake auction at our High School for a fund raiser for the After Prom event. I am not an experienced cake maker, but these were simple and just really cute. Tomorrow is the superbowl, so I thought the pizza cakes were a good idea. One thing to remember is that, if there's time between finishing the cakes and serving them or bringing them to where you want to be, keep them cool. The chocolate will melt otherwise. Very good idea. Thanks!"

RaOwBe User ID: 705805 55967
Reviewed May. 23, 2011

"ha - nice!"

Frank Gundermuk User ID: 5933242 49158
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011

"This recipe is rocking. Ha Ha.

All I can say is it is a great way to wrap up a pizza party! Frank"

msbraun6 User ID: 2051700 37670
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

"I loved the ideas here for April Fool's Day recipes. It inspired me to make a couple tonight for supper. This was one. I didn't have the white chocolate, but used large-flake coconut instead which worked well as a "grated cheese." Be sure you cut the "pepperoni's" small enough; mine were kind of big and didn't look as good as the picture. But the whole thing was a hit! Thanks for the idea."

summerdae711 User ID: 4431052 79143
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

"This was funny. for April Fool's dinner we had this "pizza" for dessert and for dinner we had the pizza that looks like a cake from this website. It made for a fun April Fool's evening. I never quite got the frosting red, after so much red gel it was still pink, so I just kept it pink. I read one website where someone used seedless strawberry jam for the "sauce" and rolled and cut gumdrops for olives, peppers, and onions. Not as realistic as the cake pizza, but just as amusing."

jheffernan User ID: 3743189 85676
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2009

"I just made one of these for my son's birthday party - all the kids loved it! I used M&Ms to look like sausage, green and yellow fruit snacks cut up to look like bell peppers and fruit roll ups to look like pepperoni, grated white chocolate to look like mozzarella cheese - it was a great success!"

JFenrick User ID: 1441711 84204
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2008

"My kids had a great time making this, and it tasted good also."

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